Assess

The first phase of a cloud migration begins with a cloud readiness assessment of your enterprise’s current state. These assessment tasks give you a clear picture of what you will migrate, as well as a business case for migration and total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis for migration.

A Migration Readiness Assessment (MRA) is a process that provides you with the following:

  • An understanding about how far along your enterprise is in the cloud journey
  • An understanding of your current strengths and weaknesses in relation to a cloud-ready enterprise
  • An action plan to close identified gaps

This assessment is based on the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) and its six perspectives: business, people, governance, platform, security, and operations. Using this framework during the assessment phase helps ensure that you have a holistic view of the transformation initiative that will support an effective move to the cloud.

The assess phase includes a rapid discovery process with high-level TCO assessment in addition to the MRA. These steps will be useful as you progress towards obtaining stakeholder commitment and funding for the larger initiatives that follow.

MAP Overview

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