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Cloud Migration

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • All major databases

Mass migrations, also known as “lift and shift,” are becoming a very common approach to cloud migration. Today, clients are modernizing their workloads with a lift and evolve approach to leverage cloud-native services and reach the true benefits of the cloud.  Sometimes this is driven by lapsing or renewal dates on contracts, datacenter capacity constraints, or an enterprise’s appetite to aggressively gain the benefits of moving to the cloud. Mass cloud 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.


Packaged Service Offerings

Strategy and Planning

Our Cloud Migration service helps you define your journey to the cloud with our proven methodology that is tailored to meet your business outcomes and maximize your results.

Cloud Migration Cost Assessment

We evaluate your IT landscape, determine inventory, and right-size for the cloud to provide you cloud migration cost estimates across various cloud providers, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware Cloud on AWS

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Cloud Readiness Assessment

We evaluate your workloads to determine cloud readiness for application migration or application modernization and provide you with your cloud playbook.

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Foundational Architecture

We design and build your foundational architecture and runbooks for cloud-native applications, migrations and management on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware Cloud on AWS. We hold the VMware Cloud on AWS Master Services Competency.


Cloud Migration Factory

We design and build your Cloud Factory that allows you to complete mass cloud migrations easily and smoothly without business interruptions.

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When we are done building your cloud environments, we help you run them with a set of core services, tools and software or we will manage it for you.

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 How we do it

Our mass migration program is a cloud migration acceleration program designed to get you up and running in the cloud fast while maintaining business continuity, using our proven methodology from design and deployment through management.


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During the readiness phase of the mass migration, we determine who to engage with our cloud consultants, who are AWS Certified or Microsoft Azure Certified Professionals.

  • Tailor a Well-Architected Framework or Cloud Adoption 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 your architecture, our AWS Certified or Microsoft Azure Certified consultants partner with your SME to ensure continuity and business requirements are met.

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


In deploying the cloud 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 cloud migration is completed, we ensure the solution is managed.

  • Review and test your security policies
  • Service Management System integration
  • Cloud management platform integration and training
  • 24/7 monitoring, alerting and change / 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 and migration services 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.