Cloud migration 
IBM Instana Observability helps you move to cloud with speed and confidence, while minimizing the disruption and uncertainty common in most cloud migrations
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Migrating workloads from on-premises infrastructure to the public cloud can improve the performance, reliability and security of your applications, while even lowering your costs. That said, if teams don’t have complete visibility into the end user experiencing before, during and after a migration, performance issues could drive your audience away.  

Cloud migration with IBM® Instana® Observability sets you up for success at each phase of the cloud migration process (plan, migrate, run) to ensure that your applications and infrastructure run smoothly and efficiently, and your users never miss a beat. From setting performance baselines and right-sizing infrastructure to identifying bottlenecks and monitoring the end user experience, Instana has your cloud migration services covered.     

What you can do
Establish pre-migration performance baselines

APM monitoring with IBM Instana Observability automatically collects performance metrics, like error rates, page load times and slow transactions, to give you an in-depth understanding of how your workloads are functioning pre-migration. These performance baselines help optimize your cloud planning, prioritization and sizing, as well as ensure application health throughout every phase of the migration.

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Understand your infrastructure needs

Instana’s infrastructure map provides an overview of all monitored systems, including granular detail highlighting resource usage patterns. These metrics provide full visibility into infrastructure performance to help identify usage hotspots and allow you to right size your cloud infrastructure throughout the migration.

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Automate cloud provisioning and orchestration

Instana can automate cloud infrastructure provisioning and orchestration, enabling you to deploy and manage your applications and services across multiple cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It also integrates with cloud-native tools, like AWS CloudWatch (link resides outside, Azure Monitor (link resides outside and Google Cloud Operations (link resides outside, to provide end-to-end visibility into cloud workloads.

Pinpoint the root cause of issues during migration

If problems arise during the migration, APM monitoring with Instana helps quickly answer the question of whether it’s the app or cloud causing a problem. Instana automatically delivers continuous high-fidelity data at 1-second granularity and end-to-end traces across every application and dependency to help spot user experience issues without delay. 

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Establish proactive post-migration monitoring processes

Once the cloud migration is complete, end user monitoring with Instana delivers comprehensive browser performance data so IT teams can be sure the application continues  running well in the cloud. Setting customizable alerts immediately notifies teams should any unexpected issues arise.

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300+ supported technologies

Instana integrates with other monitoring tools, such as log management and network monitoring tools like IBM® Turbonomic®, to provide a comprehensive view of application performance across the entire IT infrastructure with no plug-ins or application restarts.

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