How do we help you move a workload with AWS? Easy!

Just follow this three-step process: Assess; Mobilise; Migrate & Modernise


The "assess" phase plays a crucial role when you're moving your workload to AWS. At Fusion5, we've got you covered with our six-step approach to completing the assessment. And here's a little bonus: if your workload meets the requirements, we can usually cover the entire cost of the assessment phase, so you won't have to dig into your pockets at all!

Step 1: Discovery and Inventory

Let's start by identifying and discovering all the applications, systems, and infrastructure components that make up your workload. We'll take a close look at servers, databases, network configurations, storage, and other related resources. Our goal is to create a comprehensive inventory of your current IT environment.

Step 2: Dependency Mapping

Once we've established the inventory, we'll move on to mapping the dependencies between different components of your workload. It's important to understand the network connections, data flows, and interdependencies between various systems and applications. This information will help us plan the migration strategy effectively and ensure that we account for all dependencies.

Step 3: Performance and Resource Analysis

Now it's time to analyse the performance characteristics and resource requirements of your workload. We'll assess CPU, memory, storage, and network utilization to determine the appropriate AWS resources needed to support your workload. This analysis will also help us identify any performance bottlenecks and scalability requirements.

Step 4: Cost Analysis

Evaluating the cost implications of migrating your workload to AWS is a crucial step. We'll estimate the expected costs of AWS resources, data transfer, storage, and any other relevant charges. By comparing these projected costs with your current on-premises infrastructure costs, we can determine the potential cost savings or cost increase associated with the migration.

Step 5: Security and Compliance Assessment

We take security and compliance seriously. During the assess phase, we'll evaluate the security and compliance requirements of your workload. This involves understanding your existing security controls, regulatory obligations, and data protection needs. Rest assured, AWS provides a range of security services and compliance frameworks that we can leverage to ensure a secure and compliant migration.

Step 6: Migration Readiness and Recommendations

Based on all the information we gather and analyse during the assess phase, we'll generate migration readiness reports and recommendations just for you. These reports will provide valuable insights into the complexity, risks, and feasibility of migrating your workload to AWS. They'll outline the necessary steps, prerequisites, and potential challenges involved in the migration process.

So, sit back, relax, and let Fusion5 take care of your workload assessment. We've got the expertise and experience to guide you through the process smoothly. Feel free to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have along the way.


The "mobilise" phase, when it comes to migrating your workload to AWS (Amazon Web Services), is all about getting things ready and setting up the essential infrastructure, tools, and resources to execute your migration plan smoothly. This phase focuses on implementing the necessary foundational elements to support an effective migration process.

Step 1: Infrastructure Provisioning

During the mobilise phase, we'll help you provision the required AWS infrastructure to support your workload migration. This includes setting up virtual private clouds (VPCs), subnets, network configurations, security groups, and other networking components needed to replicate or replace your existing on-premises infrastructure.

Step 2: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Establishing robust IAM controls and policies is vital to ensure secure access and management of your AWS resources throughout the migration process. We'll work with you to create user accounts, roles, and permissions that align with your organization's security and access requirements.

Step 3: Connectivity and Network Configuration

To facilitate seamless data transfer and communication during the migration, we'll help you establish connectivity between your on-premises environment and the AWS cloud. This may involve setting up virtual private network (VPN) connections, direct connect links, or other networking solutions to ensure secure and reliable connectivity.

Step 4: Migration Tools and Services

We'll guide you in identifying and implementing the appropriate migration tools and services provided by AWS. These tools will streamline your migration process, enable data replication, facilitate application deployment, and ensure compatibility with AWS services.

Step 5: Data Preparation and Replication

Before migrating your workload, we'll assist you in preparing your data for transfer to AWS. This may involve cleaning, transforming, and organizing the data to ensure compatibility with the target AWS services. We'll establish secure data replication mechanisms and strategies to transfer your data to AWS while minimizing downtime and ensuring data consistency.

Step 6: Testing and Validation

To ensure a smooth transition, we'll help you set up test environments during the mobilise phase. This will allow us to validate your migration plan, ensure the functionality of your applications, and verify the compatibility of your migrated workload with the AWS environment. Through rigorous testing, we'll identify any potential issues or discrepancies before proceeding with the actual migration.

Step 7: Migration Readiness Validation

In the final stages of the mobilise phase, we'll review and validate the overall readiness for migration. We'll confirm that all prerequisites, dependencies, and necessary resources are in place before initiating the migration process. This validation ensures a well-prepared and successful migration experience.

Migrate and modernise

Let's dive into the exciting part!

The "migrate" and "modernise" phases are where the magic happens in the process of migrating your workload to AWS (Amazon Web Services). These phases involve putting your migration plan into action, transferring your workload to the AWS environment, and modernising it to make the most of AWS services and capabilities.

Migrate Phase:

  1. Data Migration: Time to move that data! In this phase, we'll help you transfer your data from your on-premises environment to the AWS cloud. We can use various data migration techniques like database replication, storage gateway, or even the trusty AWS Snowball. Our goal is to ensure that your data is accurately and securely replicated or migrated to its new home in the AWS environment.
  2. Application Migration: Now that your data is in place, it's time to focus on migrating your applications to AWS. We'll take different approaches depending on your workload, such as rehosting (lifting and shifting), re-platforming (making some tweaks for better cloud compatibility), or even refactoring (rewriting parts of the application to take full advantage of native AWS services). Our migration strategy will move your applications and their dependencies to the AWS infrastructure smoothly.
  3. Testing and Validation: After the migration, it's time to put things to the test! We'll conduct comprehensive testing to ensure that your migrated applications and data are functioning as expected in the AWS environment. We'll run functional tests, performance tests, and user acceptance tests to make sure your workload meets all your desired performance, scalability, and functionality requirements.

Modernise Phase:

  1. Optimisation and Right-Sizing: Now let's optimize and right-size your workload for optimal performance and cost efficiency. In this phase, we'll analyse your workload's performance metrics, identify any bottlenecks, and make necessary adjustments to optimize resource allocation and configuration. By right-sizing your AWS resources, we'll eliminate unnecessary costs and ensure your workload performs at its best.
  2. Integration with AWS Services: Time to embrace the power of AWS services! We'll help you integrate your workload with various AWS services to enhance and modernise it. This could include integrating with services like Amazon Aurora for databases, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) for containerization, or even AWS Lambda for serverless computing. By leveraging these services, we'll enhance the scalability, resilience, and efficiency of your applications.
  3. Automation and DevOps: Let's streamline your operations and boost agility. In this phase, we'll implement automation and DevOps practices. We might use infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools like AWS CloudFormation or AWS CDK (Cloud Development Kit) to automate infrastructure provisioning and configuration management. We'll establish continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines to enable frequent and reliable software releases.
  4. Performance Optimisation and Monitoring: We're not done yet! Ongoing performance optimisation and monitoring practices will be put in place to ensure your workload operates at its peak efficiency. We'll use AWS monitoring and observability tools like Amazon CloudWatch to collect and analyse performance metrics. This will help us identify areas for improvement and implement optimisations to enhance your workload's performance and reliability.

So, get ready for an amazing journey as we migrate and modernise your workload in the AWS world. You're in good hands, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

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