Cloud Readiness Assessment

Drive true modernization with an assessment-led migration

Build a new, secure, state-of-the-art AWS cloud infrastructure

Tgix’s Cloud Readiness Assessment Service provides strategic guidance to organizations at the onset of their cloud journey. Starting with a holistic review of your current business operations, technology, and hosting infrastructure, , down to your applications and data security, we can help you avoid costly mistakes made by your peers who leapt head-first into the cloud or implemented things without the benefit of expert advice. Our many years of experience working with AWS ensures that the migration process complies with AWS’s Cloud Adoption Framework, and your environment adheres to AWS’s Well-Architected Framework. Our engagements equip our clients with valuable insights, best-practices recommendations and optimization strategies for a successful migration.

 

The Optimization and Licensing Assessment (OLA) is an essential component of the Cloud Readiness Assessment Service, and is used to assess your licensing and sizing options for deploying your legacy database workloads into Amazon’s environment. Clients realize early on that a large component of their technology costs comprise of third-party software and database licensing costs, and oftentimes struggle to answer questions like:

  • What are our database migration options if we have an “unlimited license agreement?”
  • Is licensing in AWS more expensive than using the database vendor’s cloud?
  • Will we get vendor support for our databases if we migrate to AWS?
  • As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), can we host our end-customer databases in AWS based on our current contract?
  • How should we deal with all the equipment that’s currently hosting our databases and applications?
 

An AWS OLA helps clients answer these and other important questions, and provides them with all the high-level data points required to make an informed decision for deployment options in AWS, such as Amazon RDS. At the end of the day, an OLA is critical to understand entitlement and TCO prior to finalizing a migration strategy.

Tgix has partnered with Ingram Micro to bring you an Optimization and Licensing Assessment at no charge to you. If a move to the AWS cloud is on your radar, then this complimentary assessment is essential to ensure a successful migration. Click below or email cloud-assessment@tgix.com to find out more.

How it works

Optimization and Licensing Assessment

Assess the consumtion, cost, and provisioning of your Windows workloads on premises and in AWS

Scope Workloads

Determine prospective workloads to optimize

Collect Data

Collect utilization data for workloads using Migration Evaluator

Analyse

Analyze the data to model cost and optimization scenarios

Plan

Use results of the OLA to plan and start a migration proof of concept

Benefits of the OLA:

Rightsize your resource: Build an inventory of compute resources and determine actual utilization requirements to help optimally select the lowest -cost AWS EC2 instance size and type for each workload. Use this data to determine the right blend of on-demand and spot instances, dedicated hosts, savings plan, and other options tailored to the environment.

Reduce Cost: Without optimizing cloud infrastructure, the cost of overprovisioning third-party licensing can exceed the cost of compute. Leverage the recommendations from the OLA to get the most value from existing licensing entitlements by configuring instances to require fewer licenses while still maintaining highly performant applications.

Pay for what you need: Use the results of the OLA to avoid unnecessary licensing costs and vendor lock-in. Model different licensing scenarios with license included or Bring Your Own License (BYOL) instances. Flexible licensing options enable seasonal workloads and support experimentation, as well as model dedicated environments, so organizations only pay for what they need.

Outcomes:

  • Improved operations
  • Improved cost-effectiveness
  • Improved flexibility with modern public cloud solutions
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved scalability
  • Unlock opportunities to harness data in better ways
  • Modern, sophisticated applications
  • Improved agility
  • Increased availability