Migrating Enterprise Vendors to AWS – Optimisation & License Assessment (OLA)

Achieve optimised cost and reduced risk at the start of your cloud journey

Many organisations struggle to comprehend the impact of cloud migration on their enterprise licensing from a compliance and financial perspective, impacting business case ROI and further technology investment, and the accumulation of non-compliance risk.

Organisations looking to move workloads into the cloud need help to understand the migration journey and the potential cost benefits.

Version 1’s AWS Optimisation & License Assessment

The AWS OLA process is designed to help customers start their journey to the cloud, and helps customers answer the following three questions:

  1. What does my on-premises estate look like today and what can I migrate to the cloud?
  2. How much will it cost me in the cloud? What are the potential savings/benefits?
  3. How should I go about migrating to the cloud?

A key element to costs is proprietary licensing models from vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle.

The OLA provides guidance on how to make use of existing on-premises licensing as well as identifying potential license savings after moving to the cloud.

First Step of your Cloud Migration Project

As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Version 1 is certified by AWS to support customers across all AWS cloud migration phases;  Assess, Mobilise, and Migrate & Modernise.

As part of the Assess phase, our AWS Optimisation & License Assessment (OLA) for Microsoft and Oracle is the first step in your cloud migration project.  This quick to deliver assessment delivers insights, deployment choices and potential cost savings across AWS’s flexible licensing options ensuring the right license posture decisions are taken at the start of your migration project.

This license assessment includes the following deliverables:

Initial consultation with Version 1 License experts & AWS consultants to uncover any license concerns & cloud plans.
Assessment of Enterprise Workloads for optimisation & rightsizing opportunities, on-premise & in AWS.
Data-driven analysis & validation of licensing pathways to AWS.
Insights & considerations to include in your business case for the next steps towards cloud migration.

What benefits does this deliver?

Steppingstone to Cloud
An effective way to begin formulating a business case for cloud migration to AWS.
Clarity on License Position
Understand your 'as is' & 'to be' license estate to enable effective rightsizing on AWS
Cost Optimisation & Avoidance
Clarity on license & consumption costs within AWS Reduce & avoid costs as part of your AWS migration.
License Flexibility
Opportunity to explore flexible licensing options with AWS
Cloud & License Experts
Version 1 has expertise across licensing & cloud enablement
License Advice & Guidance
Expert insights on license and contract optimisation

Our Partnerships

In conjunction with Version 1’s AWS Optimisation & License Assessment for Enterprise Workloads, our AWS and License experts can help you evaluate AWS as an efficient way to manage your infrastructure and licenses. Read more about how Version 1 migrated Martin Currie’s Windows Workload to AWS to enable agility and innovation.

For more information, contact us for an initial complimentary remote consultation.

Aligned with AWS Programs; OLA Assessment, Windows Modernisation Program, MAP for Windows, Windows Rapid Migration Program (WRMP).

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