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Cloud Migration

Your Fast and Secure Migration to the Cloud

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Year by year, more companies tend to prefer cloud services. The advanced cloud architecture enables easy adaptation to loads, whereas the simplicity of adding new services lets instantaneously respond to volatile requirements of your business, create projects at a fast clip, and release projects while preserving fine reliability and innovative nature.

Selectel will help your applications and services seamlessly migrate to the cloud with minimal risks and in predictable time. Moreover, all data security requirements will be respected and observed.

Tap into the Cloud Technology

Move local infrastructure components or the whole system to the cloud. Effortlessly manage the computing capacity, distribute access to resources and projects in a jiffy, store data securely, and pay as you go. The new place for your resources can be Selectel products or clouds of our partners.

Cloud Migration

How to Migrate to the Cloud

Existing IT Landscape Audit &
Planning

We will evaluate the capabilities of the existing infrastructure, identify its weaknesses, recommend enhancements, and plan migration works.

Testing &
Trial Run

Before the prototype trial, we will test only few functions of the designed solution. This way we will be able to consider all the migration aspects to make it smooth.

Gradual Migration &
Launch

We will migrate the services you need to the cloud, step by step. The idle time of data systems will be cut to the minimum. Once everything is all set, you will be able to start full in-cloud operation.

Infrastructure Maintenance &
Personnel Training

Training can be in any form you like (online or on-site). We will reveal all the secrets of the cloud infrastructure to your engineers. We will meticulously monitor your infrastructure and control its operation.

Migration Strategies

Lift-And-Shift

Move a part of the infrastructure or the entire system from the local environment to the cloud space, with no architectural changes on the way. This approach is the fastest and safest — it requires fewer resources but cloud capabilities are used to the limited extent.

Replatform

Organize the infrastructure migration with the system infrastructure transformation. For instance, you can change the way the application interacts with the database or apply the auto-scaling to enjoy the benefits of the cloud platform.

Repurchase

Use another product. Sometimes this means terminating the existing license and adaptation of the services to the new platform. For example, if you want to move your email resources to the cloud, consider using the ready-to-go cloud services.

Platforms to Deploy Your Services At

Cloud powered by VMware

Selectel is VMware Enterprise’s verified partner (VMware Cloud Verified). This guarantees that Selectel customers always get the finest possible level of the infrastructure implementation.

From the private cloud powered by VMware

When moving the services from the VMware private cloud to the Selectel VMware-based cloud, VMware vCloud Director® Extender and VMware vCloud® Availability are used. For large-scale infrastructures, we use VMware HCX®. These tools allow for short-idle migration and organizing hybrid infrastructures, while keeping some of virtual machines on your side.

From physical and virtual machines

When moving the resources organized not with the use of VMware (AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack), we use the tools for converting disk images into VMware virtual machine images.

Selectel Platform

When moving the data system from the customer infrastructure to the Selectel Cloud, we use the conventional Lift-And-Shift methods, creating images of virtual machines or physical servers.

Depending on the project scale and operating load requirements, migration processes may involve CI/CD with the use of Jenkins, Terraform, and other tools.

Migration can be performed idle-free.

Certified Data Center

Certified Data Center

We will organize the IT infrastructure conforming to personal data protection requirements — up to (Highest) Security Level 1 — and located within the vendor jurisdiction.

To ensure the conformity to Russian Federal Law 152-FZ, we regularly analyze (certify) the efficiency of personal data security.

When moving the data systems to the certified data center segment or cloud conforming to Russian Federal Law 152-FZ, you can use the Selectel evaluation and services:

  1. Audit, design, ISPD certification.
  2. Provision of data security tools.
  3. Provision of information security and data protection services.

Dedicated Servers

When moving the data system from the customer infrastructure to the Selectel physical dedicated servers, we use the conventional Lift-And-Shift methods and Veeam® tools that create images of virtual machines or physical servers. The key feature of such projects is two-hour preparation of servers from the wide range of ready-made migration configurations.

Migration can be performed idle-free.

Amazon Web Services

Selectel is the Amazon Web Services partner.

For large-scale server migration, we use the AWS Server Migration Service (SMS). AWS SMS automatically copies volumes of AWS servers and creates the machine images called Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

For database migration, we use the AWS Database Migration Services (DMS).

AWS DMS allows data migration to the AWS platform with the shortest possible idle time.

Alternatively, we can use CloudEndure®. This service ensures automated migration even of a complex infrastructure.

Microsoft Azure

Selectel is the Microsoft partner

If the customer data system employs the Windows and Linux infrastructure, the migration involves the Azure Site Recovery.

For moving local databases, we use the Azure Database Migration Service.

Alibaba Cloud

Selectel is the Alibaba Cloud partner

To move the customer infrastructure, we use the set of tools developed and supplied by Alibaba Cloud. They create the image of every server based on which a virtual machine is created in the Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS).

Google Cloud Platform

Selectel is the Google Cloud partner

To move the customer IT infrastructure, we use special migration tools. For instance, if the data system is located in the AWS or on vSphere®, the migration will involve Velostrata. The service connects to the disks of virtual machines and transmits data to Google Cloud by means of Cloud Extensions.

Our Experience

100+Migration Projects

Implemented by Selectel cloud integration team

300+Servers

Migrated within the one project with the help of Selectel engineers

70+Apps

Migrated from customer infrastructures to the cloud

50+TB of Data

Migrated within the one project to the Selectel cloud

Migration Services

Standard

  • Infrastructure audit object

    • Virtual machines
    • Dedicated servers

  • Migration

    No architecture change

  • Testing of the new infrastructure

    • Functional

  • Network environment setup

    Without changing the logical structure

  • Database migration

    Without changing the type of DBMS

  • Disaster Recovery

    On request

  • IT infrastructure support

    On request

Advanced

  • Infrastructure audit object

    • Virtual machines
    • Dedicated servers
    • Software
    • DBMS

  • Migration

    Into new cloud-optimized architecture

  • Testing of the new infrastructure

    • Functional
    • Load

  • Network environment setup

    For new architecture

  • Database migration

    With a change in the type of DBMS

  • Own architect

    On request

  • TCO

    On request

  • Development and support of CI/CD

    On request

  • Disaster Recovery

    On request

  • IT infrastructure support

    On request

Premium

  • Infrastructure audit object

    • Virtual machines
    • Dedicated servers
    • Software
    • DBMS

  • Migration

    Into new cloud-optimized architecture

  • Testing of the new infrastructure

    • Functional
    • Load
    • Vulnerability Scan

  • Network environment setup

    For new architecture

  • Database migration

    With a change in the type of DBMS

  • Recommendations for optimizing cloud applications

  • Own architect

  • TCO

  • Development and support of CI/CD

  • Disaster Recovery

    On request

  • IT infrastructure support

    On request

Standard

Advanced

Premium

Infrastructure audit object

  • Virtual machines
  • Dedicated servers
  • Virtual machines
  • Dedicated servers
  • Software
  • DBMS
  • Virtual machines
  • Dedicated servers
  • Software
  • DBMS

Migration

No architecture changeInto new cloud-optimized architectureInto new cloud-optimized architecture

Testing of the new infrastructure

  • Functional
  • Functional
  • Load
  • Functional
  • Load
  • Vulnerability Scan

Network environment setup

Without changing the logical structureFor new architectureFor new architecture

Database migration

Without changing the type of DBMSWith a change in the type of DBMSWith a change in the type of DBMS

Recommendations for optimizing cloud applications

✗✗✓

Own architect

✗On request✓

TCO

✗On request✓

Development and support of CI/CD

✗On request✓

Disaster Recovery

On requestOn requestOn request

IT infrastructure support

On requestOn requestOn request

I was pleased by the personalized service: Selectel engineers really can address lots of tasks and process tons of information, promptly and efficiently. They identified and remedied all the points that could be problem-causers in the future.

Denis Kostryukov, Head of the IT Department, Suprotec

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FAQ

How long do migration stages take?

Duration of stages depends on the complexity of the migrating architecture. Selectel engineers are interested in shrinking the project duration, sticking to the following KPIs in their work:

  • collecting data on the existing IT infrastructure, SWOT analysis — no longer than 2 weeks;
  • migration planning — no longer than 1 week;
  • testing and trial run — no longer than 2 weeks;
  • migration — as per the designed schedule;
  • personnel training — during the migration;
  • maintenance and support — as per the SLA.

Can Selectel engineers be involved in developing the IT strategy?

Yes. Together with Selectel engineers, you can design the IT strategy for your company, with due regard to capabilities of cloud platforms.

How would Selectel ensure idle-free migration of data systems?

Requirements for organizing the data system in the cloud — whether considering idle-free procedures or idle time minimization — are observed during designing the target system architecture and in the schedule. Specifically, Selectel engineers can perform migration works at nighttime or at the weekend — data system loads are the lowest during such periods.

Can I use the previously obtained software licenses in the cloud?

The possibility of using the previously obtained software licenses in the cloud depends on the software vendor’s license policy. Specifically, you can initiate the license mobility procedure for Microsoft products having valid Software Assurance agreements.

Is it possible to reduce the costs on the asset management of the deployed Microsoft software?

Selectel is the Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) participant. This allows cutting costs related to software and hardware management by means of raising additional funding from Microsoft. Participant requirements: your company did not participate in any SAM project during the past year (from July to August); you are ready to send authorization letters to Microsoft and confirm your intention to participate in the SAM project.

Will you train my staff on handling the new cloud infrastructure?

Yes. If requested, Selectel experts can train your engineers on troubleshooting, system architecture, and cloud services.

Can Selectel undertake the cloud infrastructure maintenance?

Yes, we can. Jointly with Selectel engineers, you define the scope of services, SLA, and communications procedures.