By Rupal Shirpurkar, Business Head (Cloud BU – APAC) of Click2Cloud Inc. and Alibaba Cloud MVP
Many enterprises have on-premises infrastructures that hamper them with heavy workloads, complex management, capital expenses, reliability, and scalability challenges. To overcome such major problems, enterprises switch their workload from on-premises to the cloud. Migrating workloads to the cloud save time and reduce capital expenses, increases reliability, flexibility, scalability, and optimizes costs. Cost, budget, and infra management are about maintaining feasibly with the migration option.
Migration requires planning and strategy. Let's take a look at some of the challenges enterprises to face during cloud migration:
You can overcome all these challenges mentioned above with Alibaba Cloud Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Solutions for Cloud Migration. Alibaba Cloud ISV Solution for Cloud Migration offers Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) the optimal cloud migration solutions to ready your cloud business with the shortest path.
For small to medium-sized enterprises (SME), the ISV solutions for cloud migration provide easy-to-use, more elastic, and cost-efficient cloud services to their customers to gain more visibility towards migration approaches. Alibaba Cloud understands the requirements of its customers and can visualize their business needs. They support SMEs to scale the business and enhance their customer journey towards cloud migration.
Alibaba Cloud ISV Solutions for Cloud Migration is tailored according to the best practices of working with SME customers. Alibaba Cloud provides your SME customers faster integration time and greater cost savings.
An ISV's success depends on building a reliable global cloud network. With Alibaba Cloud, you can accomplish this in just three steps. As a first step, create network resources, such as virtual private clouds (VPCs) and switches. Next, modify network security policies based on routing plans and subnet access control lists (ACLs). Finally, to deploy the application on the cloud, deploy resources, such as Elastic Compute Service (ECS) and Server Load Balancer (SLB). Ensure the security of your environment by configuring policies, such as resource whitelists.
Fig 1: Setup of Global Cloud Network Architecture
Alibaba Cloud Cloud Server Migration Center (SMC) simplifies the process of migrating one or more server types, such as virtual machines and servers, from other clouds to Alibaba Cloud. Using the SMC console, import the source server's data into the console and set up the source servers. A migration task can be created and run from the SMC console.
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Fig 2: Migrating to Cloud Architecture
Data can be transferred to and from Alibaba Cloud, other cloud platforms, and local data centers. You can send Terabytes or Petabytes of data from offline data centers to Object Storage Service (OSS) or directly to Alibaba Cloud using a custom data transport device.
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Fig 3: Migrate Data to the Cloud Architecture
You can migrate databases to Alibaba Cloud Data Transmission Service (DTS). For migration, synchronization, and subscription, create the DTS instances first. Next, create migration tasks based on the type of source and data targets that will migrate the data. Afterward, create real-time synchronization tasks or channels to obtain changes to data in real-time.
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Fig 4: Migrate Database to the Cloud
It is helpful to ISVs if they can spend less time and effort providing more customers with web services. A high degree of elasticity is needed to share public resources. It will help you create an ECS server that can be configured with cPanel and Plesk, which allows you to deploy multiple websites and store files on OSS at the same time. EIP, Plesk, and cPanel distribute the data to different websites. A new ECS server with cPanel and Plesk can be built to migrate some sites to the new server when traffic increases significantly. Then, the distribution IP address is propagated to the new server automatically. You can move the websites back to their original ECS servers when traffic declines to reduce costs.
Fig 5: Deployment on the Cloud Architecture
Efficient Cost Management
ISVs can save operating costs by utilizing Alibaba Cloud's 40,000 vCPU resources. Alibaba Cloud Galaxy+ Program (AGP) offers a 40% discount on the first ten ECS instances for 12 months.
Reliable Global Networking
Alibaba Clouds' multi-regional availability zones offer your customers easy, low-cost application deployment worldwide.
A Comprehensive Approach to Security and Compliance
Alibaba Cloud offers a wide range of reliable, secure, and up-to-date cloud solutions and top-quality compliance services to help your business and customers follow local regulations with ease.
Migrate to the Cloud Easily
This solution helps ISVs start cloud businesses quickly, as it combines the cloud products ISVs need to launch cloud businesses.
Leverage cloud migration in a simple, secure, and cost-effective way with Alibaba Cloud Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Solutions for Cloud Migration. The solution provides cost savings, reliability, scalability, flexibility, and secure data migration. You can deploy, host web applications, migrate servers, and manage global cloud networks seamlessly through Alibaba Cloud.
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