Migrate to Containers
Intelligently extract, migrate, and modernize applications to run natively on containers in GKE, Cloud Run, or Anthos clusters.
Making modernization easy
Migrate to Containers makes it fast and easy to modernize traditional applications away from virtual machines and into native containers. Our unique automated approach extracts the critical application elements from the VM so you can easily insert those elements into containers in Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Run, or Anthos clusters without the VM layers (like Guest OS) that become unnecessary with containers.
This significantly reduces the cost and labor that would be required for a manual application modernization project. Upon completion, it also empowers your teams to deploy, operate, and maintain existing applications more efficiently and cost effectively, using the same services, policies, and methodologies of a modern platform.
Did you hear the news? Migrate to Containers is part of Migration Center, a new centralized, end-to-end hub for migration and modernization which was announced at Google Cloud Next '22.
Craft your ideal migration journey
Most digital transformations will be a mix of strategies. For the workloads that will benefit from containers, Migrate to Containers delivers a fast, smooth path to modernization. For other workloads that are better suited as a VM, simply move them as is with Migrate to Virtual Machines and leverage VPC network integration with GKE. Don't settle for being locked into existing infrastructure or one migration path. With Google, run your workloads how you want, where you want.
Upgrade to containers with ease
Some workloads are simply written off by IT as being “unable to upgrade.” But Migrate to Containers strips away layers of manual effort, making migration and modernization a possibility for those workloads, even with small IT teams. Automate the extraction of existing applications from servers and VMs so they can run natively in containers, without having to rewrite or re-architect apps. This helps you eliminate complexity and knowledge gaps that have previously held businesses back from being able to upgrade to containers.
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Capitalize on the benefits of modernization faster
Accelerating the migration and adoption of the modern platform enables the business to operate more efficiently with unified policy, management, and skill sets across existing and newly developed apps. It also enables you to unlock additional funding for more modernization and new app development by being able to reallocate budget that was previously required to keep legacy environments up.
Accelerate adoption of day-two operations
For day-two operations, save on labor and costs associated with maintaining, patching, and updating VMs and physical servers by switching to modern CI/CD pipelines, image-based management, and desired-state configuration. Easily modernize IT landscapes by accelerating the adoption of modern services such as Anthos Service Mesh, Anthos Config Management, role based access control (RBAC), Cloud Logging, and more. Thereby unifying your policy enforcement and management practices across both migrated and newly developed applications.
"The composite organization is projected to accelerate application migration and modernization by 58% to 75%"
"New Technology Projection: The Total Economic Impact™ of Anthos" (2019), a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting
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Migrate to Containers is offered at no charge for migrating workloads to Google Cloud. Customers will still pay for all other Google Cloud services they consume (compute, storage, networking, etc.), but by itself, the use of this tool (Migrate to Containers) does not incur additional cost. Any customer can use Migrate to Containers (with or without an Anthos subscription).
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