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