Cloud migration

Migrate to the cloud to maximize scalability while reducing costs

Our goal is to establish modern, secure infrastructure that supports your business goals and helps your employees to do their work – making your business more profitable.

Cloud-centric focus

Moving your digital business operations into the cloud can be greatly beneficial, but you need expert guidance to ensure everything goes as intended. Skaylink has extensive experience in migrations, including data, applications, and processes. Whether you’re looking at a cloud-to-cloud migration, a hybrid datacenter solution, or ways to migrate your applications with minimal disruption – we work closely with you to develop a migration strategy that delivers.

We start the process by assessing your current IT infrastructure, identifying the applications and data to migrate, selecting the right cloud provider and service model for you, and ensuring all data is always secure, available, and stored in a way that is fully compliant with the regulatory requirements applicable to you, your industry, and the jurisdictions in which you operate.

Work with us to assess the potential benefits and business case for your cloud migration. We’ll work with you to formulate your ideal cloud migration strategy – then guide you through the entire process from ideation through to post-migration optimization.

Why Skaylink for cloud migration

Methodical approach

A detailed migration plan defines milestones, responsibilities, deliverables, costs, and clear objectives.

Seamless rollout

Migrations are carefully tracked using checklists, reports, and user-centric training for a smooth transition.

Target-driven project management

Transparent communication and rigorous quality control ensure on-time delivery and user acceptance.

Modern migration strategies

Using hyperscaler tools streamlines migrations, followed by meticulous testing, validation and optimization.

Components of your Skaylink migration strategy

Envision your results, such as reducing costs, improving scalability, and boosting performance.

Identify workloads, dependencies, and performance metrics.

Estimate the overall migration timeline with careful contingency planning.

Identify and resolve potential migration challenges or hurdles that may slow the process.

Design with scalability and flexibility in mind for a strategy that can adapt to workload characteristics.

Assess and carefully address individual security, governance and compliance needs.

Prepare and train the in-house team for ongoing cloud-based workload management.

Plan for a phased approach for workload migration to minimize disruption and avoid the big bang effect.

Rigorously test and validate the performance of the cloud infrastructure post-migration to ensure maximum reliability.

Continuously monitor, optimize and enhance performance post-migration.

The 7 Rs of cloud migration strategy

We follow the 7 Rs approach to cloud migration when defining the right migration strategy for your business.

  • Retire: Virtual machines (VMs), workloads, applications shut down/decommissioned
  • Retain: VMs, workloads, applications live until  data center (DC) shutdown
  • Rehost: Lift and shift without cloud optimizations
  • Refactor: Code/template change without changes in app
  • Replace: Complete take over by SaaS
  • Replatform: Replace by PaaS and IaaS
  • Rebuild: Build cloud-native app or service

Get the most out of your cloud migration

Consider Skaylink your guide through an otherwise confusing landscape of cloud infrastructure and service models. 

We’ll help you make the most out of the following managed service models: IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Want the flexibility of virtualized computing resources, such as servers, storage, and networking? We’ll get you settled in with IaaS.

Software as a service (SaaS)

Need a variety of flexible yet specialized software applications with cloud functionality – perhaps for email, customer relationship management (CRM), or enterprise resource planning (ERP)? We’ll point you to the best SaaS solutions.

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Or maybe you want to tap into a DevOps approach with a flexible PaaS option your developers can use to build, test, and deploy applications online? Let’s chat techie-to-techie to figure out what would suit you best.

Focus on infrastructure or application?

Every cloud migration journey is unique, with different priorities and challenges to consider from the start.

 It is helpful to decide on your central focus:

Infrastructure focus

If your priority lies in changing the foundation of your applications to use primarily IaaS and PaaS cloud-based solutions, this is the approach for you. We help you establish a cloud landing zone to link your IT environment with the leading hyperscalers. This approach centers around rehosting and sometimes replatforming.

Application focus

An application-centric approach to cloud migration is a more involved process, but promises long-term value by making your applications cloud-ready or even cloud-native. Our specialized App2Cloud solution starts with a comprehensive assessment of your application landscape based on the 7R approach. From there, we define your vision and start making it real.

“Cloud baselining helps to identify common goals and barriers and to communicate views between the stakeholders. Problem descriptions from the clients which at first seem significant are quickly clarified, discussed and solved. It’s important to align expectations right at the beginning and to have open discussions. In this way, we create a solid basis for a successful cloud project and partnership.”

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The top choice for expert-led cloud migration

Our certified experts will guide you every step of the way. We work with you to ensure every detail is adapted to your needs and every employee is eager to embrace the simplicity and convenience of digital workflows.

Premium partner to the major hyperscalers

While we remain proudly cloud-agnostic, our relationships with the major hyperscalers mean we have the experts and experience to help you get the most out of their platforms and tools.

As part of an array of cloud migration tools at our disposal, we use the AWS MAP (Migration Acceleration Program) for migrations to Amazon Web Services.

Microsoft provides a range of tools to support an efficient migration to the Azure Cloud. We follow the Azure Migrate approach to ensure things go smoothly.

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