AWS Migration Services for Databases & Servers

Whether it’s migrating applications from an internal data centre to AWS or switching cloud vendors, the experienced team at Digital Dimensions can manage your transition with AWS migration services.

Every AWS migration starts with the creation of a Migration Strategy

Each application and environment will have its own unique challenges. Using your priorities and other factors such as the amount of data, cost of operation, license restrictions, operating hours and criticality of the system, Digital Dimensions will create a AWS cloud migration strategy including the likely timeline and costs.

Typically every application will be classified under one of the following AWS migration categories:

Lift and shift AWS

If an organisation does not want to re-build their application to take advantage of cloud-native technologies, a simple re-hosting can quickly achieve AWS benefits. Once an application is running in AWS it’s then easier to make further changes to optimise and modernise.


Essentially an AWS “lift and shift” with some degree of optimisation to benefit from the advantages of AWS, such as switching to open source components or an AWS managed service.

New product

Rather than move the existing solution, the customer chooses to move to an entirely cloud based application and, in some cases, to migrate the existing data into the new solution.


Generally the decision to re-architect a solution is driven by a business case that demands new features which are not possible through extension of the existing application, or because the existing architecture is overly complex, doesn’t scale, is fragile etc.


A number of applications might already be unused or may not be needed in the future. In this case the applications can be switched off and discontinued.


Some applications may be needed but will have an upcoming retirement date and therefore cannot justify the cost of AWS migration, in such cases the application will continue to run on the existing infrastructure until it can be safely decommissioned.

Interested in AWS migration services for server or database? Contact us to learn how we can help your organisation move to AWS quickly and efficiently.