In the dynamic world of cloud computing, businesses are constantly seeking efficient and secure solutions to migrate and manage their operations on the cloud. TrackIt specializes in facilitating this transition through meticulous MAP (Migration Acceleration Program) Assessments, a pivotal phase in the AWS MAP Program. The subsequent sections delve deeper into how this structured approach ensures a seamless migration journey.

Understanding the MAP Assessment Phase

The MAP Assessment phase is a crucial part of the AWS MAP Program, designed to help businesses migrate to the AWS cloud with confidence and precision. During this phase, a comprehensive analysis of the existing architecture is conducted, followed by the creation of a tailored migration plan that aligns with business objectives. The process involves the following:

Project Meetings: The Foundation of Successful Migration

TrackIt’s migration team engages in a series of project meetings with the client to gather all necessary information to plan the cloud infrastructure meticulously. These meetings are structured to facilitate a deep understanding of the current architecture through detailed diagrams and discussions.

A collaborative approach is employed involving the client in every step of the process to ensure that the proposed cloud environment meets expectations and business requirements.

Deliverables

TrackIt’s MAP Assessment phase culminates in the creation of a series of detailed reports and plans, each serving as a roadmap to the AWS migration journey. The following deliverables can be expected:

Cloud and Migration Readiness Assessments

The Cloud Readiness Assessment (CRA) offers a holistic analysis accessible through a provided user-friendly link, empowering clients to evaluate their preparedness for cloud migration. This assessment process guides companies in assessing their readiness and generates a detailed PDF report that encapsulates key findings. 

The Migration Readiness Assessment (MRA) is designed specifically for Enterprise-level organizations.  This assessment entails a meticulous and thorough approach that involves multiple collaborative meetings. Its objectives encompass gaining a clear understanding of the organization’s position in its cloud journey, identifying strengths and weaknesses from a cloud-readiness perspective, and formulating a strategic Action Plan. This Action Plan serves as a crucial roadmap to address any identified gaps, ensuring a seamless and scalable migration without encountering foundational obstacles.

MAP Assess Cloud Readiness Assessment Example

CRA Example

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The TCO is a comprehensive breakdown of all the anticipated expenses associated with the migration process. This detailed cost analysis is meticulously prepared utilizing the AWS Pricing Calculator and is presented to the client in spreadsheet form. It offers a transparent view of the financial aspects of the migration, ensuring that the client is fully informed about the investment required for the transition to the AWS cloud.

MAP Assess TCO Example

TCO Example

Architecture Report Proposal

This report serves as an initial overview of the migration project, providing the client with insights into the overarching challenges and existing gaps within their current infrastructure. It also includes a thorough description of the present architecture and outlines the envisioned future state architecture that will be implemented during the migration. This proposal sets the stage for a collaborative and well-informed approach to the migration journey.

MAP Assess Architecture Report

Architecture Report Proposal Example

Migration Plan

The Migration Plan is a comprehensive guide that outlines the step-by-step process of transitioning the existing infrastructure to the AWS cloud. It is meticulously segmented into phases, each with estimated completion times, enabling the client to have a clear timeline for the migration project. Furthermore, the Migration Plan offers valuable insights into the advantages of adopting AWS services and incorporates best practices to ensure a smooth and efficient migration experience.

MAP Assess Migration Plan Gantt Chart

Migration Plan Gantt Chart Example

Assess Analysis Report

The Assess Analysis Report is a detailed document that consolidates all the deliverables generated during the MAP Assessment phase. It serves as a comprehensive resource for AWS, encapsulating the entire scope of the project. This report not only provides a clear understanding of the migration journey but also supports the business case, fostering better communication and collaboration between the client and AWS for the successful execution of the migration plan.

Conclusion

The duration of the MAP Assess phase within the Migration Acceleration Program can vary based on factors such as infrastructure complexity, organizational readiness for cloud adoption, and the specific requirements of the migration project. Typically, this phase spans from a few weeks to several months, with an average duration of approximately 4 to 6 weeks. This time frame enables a comprehensive assessment of the existing architecture, meticulous planning for the future state, and the creation of essential deliverables such as the Cloud Readiness Assessment, Total Cost of Ownership estimation, and the MAP Assess Architecture Report Proposal. To ensure accuracy and flexibility, it is advisable to maintain a flexible timeline capable of accommodating unforeseen challenges during this critical assessment phase.

Why Choose TrackIt for Your AWS Migration

TrackIt is now an official AWS Migration Competency Partner. This accolade highlights TrackIt’s expertise and track record in delivering successful cloud migrations. Organizations considering a transition to the AWS cloud can rely on TrackIt to provide a trusted pathway to a seamless migration experience. With a demonstrated history of guiding companies through successful migrations, TrackIt offers a wealth of experience, technical proficiency, and a steadfast commitment to ensuring that the migration journey is characterized by efficiency, security, and precision.

About TrackIt

TrackIt is an Amazon Web Services Advanced Tier Services Partner specializing in cloud management, consulting, and software development solutions based in Marina del Rey, CA. 

TrackIt specializes in Modern Software Development, DevOps, Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless, CI/CD, and Containerization with specialized expertise in Media & Entertainment workflows, High-Performance Computing environments, and data storage.

In addition to providing cloud management, consulting, and modern software development services, TrackIt also provides an open-source AWS cost management tool that allows users to optimize their costs and resources on AWS.