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Simplifying Your Cloud Migration Journey using AWS Migration Hub

Migrating to the cloud has become a common practice for businesses looking to achieve scalability, flexibility, and cost-efficiency in their IT infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a leading cloud provider that offers a wide range of services and tools to help organizations successfully migrate their applications and data to the cloud. One such tool is AWS Migration Hub, which simplifies the process of migrating workloads to AWS and provides a centralized hub for tracking and managing migration projects. In this article, we will explore what AWS Migration Hub is, its key features, and how it can streamline your cloud migration journey.

What is AWS Migration Hub?

AWS Migration Hub is a fully managed service that enables organizations to plan, track, and manage their application migration projects to AWS. It provides a central dashboard that allows users to monitor the progress of their migration projects and provides a comprehensive view of the migration status across multiple AWS services and accounts. AWS Migration Hub provides a unified interface that simplifies the process of migrating applications and data to AWS, regardless of the migration method being used, such as AWS Server Migration Service (SMS), AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), or manual migration methods.

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Key Features of AWS Migration Hub

AWS Migration Hub offers several key features that make it a powerful tool for managing cloud migration projects:

  1. Centralized Dashboard: AWS Migration Hub provides a centralized dashboard that gives users a single pane of glass view of their migration projects. Users can view the status of their migration projects, track progress, and identify any issues or errors from a single location, making it easy to manage multiple migrations in a unified way.

  2. Multi-Account and Multi-Region Support: AWS Migration Hub supports migrations across multiple AWS accounts and regions. This is particularly useful for organizations with complex cloud environments that span across different AWS accounts and regions. Users can view the migration status of their applications and data across different AWS accounts and regions in a consolidated manner, providing a holistic view of the migration progress.

  3. Application Discovery: AWS Migration Hub includes application discovery capabilities that allow users to identify and track applications running on their on-premises or virtualized environments. This helps organizations understand the scope and complexity of their application landscape, identify dependencies, and plan their migration projects effectively.

  4. Migration Tracking: AWS Migration Hub provides real-time tracking of the migration progress for each application or data migration project. Users can view details such as the number of resources migrated, the status of each migration task, and any errors or issues encountered during the migration process. This helps organizations identify and resolve migration-related issues in a timely manner, ensuring a smooth and successful migration.

  5. Integration with AWS Migration Services: AWS Migration Hub integrates with other AWS migration services, such as AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) and AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), as well as third-party migration tools. This allows organizations to leverage the capabilities of these services while also benefiting from the centralized tracking and management features of AWS Migration Hub.

  6. Custom Migration Tracking: AWS Migration Hub provides APIs that allow organizations to create custom migration tracking tools and integrate them with AWS Migration Hub. This enables organizations to extend the functionality of AWS Migration Hub and tailor it to their specific migration requirements.

Migrating applications and data to the cloud can be a complex process, but AWS Migration Hub simplifies this journey by providing a centralized hub for tracking and managing migration projects. With its features such as a centralized dashboard, multi-account and multi-region support, application discovery, real-time tracking, integration with other AWS migration services, and custom migration tracking capabilities, AWS Migration Hub offers a comprehensive solution for organizations looking to migrate to AWS. By leveraging AWS Migration Hub, organizations can streamline their cloud migration projects, minimize disruptions, and ensure a successful migration to the cloud.

Date posted: February 9, 2023

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About the Author

Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon - a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.


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