Nisarg Rami
3 min readMay 1, 2023

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Top 3 AWS Cloud Migration Challenges and Ways to Overcome Them

In today’s competitive world, where businesses are adopting something new to be on top among rivals, we see that organizations seem to be interested in migrating to cloud computing to avail of the maximum advantages offered, such as a high level of efficiency, ease of management, lesser cost, and proper scalability for the growth of the business. One of the most popular choices for cloud migration for every business is Amazon Web Services (AWS). It may sound simple to migrate the data and applications, but various challenges arise while organizations plan for AWS cloud migration.

So it is advisable that when a business is planning to migrate, it be ready with a detailed plan and the right execution to ensure an effective cloud migration occurs. One of the best decisions could be to consult with cloud migration service providers to maximize their technical knowledge and expertise.

Let’s discuss some of the top AWS cloud migration challenges before you plan the workflow of your cloud migration, along with ways to overcome them, in-depth below:

1. Irrelevant costing:

We know that businesses plan to opt for AWS cloud migration because it helps reduce unnecessary expenses and streamlines the process. So, one big challenge comes across: estimating the actual upfront investment at the beginning. So calculating this cost may go much higher when other indirect project-related expenses get counted too. This includes a company’s transformation costs and the expense of vacating data canter capacity.

Solution:

In such a situation, overcome this uncertainty by planning all sorts of hidden migration costs in a detailed budget with the help of your service providers.

Here are some types of costs that can be included:

Pre Migration:

Consultation charges, on-premise data management costs, and upgrade costs

Migration:

Project cost, refactoring cost, and app code change cost

Post Migration:

Licensing charges for monthly or yearly maintenance costs of a system

2. Wrong pick of cloud migration strategy:

If your organizational team does not come up with a properly detailed plan, you may pick the wrong AWS cloud migration strategy. So many think planning means finding migration bottlenecks rather than focusing on the present infrastructure and the cloud.

Solution:

In this situation, your organization needs to have a depth strategy covering and discussing all effective ways for successful cloud migration. This organization can plan to assess the present infrastructure and, based on that, make changes whenever needed to maximize the cloud’s performance.

3. The Complexity of the Migration:

There are chances of facing a challenge if your organization does not identify the overall complexity in a proper manner. There are chances that many organizations think that porting legacy software just the way it is to the cloud will result in losing key functionalities, leading to unsatisfied customers and lower productivity.

Solution:

To solve this challenge, the organization must assess its infrastructure to check for compatibility issues or any dependencies that may affect the whole migration process. So, it is advisable to design a proper plan for the entire migration process, with the right cloud service provider helping you fulfill your business needs.

Conclusion:

Even though AWS cloud migration for organizations may seem challenging, contacting the right cloud expert professionals is advisable to learn more about effective cloud-based strategies to manage your workloads and daily operations effectively. Also, it is advisable to have in-depth planning about the migration process within an organization to overcome such challenges efficiently

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Nisarg Rami

Nisarg Rami is a Principal Tech Lead and cloud evangelist. Majorly working in enterprise and mobile solutions for the clients from the US, Europe.