RAMP up your cloud adoption with new assessment and migration program
Global Migration Program Lead, Google Cloud
Today’s enterprises are under increased pressure to migrate to the cloud. Maybe an enterprise has an upcoming data center contract or hardware refresh cycle that they want to avoid. Perhaps developers are hitting performance thresholds because they don’t have enough capacity, or because procuring hardware takes too long. Or a migration might be triggered by an acquisition, licensing and support issues, or compliance and security concerns. And of course, businesses around the world have been impacted by the global pandemic, causing massive demand to innovate and modernize right now.
Helping solve your unique challenges is our top priority. Migrating to the cloud must be simple and provide clear advantages. To help ease the complex challenges our customers are facing, we are launching the Google Cloud Rapid Assessment & Migration Program (RAMP), a holistic, end-to-end migration program that enables a simpler and faster path to success for our customers and partners.
Repeatable processes, predictable results
Over the years, we’ve learned a lot from listening to our customers and helping them migrate to Google Cloud. It has been interesting to learn from their experiences with other cloud providers about why certain projects succeed where others fail. In many cases, the success of cloud migration projects is determined by the ability to accurately and efficiently assess project requirements and dependencies up front. Organizations that take the time to do a complete, thorough analysis of their IT environments are consistently more successful in their cloud projects. By understanding their requirements, organizations can make informed decisions, allowing them to create a more comprehensive migration plan with improved priorities.
Many customers tell us that Google Cloud is the easiest platform to build on and work with. To help with your migration planning, we’ve standardized our process into a phased model with predictable steps and repeatable outcomes:
Assess and evaluate your IT landscape and workloads
Plan what can move, what should move, and in what order
Migrate by picking a path, and get started
Optimize your operations and save on costs
We want to help you reduce risk and costs while accelerating your success by providing a clear path to business value. To simplify your migration journey across each phase, RAMP is built on six key pillars to meet your cloud adoption and onboarding needs:
Guidance - Migration best practices for business and technical leadership including white papers, reference architectures, and CIO guides for application migration, data center transformation, and large-scale migration.
Partners - Thousands of trusted partners to help you move to, build, and work in Google Cloud
Google Cloud Professionals - Hands-on with Google Cloud subject matter experts including Google Professional Services
Offers - Customer and partner incentives for workload migration
Get started with your cloud migration
Migrating to the cloud should be easy, even if your project is large and has lots of moving parts. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to migrate—with RAMP, we want to make sure it works right for you. To help get things off the ground, we offer a free discovery and assessment so you can start crafting a migration plan. In addition, here are some other potential first steps you can take as you embark on your migration journey, all of which we’re eager to help you with:
Review the material provided as part of RAMP
Meet with partners, customer engineers and solution architects
Perform a discovery and assessment of your IT landscape
Craft a pilot for 100 low-risk VMs
Experience the ease of migration and power of running VMs in Google Cloud
Create a detailed cloud architecture and migration plan for your remaining workloads
Our team has helped scores of enterprises migrate to the cloud. Let your business be the next one we help. To get started, click here to estimate your cloud migration costs with a free assessment.