Alibaba Cloud offers a full range of services and resources to help you comprehensively assess and plan your migration journey, quickly migrate to Alibaba Cloud in easy steps with enhanced security measures, and manage your resources on Alibaba Cloud with cost-effective services to ensure business continuity.
You can choose to migrate to Alibaba Cloud with your self-built platforms, or opt to outsource the migration to Alibaba Cloud's Migration Service or a trusted Alibaba Cloud Partner.
Alibaba Cloud Migration Whitepapers
Cloud Adoption Framework
This whitepaper is intended for CIOs and CTOs to understand migration strategies, total cost of ownership (TCO), organization alignment, business values, and cloud adoption roadmap. It provides comprehensive guidance for enterprises to plan, execute, and optimize the cloud adoption process.
Cloud Migration Methodology and Tools
These whitepapers provide references for infrastructure leads or members of the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to understand the migration process to Alibaba Cloud with our four-step cloud migration framework and how Alibaba Cloud uses a landing zone to help financial services customers build a secure, compliant, manageable, and scalable cloud environment.
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Download "Building a Secure and Compliant Landing Zone for Financial Services Institutions" >
Cloud Migration Guides
These whitepapers provide step-by-step guidance for infrastructure team members or managed solution partners to migrate digital assets from on-premises, AWS, GCP, and Azure environments to Alibaba Cloud.
Download "Migration to Alibaba Cloud Handbook" >
Download "Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure Guide for AWS Professionals" >
Download "Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure Guide for GCP Professionals" >
Download "Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure Guide for Azure Professionals" >
Assess the business value, migration workload, migration method, and costs
Evaluate Migration Needs
Evaluate the challenges and objectives for migration, understand the cloud environment and the tolerance to maximum downtime, current or potential risks of failure, and the compatibility of the current system to the target cloud platform
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Estimate TCO of the Cloud Environment
Calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of cloud infrastructure and compare it with costs of other cloud vendors using Cloud Migration Hub
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Prepare the Resource Inventory List
Analyze your current resource inventory to forecast cloud infrastructure requirements and migration workloads to gain more visibility on migration time, method, and scheduling
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Customize the planning of cloud deployment based on your business requirements to guarantee maximum compatibility and stability after migration
Design Migration Strategy
Gain a full understanding of Alibaba Cloud’s solutions for migrating your IT infrastructure to Alibaba Cloud, including application migration, data migration, and database migration-related tools, utilities, and methodologies, to plan and implement an IT infrastructure migration
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Blueprint the overall architecture and map the appropriate cloud products and services based on your business needs to ensure high availability, scalability, and performance.
Prepare for Cloud Governance
Pre-plan the IT resources of different accounts, including landing zone deployment, resource structures, identity and permission management, and security and regulatory compliance, to facilitate a smooth and cost-efficient migration
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Test the Cutover Solution
Verify the cutover strategies to ensure the feasibility of the cutover solution, such as validating applications to ensure the cutover process is in order, identify gaps and issues, and designing cloud backup strategies for cutover applications
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Migration Project Management: How to use Cloud Migration Hub (CMH) to manage migration Projects
Migrate application servers, containers, databases, and data to Alibaba Cloud with tailored products and services
Migrate Application Servers
You can use Alibaba Cloud Server Migration Center (SMC) to migrate one or more source servers to Alibaba Cloud. Source servers can be servers in data centers, VMs, servers on other cloud platforms, and servers of other types. You can also use third-party migration tools such as saasame for the migration of on-premise VMs and images.
For agentless migration of VMWare virtual machines, you can use Alibaba Cloud Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) to ensure cost-effective disaster recovery and migration for data stored in VMware virtual machines.
You can migrate containers to Alibaba Cloud with your own self-built platform or the tools we provide. First create and configure resources on the target clusters, then migrate data to corresponding Alibaba Cloud services. For example, migrate images to Container Registry, databases to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL and PolarDB, and data storage to Object Storage Service and File Storage NAS. Next you can choose to migrate applications with your self-built CI/CD platform, or with Alibaba Cloud Velero. Last, test the services of your business after migration, and update the DNS configuration to switch traffic to ACK clusters.
You can also migrate docker image files with Alibaba Cloud Image Syncer to Alibaba Cloud Container Registry.
Alibaba Cloud Database Migration solution provides a low-cost self-service database migration experience. Both homogenous migration such as MySQL to MySQL, or heterogenous migration such as Oracle Database to PolarDB, are supported. You can smoothly migrate databases from 100s of GB to multiple TBs in size with minimal business impact.
You can also leverage the Oracle Database Migration solution to migrate your legacy Oracle databases to Alibaba Cloud to save on long-term costs and take advantage of improved scalability, reliability, robust security, high performance, and cloud-native features.
You can migrate data from a local IDC to Alibaba Cloud OSS, or from an on-premises Network Attached Storage (NAS) server to Apsara File Storage NAS or OSS for long-term storage. You can also migrate the data of a web-based service provider from a cloud service to Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS). Please refer to Data Online Migration for detailed migration instructions based on your business needs.
Monitor resource usage and application performance, manage operations and permissions, and facilitate future infrastructure deployment.
Monitor Cloud Resources
Monitor the usage of the cloud resources, and the status and health of your business to ensure the availability of your application when an alarm is triggered
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Manage O&M permissions in a centralized manner, monitor all O&M operations, and reproduce O&M scenarios in real-time to facilitate identity authentication, access control, and operation audit
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Ensure Business Continuity
Improve business availability on the cloud with secure, efficient, and cost-effective backup services, cross-AZ and cross-region disaster recovery, and the deduplication and AES-256 encryption features.
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Automate Infrastructure Deployment
Manage identical future infrastructure deployment with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to reduce errors that will compromise the cloud infrastructure and application deployment.
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Leverage Our After-Sale and Training Services to Ease Your Migration Journey to Alibaba Cloud
Cloud Migration Hub
Plan your migration with automatic and intelligent system surveys, cloud adoption planning, and migration management
TCO Analysis for Cloud Migration
Full-Coverage System Survey
Business Analysis and Presentation
Migration Assistance and Integration
Cloud Governance Center
Set up and manage an Alibaba Cloud multi-account environment in one stop
Compatibility with Your Existing Solutions
Automatic Setup of a Multi-Account Environment
Quick Account Creation
Visual Continuous Governance
Server Migration Center
Migrate servers in self-managed data centers, virtual machines (VMs), third-party cloud servers, or servers of other types to Alibaba Cloud
Multiple Migration Scenarios
Automated Server Migration
Automatic Server Restoration
Migration Result Verification
Data Transmission Service
Migrate and synchronize data between data engines, such as relational databases, NoSQL and OLAP
High-Speed Data Migration
Real-Time Data Replication
Easy-to-Use Management Console
Migrate TB-level or PB-level data to Alibaba Cloud securely and efficiently while reducing costs
High-Speed Data Transmission
Point-to-Point Device Encryption
Low Logistics and Network Costs
Quick and Easy Scaling
Object Storage Service (OSS)
Store and access any amount of data from anywhere with industry-leading scalability, durability and performance
99.9999999999% (12 9's) Durability
Easy Data Migration
Cost-Effectiveness and Easy Consumption
Migrate images with secure image management and easy permission control
Support for Multiple Regions
Image Security Status Scan
Stable Service Build Creation
Seamless Integration with Cloud Services
Automate performance monitoring of all your web resources and applications in real time
Ready to Use With No Coding
Maintenance Efficiency Improvement
Support the collection, consumption, shipping, search, and analysis of logs for comprehensive system monitoring
Easy Integration and Configuration
Comprehensive APIs and SDKs
Hybrid Backup Recovery
Provide secure and efficient backup, disaster recovery and archive services
Up to 70% TCO Reduction
Up to 30:1 Deduplication and Compression Ratio
99.9999999999% Data Durability
Provide a secure and cost-efficient solution for continuous data protection
Real-time Incremental Backup
Encrypted Data Transmission and Storage
Support for Multiple Environments
Pay-As-You-Go Billing Method
Security and Compliance
SOC2 Type II Report