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Top 5 Cloud Migration Tools Of 2023

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Moving houses can bring up mixed emotions. The feeling of leaving an old house can be nostalgic but the excitement of moving into a fresh space, especially when you’re trading up, is rewarding. The blank canvas of a fresh space gives you the ability to redecorate and refresh yourself with an improved layout. Exploring the local restaurants and businesses is like a welcome adventure and meeting interesting people expands your world. 

However, the transition process does pose one extremely important question: are you doing it by yourself or hiring professionals? It’s easy to do it by yourself until it’s time to heave the heavier items. That’s when you want professionals, who come with experience, expertise, coordination, efficiency and most importantly, the right tools (It’s the same with the delivery of furniture or heavy items). 

This is why enterprises employ professional tools when migrating to cloud infrastructures and such tools are called Cloud Migration Tools. Their purpose is to securely take an enterprise’s data from its current form and location to the cloud storage they have set in place. 

So, if you need the right tool for your enterprise, read on to learn the top 5 Cloud Migration Tools of 2023!
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Do you remember the thrilling 2002 movie, The Transporter, starring Martin Frank as Jason Statham? Martin was a former special-ops soldier who now offered specialized transportation services for hire. Regardless of the content or nature of the package, if he took on the job, he’d complete it. His professionalism was evident in his 3 rules:
  • 1.    Never change the deal.

  • 2.    No names.

  • 3.    Never open the package.

This showed that the security he offered for his clients was second only to his promise of quality and timely delivery. This is what Cloud Migration Tools do. They pick up client data to transport it to the cloud ensuring it remains secure and protected. It is the TRANSPORTER for enterprises that are moving to cloud environments.

If your enterprise is looking for such a transporter, check out our list of the top 5 Cloud Migration Tools of 2023.

Top 5 Cloud Migration Services Of 2023

Cloud Migration Services help enterprises securely move their data to cloud environments. Given the complexities and constant evolution of today’s work culture, moving to cloud environments is the way forward for any organization that wishes for ease of collaboration and quick processing.

Let’s get into the list of the top 5 Cloud Migration Tools for 2023 – in random order.

Tool 1: AWS Migration Hub

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) is a product of the mighty Amazon (not the river), the mega company. Originally founded in 1994 (called Cadabra for its first year) in Washington, USA. Today, the company boasts over 1.5 million employees worldwide. Amazon has been recognized as the No. 2 World’s Most Valuable Brand in 2022 by Brand Finance Global 500 and has been ranked in the top 10 for eleven years in a row.

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AWS consists of a range of specialized tools that offer varied functions that can be chosen based on your individual migration needs (size and type). This includes AWS CART (Cloud Adoption Readiness Tool), AWS Application Migration Service, AWS Migration Hub, AWS SMS (Server Migration Service, AWS DMS (Database Migration Service), AWS DMS SC (Schema Conversion), AWS MGN (Application Migration Service) and others. Overall, the tools allow you to discover, analyze, plan, track host and access your migration strategy and products from one place. It also helps speed up the modernization of applications once migrated. Essentially, it offers quality services for low prices (some tools are free) with convenience, security, speed and efficiency.

As it’s a part of a Product Suite, AWS offers you the option of other tools designed for further processes. Depending upon the size of your organization or requirements, you can find specialized services that can perform in-depth operations and integrate with other third-party tools. Additionally, AWS offers cost-effect cloud hosting and virtual services at low rates and minimal downtime.

What You’ll Love: Negligible downtime, Supports multiple languages, Value for money, Allows cross-platform integrations, Cloud Security.

Tool 2: Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate is a product of Microsoft, the Washington-headquartered multinational technology company. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen (originally in Albuquerque, New Mexico) and since then has gone on to have a presence globally, with over 200,000 employees. Microsoft has been ranked #3 in the Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2023 and for the fourth year in a row. According to Statistica, Microsoft’s Windows was the dominant operating system worldwide with a share of slightly over 76% (as of June 2022).

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Microsoft’s Azure Migrate enables you to discover and assess your resources and provides insights to help you plan your migration strategy better. It helps you discover, assess and migrate infrastructure, applications and data from your on-premises environment. It also offers comprehensive services for migration and modernization from a central location. Additionally, you can track the migration journey following its progress across other Microsoft tools or Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools.
Microsoft Azure Migrate and its affiliated tools offer free usage for up to 180 days (about 6 months) for most functions. However, charges may be incurred for third-party ISV tools.
What You’ll Love: Collaboration capabilities, Suitable for startups, Value for money, AI and Machine Learning Capabilities, Advanced analytical capabilities.

Tool 3: Google Cloud Migration

Google, a company that indulges in anything and everything in technology, is an expert in cloud migration. Google, which is headquartered in California, USA, was founded in 1998 and its cloud services were initiated in 2006. Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc. own over 200 companies including startups and established acquisitions. Google has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services and has been for 5 consecutive years.

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Google’s cloud migration is offered under the umbrella product Google Cloud. It provides flexible solutions and services that can migrate data and applications, allowing you to modernize them at your pace. Google Cloud allows you to experience how it performs in real-world scenarios. New customers get $300 in free credits to run, test and deploy workloads and won’t be charged until they upgrade. Also, if you verify your business email, you get additional free credits. You also get access to 20+ products for free (up to monthly usage limits). Additionally, it offers a pay-as-you-go pricing structure, meaning you only pay for services you use.

Google is known for keeping things minimal and simple. They offer a unified migration platform called Google Cloud Migration Center that covers an entire end-to-end process of cloud migration. It’s a centralized tool that offers spending estimation, budgeting, planning and asset discovery for multiple migration scenarios.

What You’ll Love: Negligible downtime, User-friendly interface, Prompt customer service, Flexible pricing, AI and Machine Learning Capabilities.

Tool 4: Wipro

The 75-year-old Wipro was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India. Wipro is known for quality consultancy and IT solutions. The company boasts of a workforce of 250,000+ employees and over 1,400 active global clients with a presence in 66 countries and counting. Wipro was recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Outsourced Digital Workplace Services.

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Wipro’s Cloud Migration allows you to move your organization’s applications, systems and data to a cloud environment. This offers scalability, enhanced productivity, overall cost-effectiveness and simpler management and faster execution along with security and compliance adherence. The service manages hybrid and public cloud environments. Wipro’s migration framework makes use of skilled resources, tools and standardized test processes which allows better migration management, risk avoidance and reduced downtime.

Wipro’s cloud migration works well for small, medium and large scaled enterprises. The company offers cloud consultancy services with custom-built industry cloud solutions and specialized applications that evolve as per industry challenges.

What You’ll Love: Easy to scale, Suitable for enterprises, Value for money, Comprehensive dashboard, Advance data security.

Tool 5: Carbonite Migrate

Carbonite Migrate is a product of Carbonite Inc. which was founded in 2006 and acquired by Canadian software company OpenText in 2019. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Carbonite was the first service provider to offer unlimited backup space for a fixed price, as compared to the others who were offering it per gigabyte. Carbonite won the 2021 Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service as well as the 2021 People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite Customer Service.

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Carbonite Migrate allows you to migrate data and systems to and from (or a combination of) physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. This is done with low risk and close to no downtime. It allows you to test the new environment and keep working on the source system without stopping the process and customized configuration based on your job. The tool ensures scalable continuous replication of data and supports multiple top operating systems, hypervisors and cloud vendors.

Carbonite Migrate is an easy-to-use tool that offers automation that helps orchestrate your migration process making it simpler for you to manage. This also reduces the number of steps you need to be involved in, helping you migrate faster.

What You’ll Love: Negligible downtime, User-friendly interface, 24X7 Support, Workflow automation, Advance data security.

Winding It Up

With organizations making the shift to cloud environments for better workflow capabilities, possessing the right Cloud Migration Tool is an important requirement. They make the process of transition simple, faster, cost-effecting and offer better security. So, when you want to move, you call the professionals – when you want to move to the cloud, call Cloud Migration Tools!

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