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18. How do you move to the cloud?

In this episode of AWS Bites, Eoin and Luciano discuss some interesting strategies to take a workload to the cloud. Most of this episode is built around “6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud” by Stephen Orban: ( in which you can find the concepts of the “6 Rs for cloud migrations”: Retire or Retain, Re-purchase, Re-host, Re-platform and Re-architecture.
Throughout the episode we share our take on this approach and we try to provide our perspective and suggestions on how to apply this strategy and get some significant ROI for this project. Moving to the cloud is never a trivial thing and there are many elements to consider, especially in a medium/big organisation. This episode will help you to lay out all the elements that matter the most and come up with a solid plan for your next cloud migration.

00:00 Intro
00:40 What's your starting point?
02:07 6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud
03:20 Retire
03:36 Retain
03:50 Re-purchase
04:22 Re-hosting
05:58 Re-platforming
09:50 Re-architecture
11:50 Guidelines & strategies for cloud migrations
12:05 Upfront planning approach
13:10 Lean/Agile approach (migrate one project first)
14:45 Measure of success for a cloud migration
19:20 Outro

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- 6 Strategies for Migrating Applications to the Cloud:

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