Rackspace specialists in application migration services migrate business services however they’re constructed or hosted, based on a deep understanding of the customer's business needs. We create a comprehensive success program for application migrations, following a proven framework. We profile the customer's application landscape, determine the appropriate migration strategy for each application, design the target architecture then plan and execute the transition into a new stable state. We help the customer build confidence and momentum with an industrialized migration factory approach that leverages our best practice blueprints to create appropriate workflows, workbenches and quality controls. Using automation where possible, we help establish a sustainable rate of change. Rackspace can support any migration strategy — Lift & Shift, DevOps, Application, and Built from Scratch — and migrate into IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms with minimum disruption, all while tailoring the plan to the business needs.
|What we do||What it means for our customers|
|Profile the application landscape and user stories||Planning is built on the customer's business context and user requirements|
|Collaborate to define the customer's optimal target state||Stakeholder alignment and knowledge sharing - customer ownership of the journey|
|Identify good candidate applications for the first transition||Expert direction that creates program confidence and momentum|
|Apply our service factory methodology||Develop a repeatable, robust, and rapid approach to migration|
|Take the customer through to production stability and continuity in their new environment||Shared responsibility for successful delivery|
Migration Strategy & Profiling
Following a proven migration factory framework, our team examines the application estate, agrees those that are to be migrated, the high level migration principles and indicative migration strategies.
Migration Planning & Design
Detail planning of the migration of each application including the landing zone design, future state service management, test cases, change management process and migration schedule.
A dedicated technical consultant, project manager and consulting engineer are assigned to the project to execute the comprehensive migration plan, including preparation of the migration environment, cut-over and go-live procedures, a post-migration validation of applications, data and network accessibility and support optimization.
The First Movers service compresses a single workload migration into one expertly-designed and executed sprint, building the customer’s business’ confidence that migrating to the cloud can be manageable, cost effective and deliver a strong ROI.