Organizations across every industry want to become more agile so they can innovate and respond to changes faster. Faced with ever-increasing disruption, evolving market demands, and global compliance needs, they must also find ways to differentiate their businesses to stay competitive. With over a million active global customers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has helped organizations of all sizes move to and thrive in the cloud.

From lifting and shifting workloads to moving entire data centers, AWS provides the organizational, operational, and technical capabilities you need for a successful migration. And with the deepest set of migration and modernization services, programs, and partners that specialize in workloads such as Microsoft, SAP, VMware, Oracle, and Mainframe, you can quickly start realizing the business value of AWS.

When migrating applications and data to the cloud, organizations often start with mission-critical workloads that consume the most resources on premises and in data centers. Millions of companies, including large global enterprises, government organizations, and startups, trust AWS’ capabilities, reliability, and security, to run their most essential applications from edge to cloud – and accelerate their digital transformation. Many enterprise workloads run on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and the ubiquitous nature of Intel, with its availability on AWS, reduces complexity in migration without the need for conversion or porting. And by choosing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances based on Intel technologies, customers around the world can confidently address business priorities, build new applications, and migrate existing applications to the cloud, knowing you are running on the same architecture you’ve trusted in your data center for decades.

For many organizations, modernizing enterprise workloads is the best first step toward digital transformation. Investing in transformation can open enormous opportunities for business growth. In many cases, the decision to migrate workloads to the cloud often starts with a desire to minimize not only the total cost of ownership, but also opportunity costs. For instance, you might be asking yourself:

  • By keeping legacy applications on premises, are we preventing the business from developing new products and services faster?
  • Do our legacy systems integrate with modern systems so we can deliver optimal customer experiences?
  • How much time are we spending to find and train staff who provision on-premises hardware and software, manage licenses, create and maintain security postures, and ensure compliance?

These are key considerations when planning for a cloud migration and modernization of enterprise workloads. In order to streamline your workload modernization journey, it helps to have the proper support and guidance when you need it. Lean on a trusted AWS Partners to help you along the way. AWS Partners with AWS Migration and Workload competencies have demonstrated technical proficiencies and proven customer success in delivering software products that accelerate your journey to AWS.

In addition, AWS offers an outcome-driven methodology called the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) to accelerate your modernization journey. MAP is a complete and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience migrating thousands of customers to the cloud. The program packages best practices, tools, financial incentives, and the expertise and solutions delivered by AWS Partners to make cloud adoption easier and help customers reach their business goals faster.

AWS and Intel have collaborated for over 17 years to develop flexible technologies and software optimizations tailored for mission critical enterprise applications and workloads. Intel® Xeon® processors provide the foundation of many cloud computing services deployed on AWS and this collaboration allows AWS Partners such as ClearScale, Devoteam, DXC Technology, HCLTech, Kyndryl, Lemongrass, Navisite, Onica by Rackspace Technology, SoftwareONE, and Storm Reply to help customers migrate and modernize their applications and infrastructure to manage cost and complexity, accelerate business outcomes, and scale to meet current and future computing requirements.