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Frictionless Data Migration With Redis Cloud in AWS

Moving to the cloud can seem like a huge, complicated undertaking that can disrupt your organization. It doesn’t have to be that difficult, though, if you work with the right tools and partners. If you remove the friction, migration can be downright easy.   

It’s time. Maybe your hardware is nearing end of life or you’re dealing with a lack of redundancy. Perhaps you need to take your applications to a global audience or make them automatically scale up or down in response to demand. Or maybe you just want to lower your total cost of ownership. Whatever the reason, you’ve realized it’s time to migrate your company’s data to the cloud. 

Now you need to figure out how to make that transition happen so that your company gets the maximum benefit – and accomplishes that without disrupting users. You want a smooth, painless deployment, resulting in a safe, reliable system that fits your production environment and handles your workload.

When it comes to getting the performance, stability, and ease-of-deployment you need, migrating to Redis Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) should be at the top of your consideration list. Here is a closer look at how you can have a frictionless experience migrating your data to the cloud and check all the boxes on your wishlist at the same time.  

Why migrate to Redis Cloud on AWS?

We built Redis Enterprise on AWS with developers and operators in mind, so that you can use Redis for more than caching. You can bring together all the systems you use to manage and deliver data and deploy applications using a single platform. 

That translates to a data stack that delivers the highest level of availability, low latency, and single-digit-seconds failover. You also get all the cost savings, scalability, and other benefits that come with moving to the cloud, including:

  • Simplifying infrastructure: AWS can manage your entire infrastructure, from power and low-level hardware to the network, storage, and beyond. This frees up resources and enables teams to focus on innovation rather than maintenance and infrastructure management. You also can easily add redundancy and automation.
  • Optimizing costs: You only pay for what you use. You’re not locked into pricing that includes services you don’t need. There’s also a lot of open source cost savings opportunities because you can use vendors from AWS Marketplace, and can port your existing licenses from your on-prem infrastructure into the cloud. Additionally, businesses that migrated from on-prem to AWS have seen:
  • Adding scalability: Automatically scale your instances up and down based on demand without disruption or risking overprovisioning. The cloud’s fully managed services make it easy to implement and maintain this kind of scaling.
  • Expanding geographies while reducing latency: Redis Cloud on AWS uses Active Active Geo-Distribution, which uses conflict-free replicated data types to distribute applications globally, enabling the highest level of availability with an SLA of five nines and sub-millisecond latencies. This approach ensures simultaneous read-write support across different regions with considerably better resilience to failure and takes care of merging local changes while predictably resolving conflicts. 
  • Driving innovation: In addition to Redis’ native features, Redis Cloud on AWS offers modules for recommendation engines, session management, leaderboards, real-time inventory management, fraud detection, and customer 360 views. Its multi-model database structure allows you to build brag-worthy applications based on low-latency microservice architectures. And you always know you’re using the most up-to-date, cost-effective resources because you’re working in the cloud. 

Make your migration frictionless

When you’re ready to make the move to the cloud, you want  to get the data where it needs to be without delay. One benefit of choosing Redis Cloud on AWS is ease of migration. 

Both Redis and AWS have extensive experience helping developers move all kinds of workloads. Using a concrete methodology that simplifies the entire process and ensures maximum uptime, AWS offers automated tools and services that enable you to transition data quickly and securely, whether you have enough data for tens of thousands of servers or you are running a single application.

So how should you get ready to make a successful and painless transition to the cloud? We and our partners at AWS recommend these three steps. 

Make a plan for your application portfolio

Focus on developing a three-phase plan that consists of: 

  • Assessing your needs, assets, costs, and other factors that make a business case for change
  • Mobilizing all the resources and experiences needed to implement change
  • Migrating and modernizing the tools you need for change to take place 

Build an operating model and service management framework 

As you use the cloud, you’ll develop an operating model that works best for your applications, as well as the tools and services that match your organization’s needs. This is where AWS managed services can help with out-of-the-box cloud operating models and publicly available service management framework. Plus, the  partner service program lets you get certifications, third-party audits, and a full lifecycle management service.

Turn to the experts 

You don’t have to do it alone. AWS and Redis are here to help make migration as easy as possible. It’s not just about completing a successful migration, or also being there with you as a customer to guide you along the way to enhance and strengthen and optimize your methodology. From the migration acceleration and workload migration programs to automations, tools, training, and support, we ensure you have everything you need to seamlessly migrate your data to the cloud. 

While the prospect of moving from the systems you know into the cloud can be a daunting one, the end result is well worth going through the process. Migration doesn’t have to be complex. When you have the right tools, the right services, and the right people helping you, you set yourself up for a successful transition.  

To get a more in-depth look at how easy migrating to the cloud can be, watch our on-demand webinar, Enabling Frictionless Data Migrations to Redis Cloud in AWS.