Google Lift and Shift

To the cloud without having to redesign applications or interrupt workflows. What is lift-and-shift? 

Lift-and-shift, also known as re-hosting, is a migration strategy that involves moving data and applications from an on-premises location to virtual machines running Google Cloud in the cloud. Google Lift and Shift is a popular approach, not least because it is pretty quick and easy. 

Lift-and-shift allows businesses to keep running their applications with minimal change and disruption. They take advantage of all the capabilities and adaptability of Google Cloud’s advanced platform without investing in a new application architecture or initial code rework.  

Main advantages

Faster and easier migration

Reduced risks and costs

Need for new architecture and minimal redesign

Low initial cost compared to re-platforming

Little or no downtime

When to

choose lift-and-shift

Lift-and-shift migration to Google Cloud is appropriate in various scenarios: 
When there is a need to reduce on-premises infrastructure costs quickly. 

  • When data centre leases expire. 
  • When security breaches in existing technology put data and customers at risk. 

It is also a good solution for companies that do not want to deal with infrastructure maintenance and focus on innovation. 

However, lift-and-shift is often more than a DIY solution; it is often the first step towards digital transformation. Many companies choose to optimize their IT operations once they already operate in the cloud. That is because moving to Google Cloud ensures continued access to the latest cloud technologies. 

iSmile Technologies Professional are here to help you through the whole process!

Why iSmile Technologies

to support your migration

iSmile Technologies’ partners provide proven services that effectively mitigate lift-and-shift risks and optimize cloud spending. They also provide training and consulting services for a seamless migration and ensure that the transition is simple, fast and safe. 


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