Building on its extensive experience with cloud migration and working with many nonprofits, SoftwareONE analyzed the cooperative’s IT environment and costs, assessed its migration readiness and collaborated to build a case for modernization. After developing a detailed migration strategy, SoftwareONE rolled out changes incrementally, testing performance and results at every stage.
Based on the cooperative’s needs, SoftwareONE deployed its Simple for AWS service, carrying out several projects to understand the IT environment and optimize it using AWS:
Cloud Assessment – This analyzed the cooperative’s total cost of ownership, assessed its readiness to move to the cloud and defined a migration strategy. The assessment recommended a complete lift-and-shift migration from the cooperative’s on-premises data center to AWS.
Cloud Foundation – Working closely with AWS Professional Services, SoftwareONE developed a migration strategy for the cooperative. This established the foundation for the AWS landing zone architecture, AWS accounts, governance strategy, security, compliance and training.
Workload Migrations – SoftwareONE and AWS Professional Services began migration while minimizing downtime by using a variety of AWS services. The cooperative’s development and test environments were migrated first, enabling the organization to increase application resiliency, agility and flexibility of those environments using automation and other AWS services.
Additional Services – Providing an end-to-end managed cloud service including a 24x7 Support Center for AWS Support, SoftwareONE helps the organization with continuous cost optimization and governance. The cooperative gains ongoing control and visibility of AWS Cloud spending, based on SoftwareONE’s PyraCloud platform, ensuring use of the right management tools from the beginning.
The first part of the cooperative’s migration to AWS is now complete. The second phase – migrating the production environment to the cloud – is still underway. This phase also includes replatforming or refactoring applications from the development environment that couldn’t simply be lifted and shifted to AWS.