Migrate to the cloud with confidence

You’re unsure which workloads should move to the cloud or what environments to use. You’re concerned that business priorities, budget constraints, downtime worries and project complexities may delay moving workloads to the cloud. And that delay could postpone your ability to realize value. Taking the time to develop a solid migration plan can alleviate concerns and actually accelerate your move to cloud.

Strategize for a successful cloud migration tailored to your needs

Consultative premigration services from IBM are designed to help your organization determine which workloads would benefit from moving to the cloud. IBM premigration specialists offer consulting skills based on a myriad of client experiences to guide you toward a successful migration. They help you develop a customized migration plan designed to result in a smooth, efficient cloud adoption — so that you realize value more quickly.

And, when you’re ready to execute your strategy, IBM can continue working alongside you as these cloud premigration services dovetail nicely with IBM Cloud Migration Services.

What can cloud premigration services do for you?

Customize your approach

Assess your current environment and tailor a plan.

Get you started

Identify the optimal workloads and their migration complexity.

Analyze costs

Make a business case for moving workloads to cloud.

Key features

Choose your topic

Services cover a vast number of migration topics: cloud affinity, discovery, workload analysis, migration planning, business case development, application performance optimization, remediation and target cloud preparation.

Choose your cloud(s)

Analyze workloads to identify the cloud environment that meets business objectives: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), private or hybrid environment.

Choose your service(s)

Bundle the modular premigration services for a specific solution. Consult cloud premigration specialists to help define the total cost of ownership and ROI, estimate workload costs, and prefigure the costs of migration and setup of the target cloud environment.

Understand the gains and pains of moving workloads to the cloud

An IBM Cloud Affinity Analysis is a workshop that follows a structured method to examine up to four workloads and determine the benefits and complexities of moving them to cloud.

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Related resources

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Gain a stronger understanding of your workload

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