Cloud Migration

Transfer your on-premise business to the robust Alibaba Cloud infrastructure
with a smooth migration journey

Overview

Alibaba Cloud offers comprehensive services and resources to ensure a smooth migration so you can run your business on our robust cloud infrastructure with powerful disaster recovery capabilities and comprehensive security measures. You can choose to migrate data to Alibaba Cloud with your self-built platforms, or opt to outsource the migration to either Alibaba Cloud's Migration Service or a trusted Alibaba Cloud Partner.

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Migration Journey to Alibaba Cloud in 7 Steps

Assess Migration
Customize Architecture
Migrate to Alibaba Cloud
Set Up Disaster Recovery
Optimize Migrated Applications
Enhance Cloud Security
Manage Resources on the Cloud
Assess Migration

Assess the business value, migration workload, and migration method and cost

Evaluate Cloud Capacity

Analyze your current business situation to forecast cloud infrastructure demands and migration workloads to get visibility into the migration time and method

Evaluate Migration Needs

Evaluate the tolerance to maximum downtime, current or potential fault risks, and the compatibility of the current system to migrate to the target cloud platform

Estimate Cloud Infrastructure Cost

Calculate the TCO of infrastructure cost on Alibaba Cloud with the TCO calculator

Customize Architecture

Customize the cloud infrastructure to guarantee maximum compatibility and stability after migration

Design Architecture and Structure

Customize cloud infrastructure and architecture based on business requirements to ensure high availability, scalability, and performance

Migrate to Alibaba Cloud

Migrate application servers, containers, databases, and data to Alibaba Cloud with tailored products and services

Migrate Application Servers

Migrate source servers including servers in data centers, Virtual Machines (VMs), and servers on other cloud platforms to Alibaba Cloud

Migrate Containers

You can choose to migrate applications with your self-built CI/CD platform, or Alibaba Cloud Velero. You can also use Alibaba Cloud synchronization tool Image Syncer to migrate docker image files.

Migrate Databases

Migrate to fully managed cloud databases with scalability, reliability, end-to-end security, and cost efficiency

Migrate Data

Migrate data to Alibaba Cloud storage services such as Object Storage Service (OSS) or Apsara File Storage NAS

Set Up Disaster Recovery

Configure backup and disaster recovery policies on Alibaba Cloud to improve stability

Set Up ECS-Level Backup

Use Alibaba Cloud Snapshot, to create crash-consistent snapshots for all disk categories, or use Hybrid Backup Recovery to configure cross-zone disaster recovery

Set Up Database-Level Backup

Configure real-time data backup in Database Backup to reduce the RPO of data backup to just a few seconds

Optimize Migrated Applications

Continuously optimize deployed applications after migration to manage costs and improve efficiency

Optimize Cloud Usage

Streamline your cloud usage and optimize your deployed applications to improve scalability and cost control

Enhance Cloud Security

Implement a workable IT governance framework to ccontrol and track costs, analyze failure, and guarantee cloud security

Secure Identities

Create roles and accounts with limited permissions with Resource Access Management (RAM), and track user operations in the console of ActionTrail

Secure Infrastructures

Establish robust, end-to-end protection to address application and platform security on the cloud for new or migrated applications alike, and easily audit and govern the ongoing security posture

Secure Data

Build a robust cloud security framework to safeguard your data assets throughout the data security lifecycle with ensured confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data

Manage Resources on the Cloud

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

Manage Vendors

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

Assess Migration
Assess Migration

Assess the business value, migration workload, and migration method and cost

Evaluate Cloud Capacity

Analyze your current business situation to forecast cloud infrastructure demands and migration workloads to get visibility into the migration time and method

Evaluate Migration Needs

Evaluate the tolerance to maximum downtime, current or potential fault risks, and the compatibility of the current system to migrate to the target cloud platform

Estimate Cloud Infrastructure Cost

Calculate the TCO of infrastructure cost on Alibaba Cloud with the TCO calculator

Customize Architecture
Customize Architecture

Customize the cloud infrastructure to guarantee maximum compatibility and stability after migration

Design Architecture and Structure

Customize cloud infrastructure and architecture based on business requirements to ensure high availability, scalability, and performance

Migrate to Alibaba Cloud
Migrate to Alibaba Cloud

Migrate application servers, containers, databases, and data to Alibaba Cloud with tailored products and services

Migrate Application Servers

Migrate source servers including servers in data centers, Virtual Machines (VMs), and servers on other cloud platforms to Alibaba Cloud

Migrate Containers

You can choose to migrate applications with your self-built CI/CD platform, or Alibaba Cloud Velero. You can also use Alibaba Cloud synchronization tool Image Syncer to migrate docker image files.

Migrate Databases

Migrate to fully managed cloud databases with scalability, reliability, end-to-end security, and cost efficiency

Migrate Data

Migrate data to Alibaba Cloud storage services such as Object Storage Service (OSS) or Apsara File Storage NAS

Set Up Disaster Recovery
Set Up Disaster Recovery

Configure backup and disaster recovery policies on Alibaba Cloud to improve stability

Set Up ECS-Level Backup

Use Alibaba Cloud Snapshot, to create crash-consistent snapshots for all disk categories, or use Hybrid Backup Recovery to configure cross-zone disaster recovery

Set Up Database-Level Backup

Configure real-time data backup in Database Backup to reduce the RPO of data backup to just a few seconds

Optimize Migrated Applications
Optimize Migrated Applications

Continuously optimize deployed applications after migration to manage costs and improve efficiency

Optimize Cloud Usage

Streamline your cloud usage and optimize your deployed applications to improve scalability and cost control

Enhance Cloud Security
Enhance Cloud Security

Implement a workable IT governance framework to ccontrol and track costs, analyze failure, and guarantee cloud security

Secure Identities

Create roles and accounts with limited permissions with Resource Access Management (RAM), and track user operations in the console of ActionTrail

Secure Infrastructures

Establish robust, end-to-end protection to address application and platform security on the cloud for new or migrated applications alike, and easily audit and govern the ongoing security posture

Secure Data

Build a robust cloud security framework to safeguard your data assets throughout the data security lifecycle with ensured confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data

Manage Resources on the Cloud
Manage Resources on the Cloud

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

Manage Vendors

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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Migrate Servers, Containers, Databases, and Data to Alibaba Cloud

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.

Rei Yamashita, Director CTO, BIGBANG Inc.:

"The big clincher was the cost and support system. The base cost was low, and one-month subscription was in place, so it was convenient to use and effective. It was also great that I was able to ask questions directly to the person in charge via DingTalk when I didn't understand anything at the beginning."
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Migrate Containers

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.

Adam Sugiarto, Asakita's Director:

"Together we implemented a better cloud environment"
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Migrate Databases

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.

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Mr Erwin Foo, Group Chief Technology Officer of PrestoMall:

"We were very happy to work with Alibaba Cloud Intelligence for the migration of our database to PolarDB. I am very impressed with their commitment, dedication and professionalism. They were willing to go the extra mile, helping us migrate the database successfully within a very short period of time. We look forward to taking this collaboration to the next level in the near future."
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Migrate Data

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.

Darin Grant, Chief Technology Officer of Animal Logic:

"Our partnership with Alibaba Cloud will provide us with the best technology to secure our content more efficiently. With Alibaba Cloud, we have the capability to backup large amounts of data and in turn, operate seamlessly even during our busiest times. "
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Security and Compliance

We are committed to providing stable, reliable, secure, and compliant cloud computing infrastructure services across major jurisdictions around the world.
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  • CSA STAR
  • ISO 27001
  • SOC2 Type II Report
  • C5
  • MLPS 2.0
  • MTCS

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