Lift and Shift VM

VM Migration

Move your VMs. Move your business forward. 

Lift and shift migrations of virtual machine (VM) workloads from the data center to AWS, Azure, Google or from one cloud to another, can be complicated. Pythian’s VM workload cloud migration service ensures smooth, timely and risk-free lift and shift migrations thanks to our dedicated teams of certified experts and our flat-rate price guarantee.

FOUR KEYS TO A FLAWLESS VM WORKLOAD CLOUD MIGRATION

Extensive planning

Pythian’s expert teams always begin with meticulous discovery, well-defined technical designs and a pragmatic migration plan. Because, to avoid surprises, planning is essential.

High-end expertise and lots of technical tools

Pythian’s certified cloud, OS and database experts deploy a pretested, integrated toolchain to speed up discovery and VM workload migration time.

Project management

Your dedicated project manager keeps you apprised on project progress every step of the way, ensuring timely delivery and a single point of contact throughout the migration.

A clean handoff

Pythian’s well-established knowledge transfer process lets your IT team easily pick up where we end or, to get the most value from your cloud migration, engage Pythian’s cloud managed services for ongoing management, optimization and modernization.

The Pythian Difference

Enjoy the benefits of experience

Harness the breadth of Pythian’s experience and turn it to your advantage across multi-clouds and hybrid clouds. From operating systems to applications and databases, we’ve done it all. 

Proven VM migrations at scale (and speed)

Don’t reinvent the wheel

  • Pythian’s field-tested templates, processes, blueprints and automations get you to value faster.

Lean on our industry-leading expertise

  • No matter your situation, our certified infrastructure and data experts have likely seen it and solved it before.

Avoid unnecessary risk

Always-smooth migrations

  • Combine Pythian’s DevOps approach with bulletproof project management and a proven knowledge transfer process.

Always stay compliant

  • Our security posture ensures you’re always on the right side of industry regulations and security best practices.
Get Results

Evolving BBM’s messaging app to a complete social platform on Google Cloud 

One of Indonesia’s largest media groups licensed BBM’s app technology and needed to move the infrastructure from an on-premises data center in Canada to Asia. Pythian helped to migrate their Oracle database to a mix of open-source databases, including MongoDB, Cassandra and MySQL, and replaced the original storage system with elastic, cost-effective Google Cloud Storage. 

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Customer Success Story

Migrating globally distributed machines to cloud—with zero downtime

Find out how Pythian helped Optiva, a Canada-based company that develops software for communications service providers, migrate to Google Cloud and become more agile.

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Pythian Services

We’ve got your back at every step of your cloud journey

PLAN – Cloud migration planning 

Not quite ready to start migrating, or wondering what you should migrate next? Pythian’s cloud migration planning service helps you plan and visualize your eventual move, so you’re always in an ideal position when go time arrives and the cost/benefit is better defined and understood.

MIGRATE – A broad range of migration options

From fixed-fee VM workload migrations, to complex data center moves to bare metal, Pythian’s deep expertise, proven methods and broad set of cloud solutions can help accelerate your digital transformation.

MIGRATE – Data warehouse migrations

Pythian experts have years of experience migrating data warehouses to the public cloud, including Netezza or Teradata to Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Azure Synapse Analytics or Snowflake.

MANAGE – InfraOps

Outsource your data center or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) operations to Pythian for peace of mind. Our SLA-driven, automation-supported site reliability engineering (SRE) teams can support your entire estate across on-prem data centers and any cloud.

MANAGE – FinOps 

Maximize the business value of cloud through visibility and control over your cloud spend. Eliminate the pain points of cloud computing and utility pricing through comprehensible predictable bills, multi-dimensional visibility into cloud costs, governing and optimizing cloud costs, improved cloud cost analysis and forecasting and building a culture of financial accountability.

MODERNIZE – Database re-architecting

Modernize any on-prem database to the cloud including Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB), Database Cloud Service (DBCS) and Bare Metal Server; Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Aurora; Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse and Cosmos DB; or Google Cloud Datastore, Cloud Spanner, Cloud SQL and Cloud Bigtable.

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