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Mass Migration

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • All major databases

Mass migrations, also known as lift and shift, are becoming a very common approach to moving to the cloud. Sometimes this is driven by lapsing or renewal dates on contracts, data center capacity constraints, or an enterprises appetite to aggressively gain the benefits of moving to the cloud. Often, clients believe mass cloud migration means it is a simple lift and shift when, in fact, mass migration is more a shift and evolve to truly realize the benefits and functionality of the cloud. Mass migrations help clients understand what workloads are easily ported, when workloads require updates or refactoring, and how to modify their process, train their employees and leverage these new technologies for a scalable and repeatable solution.

 How we do it

Our mass migration program, Cloud Factory, is a migration acceleration program designed to get you up and running in the cloud fast while maintaining business continuity. 2nd Watch’s Cloud Factory is a proven methodology from design and deployment through management.



With our Mass Migration Factory Assessment, we determine who to engage in the analysis phase with our AWS Certified Professionals or Microsoft Azure Certified Professionals.

  • Tailor a Well-Architected Framework
  • Implement cloud best practices
  • Business and technical requirements
  • High-level designs and tagging strategies
  • Governance and security requirements
  • Mass Migration plan


When we are ready to deploy the architecture, our AWS Certified or Microsoft Azure Certified engineers partner with your SME to ensure continuity and business requirements are met.

  • Process
  • Governance and security
  • Reliability
  • Performance efficiency
  • Identify gaps & risks


In deploying the migration, we ensure business continuity by engaging our clients in the mass migration process.

  • Leverage the most reliable mass migration tools
  • Migration process includes installation of 2nd Watch Managed Services Agent
  • Post Migration Testing


Once migration is completed, we ensure the solution is managed.

  • Review and test customer’s specific security policies
  • Service Management integration
  • Cloud Management Platform integration and training
  • 24/7 monitoring, alerting and incident/problem management
  • Performance optimization
  • Financial optimization


 Why 2nd Watch

Large enterprises partner with 2nd Watch for our ability to walk alongside them to deliver tailored and integrated management solutions that holistically and proactively encompass the operating, financial, and technical requirements for scaling long-term use of public cloud. In the end, after mass migration, customers gain more leverage from the cloud with a lot less risk.