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How to modernise and migrate to AWS with Cloud Bridge

We break down the benefits of two approaches to modernisation.

Your cloud migration strategy has been signed off, so now what?


There is a whole range of advice about cloud migration best practice, but how do you decide whether to ‘lift and shift’, ‘refactor’, or fully ‘re-platform?’


In our experience, there is no ‘right’ way. The key decision is whether to modernise as you move, or afterwards. Let’s explore.

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Modernising at migration

Untangling cloud complexity? Procuring the best solutions for your organisation? Building a strong business case for modernisation?


It can be daunting.


It’s no wonder many opt to simply ‘lift and shift’ their existing architecture to cloud-based services. While this is possible with encapsulation methods, there’s often better options for price and performance.


Demystifying the cloud lets you see the bigger picture and make the most informed decisions. By assessing your existing infrastructure, workloads, and budget, you can ensure rightsizing and modernisation occur at the point of migration.


How can you assess your infrastructure?

To make it easier, there are tools that can categorise your applications in terms of complexity and priority. We use this approach here at Cloud Bridge to identify opportunities in AWS to modernise our clients’ existing applications, adopt serverless architecture, and set up hybrid on-prem/cloud systems.

Using these tools lets you migrate and modernise with confidence:

  • You’ll get a clear picture of costs for your migration.

  • Automation will take pressure off your internal teams.

  • You’ll be able to present a clear business case to stakeholders.

  • You’ll end up with the best AWS solutions for your needs.

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Post-migration modernisation

Migration itself can be a complex process. Committing to modernisation at this stage may not be an option for some organisations.


Thankfully, the flexibility of the cloud means you can unlock the potential of modernisation after you’ve migrated.


AWS is brimming with innovative solutions, with new tools released almost daily. That means better ways to rightsize your applications and storage solutions. Or streamline your  teams and processes for greater agility at a lower cost. Or adopt micro services to reduce your carbon footprint.


The options are limitless.


The secret? Being able to identify the right solutions to drive your organisation forward.

How can you do this?

The best way to take advantage of these opportunities is to be proactive. You could do that by reaching out to a cloud services provider. We use three tactics to help our clients:


where we assess your workload needs and look for opportunities across your entire infrastructure.



where we look to improve processes on select workloads.

Bridging the Public Sector cloud gap



where we focus on a key opportunity.

By actively working with you to identify modernisation opportunities, you’ll be able to future-proof your organisation and remain agile.

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Modernise with Cloud Bridge and AWS

No matter how you choose to modernise, do it with Cloud Bridge.


As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we help organisations like yours find success in the cloud by:


Showing you ways to move away from expensive, old-fashioned technologies and adopt cloud solutions that let you reduce costs and improve processes.



Giving you a clear picture of costs and benefits.


Providing fully funded migration assessments to help you build the strongest business case for migration and modernisation.


Taking care of all the heavy lifting, so you and your team can focus on the day-to-day.  

Connecting you with the right partners and the right solutions for your needs.

Keen to find out more and get all your AWS questions answered?

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