Introduction to "Migrating From an End-of-Life Data Center to AWS" Learning Path


Introduction to the migrating out of an end of life datacenter learning path

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Introduction to the migrating out of an end of life datacenter learning path

Welcome to the "Migrating From an End-of-Life Data Center to AWS" learning path. Here's a brief overview to introduce you to the project, and an overview of the scenario we'll be working through.


- [Instructor] Hi and welcome to the migrating from an end-of-life data center to AWS learning path. Cloud projects often require you to evaluate requirements, define priorities, and come up with technical designs quickly and effectively. This learning path is designed to help you learn and develop the range of skills required to be a cloud professional, dealing with a technical migration project. Our project in this learning path is to migrate a business application from an end-of-life data center to Amazon Web Services. We start the learning path by getting familiar with some of the business drivers that may be relevant in considering a cloud migration project with two courses. The first, Cloud Migration Strategy Considerations and the second, Internal Business Effects of the Cloud. These give us a good grounding to some of the business requirements and drivers that go into any migration. We then work through a technical migration scenario with a series of live brainstorming sessions. Our customer needs to migrate out of their data center by a specific date. They also want to make their business application more scalable and easier to improve and iterate on so we join the Cloud Academy AWS Team as they evaluate the project requirements, agreed technical priorities, define a future state, define a reference architecture, and time box the phases of a migration plan for this migration. Nothing in this scenario course is scripted. The team are having to think on their feet and solve problems in real time. We want it to be as real as possible so that you can see how you go about solving these problems and develop your own ideas on how to approach and solve business problems using cloud tools and services. We then get hands-on with a series of practical labs that introduce us to some of the AWS services we used in our design. We then close out the learning path with an introduction to the Database Migration Service which is a very useful service if you're looking at migrating from one database to another. Following this learning path, you will have a better understanding of how to discuss and evaluate a cloud project. You'd be more equipped to define business and project requirements. And you'll be better equipped to evaluate and review cloud services against a set of technical requirements. To get the most out of the scenario, we recommend having a working knowledge of AWS. We recommend completing the Fundamentals of AWS learning path first as a bare minimum and ideally to complete Solution Architect Associate Certification learning path. Now, please feel free to reach out to us at if you need help or you'd like to provide feedback on this learning path. We always like hearing from you and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for how we can do this course and content better, we're always open to those.

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Andrew is fanatical about helping business teams gain the maximum ROI possible from adopting, using, and optimizing Public Cloud Services. Having built  70+ Cloud Academy courses, Andrew has helped over 50,000 students master cloud computing by sharing the skills and experiences he gained during 20+  years leading digital teams in code and consulting. Before joining Cloud Academy, Andrew worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.