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AWS Eases On-Premises Server Migration to the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made it easier for organizations to migrate on-premises servers to the cloud, automating and simplifying numerous tasks and processes.

Called the AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution, it leverages the CloudEndure Migration service that provides an automated lift-and-shift solution with the goal of simplifying and expediting cloud migrations while reducing costs, according to AWS.

Using that service, the new AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution is aimed at coordinating and automating many of the manual migration processes.

"The solution automates many of the manual, time-consuming tasks that enterprises commonly face in migrating servers from on-premise to the cloud; for example, checking prerequisites on the source machine, installing/uninstalling software on the source and target machine," AWS said.

AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution architecture
[Click on image for larger view.] AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution architecture (source: AWS).

The offering uses a AWS CloudFormation (used to model and provision cloud infrastructure resources) template to launch the cloud services needed to help organization migrate their servers. That template deploys Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to build a web interface and uploads the code to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket.

The company said the new solution is especially useful for organizations migrating large numbers of servers more easily at scale.

Full guidance on using the tool is available here.

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