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6 Successful AWS Cloud Migration Strategies for 2023



6 Successful AWS Cloud Migration Strategies for 2023

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, 100 zettabytes of data will be stored in the cloud by 2025.

Furthermore, the public cloud market will become $623.3 billion by 2023. These statistics show the dominance of cloud computing in the IT market. 

The primary reason behind moving to the cloud are benefits like scalability, flexibility, cost optimization, advanced-level security, resiliency, reliability, etc. With various cloud migration strategies, you can move your data and applications to the cloud and avail these benefits.  

However, you must pick the right platform for cloud migration. AWS, with a 32% market share, is the leading cloud service provider, followed by Azure (18%) and GCP (9%). 

Keeping the dominance of AWS in mind, in this article, we will explore the cloud migration strategies for AWS along with their pros and cons. So, let’s keep the ball rolling! 

AWS Cloud Migration Strategies

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1. Rehost/Relocate/Lift and Shift

Rehosting is one of the most popular and easy-to-implement cloud migration strategies. It comprises the transfer of data from on-premise to cloud infrastructure, especially for large-scale enterprises. Suppose you’re on-premise data resides on the Oracle database, and you move it to an AWS EC2 instance; it’s called rehosting or relocating or lift and shift approach. 

Rehosting helps you to enhance the speed and performance of your enterprise application. Many automation tools, such as CloudEndure Migration, AWS VM Import/Export, AWS Application Migration Service, etc., are available for rehosting. In addition, you can also opt for the manual option available if you possess sound technical knowledge related to cloud computing.    


  • Easier compliance and security management

  • Smoother migration of core services 

  • No code or architecture changes required


  • Legacy and resource intensive-apps can face compatibility issues  

  • It doesn’t provide the benefits of a native platform 

  • If a virtual server goes down, the application can also go down

2. Replatform

Replatform, also known as the ‘lift, shift, and tinker’ strategy, is a modified version of rehosting. It enables you to make a few configurational changes to the application to align it with the cloud-first strategy. The good thing about replatform is that you don’t have to change the core architecture of the application. You can use a replatform for scaling or automation purposes. 

Many developers use replatforming to change how their apps interact with the database. It makes the application run seamlessly on managed cloud platforms like Amazon RDS or Google CloudSQL. Unfortunately, replatforming can sometimes lead to migrations, where you retain all of the technical debt and reap none of the benefits you get with a cloud-native application. 


  • Enables you to have an incremental approach during migration 

  • Cost-efficient technique 

  • Allows you to leverage cloud capabilities


  • Automation is necessary 

  • Customization is complicated 

  • Difficult to define a work scope

3. Refactor/Re-architect

As the name suggests, refactor or re-architect means building your whole product from scratch. It allows you to make the product fully cloud-native and realize its potential using technologies like serverless, containers, microservices, load balancers, etc. The strategy requires you to invest a lot of time and effort but rewards you with fantastic cloud benefits. 

For example, when you’re considering moving from an on-premise monolithic architecture to a serverless one in the cloud, you can opt for refactoring. The refactored applications are highly scalable, agile, and flexible. Moreover, refactoring would require you to focus on planning and have a clear migration roadmap. Otherwise, there is a chance of failure during the migration. 



  • Hard to adapt for beginners 

  • Resource-intensive and complex

  • High risk of failure    

4. Repurchase

Repurchase, also known as the “drop and shop” strategy, is about replacing the on-premise applications with cloud-native software. In simple terms, repurchasing pushes you toward the SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Sometimes, repurchasing involves a change of licensing where you drop the existing on-premise license and shop the new one for the cloud. 

Repurchasing can be cost-effective if you’re moving away from a highly complex legacy application. After moving to a cloud platform, you will avail benefits such as higher efficiency, savings on app storage, and lower maintenance costs. The most common example of repurchasing is moving from an on-premise CRM to Salesforce or Hubspot for agility in work. 


  • Eliminates software procurement process

  • Simple and fast migration technique 

  • Reduces risk and burden involved in migration


  • Doesn’t work for highly customized legacy systems

  • Less control over the application

  • Can cause interoperability issues

5. Retire 

As the name suggests, in this strategy, you retire the applications that no longer prove productive for your business. If some applications are not worth moving to the cloud, you can eliminate them from your product suite. The technique allows you to explore all the applications, their usage, dependencies, and maintenance cost to analyze which one you should retain/retire. 

Turning off or eliminating apps may sound easier in theory, but practically, it’s a very complex process. However, you should do it in the initial stages of migration to save time, money, and effort.


  • Reduces IT spending on infrastructure  

  • Enables optimization of resources

  • Frees up space on ‘on-premise’ servers


  • Requires sound technical knowledge

  • Deciding which apps to retire is a complex task 

  • Risk of losing valuable data, if not done right 

6. Retain 

Retain, also known as re-visit, involves visiting your digital assets’ critical applications to decide which applications require refactoring before moving them to the cloud platform. By conducting this survey, you will find some apps that will work well on-premise and have valuable information. Therefore, you should retain those apps for a seamless cloud migration procedure. 

In other cases, you must retain applications due to latency requirements, compliance, or regulatory constraints. Lastly, you may need to retain applications where migration could be more cost-effective. Keeping such applications ensures the smooth conduct of business operations in a hybrid cloud where a large-scale migration takes a few years to complete. 


  • No migration cost involved 

  • Provides benefits of both on-premise and cloud

  • Minimum disruption to user experience


  • No areas for technical improvements

  • Deal with a lot of tech debt 

  • Interoperability may be an issue

Wrapping Up Things

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Cloud migration is not like walking on a bed full of roses. You may encounter many thorns before realizing their potential and availing numerous benefits. However, you can pull off cloud migration with the proper technical knowledge, experience, and expertise. You only need to choose the right cloud migration strategy and a cloud provider according to your architecture and application.

AWS is one of the leading cloud providers and thus, businesses prefer to move their data and applications to that platform. 

You, too, can adopt these strategies and move to AWS to avail cloud computing benefits!


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When multiple variants and uncertainties are included while making informed decisions, it becomes increasingly difficult for businesses to make efficient operations.

However, the use of analytics for favorable outcomes has been steadily growing, as industry giants like Google and Netflix and many such companies utilize analytics to improve their processes and serve their customers better. Amidst this, the logistics sector can utilize ‘prescriptive analytics’ that makes data-driven decisions and determines the best course of action. Prescriptive analysis is a type of data analysis that uses mathematical models, algorithms and other techniques to generate specific recommendations or solutions to a problem or decision-making situation. It is used to identify the best course of action to achieve a desired outcome, taking into account constraints and uncertainties. Let’s understand the role of prescriptive analytics in logistics in detail.


Businesses use prescriptive analytics in logistics to improve efficiency and optimize supply chain operations. By analyzing data from various sources, such as transportation costs, inventory levels and customer demand, prescriptive analytics can provide insight into what actions should be taken to improve performance. For example, a business may use prescriptive analytics to optimize delivery routes, reducing transportation costs and improving delivery times. It can also be used to identify bottlenecks in the supply chain, such as inventory shortages or delays and to develop strategies to address these issues. Additionally, prescriptive analytics can be used to predict future demand for products and to optimize inventory levels, reducing the risk of stockouts and improving customer satisfaction.


Predictive analytics provides a streamlined, comprehensive process for efficient logistics management.


Stage 1: Defining the Problem

Before starting the process, professionals need to identify the logistics problem or decision-making situation that needs to be addressed. They should clearly define the objectives, constraints and desired outcomes.

Stage 2: Collecting and Preparing Data

Next, they should gather relevant data from various sources, such as inventory levels, transportation costs and customer demand and prepare the data for analysis by cleaning, transforming and normalizing it.

Stage 3: Modeling the Problem

Later, businesses can use mathematical models and algorithms to represent the logistics problem and the relationships between the different variables. They must ensure that the model is able to generate specific recommendations or solutions based on the input data.

Stage 4: Analyzing the Data

Next, businesses can use the model to analyze the data and generate specific recommendations or solutions. This step may involve running simulations, sensitivity analyses and other techniques to evaluate different scenarios and identify the best course of action.

Stage 5: Communicating and Implementing the Solution

Post the analysis of the data, businesses must communicate the results and recommendations to all decision-makers and stakeholders. Thus, they pave the way to implement the solution and monitor its performance to ensure it is achieving the desired outcome.

Stage 6: Continuously Monitoring and Optimizing

Lastly, businesses should continuously monitor the performance of the implemented solution and make adjustments as needed. They can use the feedback and updated data to refine the model and improve future decision-making.


Through prescriptive analytics, the logistics domain can now reduce complexities and uncertainties along with enhancing performance and mitigating risks. This will enable companies to get a competitive edge in the market.


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VMware hjälper partners att fånga möjligheten för flera moln



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VMware has revealed the next evolution of the company’s flagship VMware Partner Connect program is live worldwide.

Partner Connect is a singular, unified program for all partner types that is now more flexible and efficient, provides faster and simpler paths to progression, delivers more incentives, and rewards partners for both performance and capabilities.

Through Partner Connect, VMware is empowering partners to drive growth by helping their customers successfully navigate the multi-cloud era.

As organisations move from an environment of ‘cloud chaos’ to a cloud smart approach, there is a significant and immediate opportunity for partners to help their customers accelerate migration of applications to the right cloud, automate and secure the software supply chain, and rein in control of spend on private and public cloud infrastructure. VMware, together with its partners, will tackle each of these problems by supporting critical business outcomes such as accelerating app modernisation, enabling enterprise cloud transformation, and securing the hybrid workforce.

Tracy-Ann Palmer, VP, global channel sales programs and Compliance, VMware, said: “Through Partner Connect, we are reinventing the VMware partner experience.

“Our strategy is for every VMware partner to own the customer lifecycle end-to-end, leading with services, partnering with others, and building predictable, recurring revenue streams.”

“IDC is seeing a transition in the market today, where for customers it’s not just about digital transformation, it’s about digital first. This continued evolution will drive changes in how the VMware partners engage their customers, where and how they create value, and how they interact with an increasingly connected ecosystem,” said Steve White, VP Channels & Alliances at ID. “The transformation we see VMware delivering in the Partner Connect program is a recognition of these macro trends. By bringing everything together under one VMware program with a more simplified experience, VMware can help partners transition to as-a-service/subscription models, expand their services portfolios, and better leverage their investments to the fullest.”

Helping Partners Drive Revenue and Growth from the Multi-Cloud Opportunity

Optimised for partner profitability, Partner Connect now better supports today’s cloud-, services-, and solutions-centric business models, aligns partner enablement, practice development, and incentives to critical business outcomes, and opens more opportunities to create value across the complete customer life cycle – pre, during, and post sales. Updates to VMware Partner Connect that are now live for partners include:

Unified, Flexible Points-based Program: One program platform for all partner business models, connecting partner programs and value-added activities in one universal point system. New structure recognises, aggregates, and rewards partner accomplishments across transactions, service delivery, capabilities, and specialisations, and supports partners however they choose to go to market, whether via one business model or several.

Rewarding Partner Investments and Capabilities: Track-specific criteria rewards partners with incentives and benefits as they grow their VMware practices and progress in Partner Connect. Partners can earn points for achievements in both training and innovation, from foundational capabilities to differentiated services and IP.

New Automated Insights: The completely overhauled partner dashboard provides a robust, self-service experience enabling partners to customise views so they know exactly where they stand across program metrics at any time. Partners can easily track history, performance, and progress toward capabilities, specialisations, and next level availability.

Expanded Practice Development: VMware Ignite is a proven partner practice activation and development program that VMware funds on behalf of partners. Ignite is now available to all partners across all routes to market. Ignite has helped thousands of partners build capabilities and accelerate growth with a uniquely structured end-to-end practice development framework that is rigorous and time-bound yet flexible and robust.

Partner Business Models Aligned to Customer Outcomes

Customer success depends on a connected ecosystem. No one company can solve all a customer’s needs alone. Through four distinct business models, VMware has created an interconnected and diverse Partner Connect program enabling more partner-to-partner collaboration to help customers become cloud smart and achieve outcomes faster. Partners can participate in one or more business models, with each model opening a door to more incentives and even faster program progression. Supported business models now include:

  • Solution Reseller –resells VMware software and services to customers.
  • Solution Services Provider –offers services before and beyond the transaction, with an emphasis on pre-sales advisory and post-sales lifecycle services.
  • Cloud Services Provider –offers VMware-based cloud and managed services on a geographic basis, including hybrid and multi-cloud services.
  • Solution Builder –embeds VMware technology as an integrated component of their own software offerings.

Lifecycle Incentives Reward Partners Across the Entire Customer Journey

VMware is delivering more incentives aligned with VMware Cross-Cloud services. Transitioning to SaaS and subscription services helps VMware partners move beyond transactional sales towards high-margin, repeatable sales. With the new partner incentives historical tracker, VMware partners can review their total payout in previous quarters to better understand where they can maximise their profitability and identify potentially missed opportunities. New and enhanced incentives now available to qualified partners include:

  • Sell Incentive: backend rebate program aligned to partners’ program level that rewards eligible partners for selling SaaS, Subscriptions and Licensed Software. VMware now pays 2-10x more for SaaS and Subscription sales versus licensed bookings.
  • Activate Incentive: rewards partners for providing professional services to customers to transition to a public cloud and activating and consuming VMware Cross-Cloud services.
  • Deployment Incentive: designed to reward partners for accelerating their customers digital transformation with select VMware solutions for application modernisation and multi-cloud.

New Influence Performance Points for Non-Transacting Partners

Previously, partners could only progress through the program with tier credits earned through transacted bookings. Now, non-transacting partners registered as Solution Services Providers have a path to level up in the Partner Connect program by earning performance points for influenced bookings. Solution Services Providers offer their customers services before and beyond the transaction, with an emphasis on pre-sales advisory and post-sales life cycle services.

Expansive Training, Competencies, and Specialisations Unlock Larger Opportunities

VMware offers partners 14 Solutions Competencies, 8 Master Services Competencies, and two Specialisations partners use to close larger, higher margin deals faster. Partners can now earn capability points toward program progression based on their investment in training, competencies, and certifications.

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Vi frågade ChatGPT vad som kommer att bli Googles (GOOG) aktiekurs för 2030



Vi frågade ChatGPT vad som kommer att bli Googles (GOOG) aktiekurs för 2030

Investors who have invested in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) stock have reaped significant benefits from the company’s robust financial performance over the last five years. Google’s dominance in the online advertising market has been a key driver of the company’s consistent revenue growth and impressive profit margins.

In addition, Google has expanded its operations into related fields such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence. These areas show great promise as future growth drivers, making them increasingly attractive to investors. Notably, Alphabet’s stock price has been rising due to investor interest in the company’s recent initiatives in the fast-developing field of artificial intelligence (AI), adding generative AI features to Gmail and Google Docs.

However, when it comes to predicting the future pricing of a corporation like Google, there are many factors to consider. With this in mind, Finbold turned to the artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to suggest a likely pricing range for GOOG stock by 2030. Although the tool was unable to give a definitive price range, it did note the following:

“Over the long term, Google has a track record of strong financial performance and has shown an ability to adapt to changing market conditions. As such, it’s reasonable to expect that Google’s stock price may continue to appreciate over time.”

GOOG stock price prediction

While attempting to estimate the price range of future transactions, it is essential to consider a variety of measures in addition to the AI chat tool, which includes deep learning algorithms and stock market experts.

Finbold collected forecasts provided by CoinPriceForecast, a finance prediction tool that utilizes machine self-learning technology, to anticipate Google stock price by the end of 2030 to compare with ChatGPT’s projection.

According to the most recent long-term estimate, which Finbold obtained on March 20, the price of Google will rise beyond $200 in 2030 and touch $247 by the end of the year, which would indicate a 141% gain from today to the end of the year.

2030 GOOG price prediction: Source: CoinPriceForecast

Google has been assigned a recommendation of ‘strong buy’ by the majority of analysts working on Wall Street for a more near-term time frame. Significantly, 36 analysts of the 48 have recommended a “strong buy,” while seven people have advocated a “buy.” The remaining five analysts had given a ‘hold’ rating.

1679313229 737 We asked ChatGPT what will be Google GOOG stock price
Wall Street GOOG 12-month price prediction: Source: TradingView

The average price projection for Alphabet stock over the last three months has been $125.32; this objective represents a 22.31% upside from its current price. It’s interesting to note that the maximum price forecast for the next year is $160, representing a gain of 56.16% from the stock’s current price of $102.46.

While the outlook for Google stock may be positive, it’s important to keep in mind that some potential challenges and risks could impact its performance, including competition from ChatGPT itself, which could affect Google’s price.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk.


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