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RAMP up your cloud adoption with new assessment and migration program

July 28, 2020
Colin VanderSmith

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:

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.

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