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 by walking through how to migrate a business application from an end-of-life data center to Amazon Web Services.
We start by getting familiar with some of the business aspects that may be relevant in considering a cloud migration project. 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, as well as to make their business application more scalable and easier to improve and iterate on. In short they want a more agile environment for their business service. We join the CloudAcademy team as they evaluate the project requirements, agree on technical priorities, define a future state, define a reference architecture, and time box the phases of a migration plan.
We then learn more about some of the technical services we used in our design with six hands-on labs. Next we learn about the AWS Database Migration Service, which is a very useful tool when considering any database migration. Finally we complete two labs to introduce us to AWS Lambda and the Amazon Elastic File System - two services we included in the target architecture for our scenario.
Following this learning path you will have a better understanding of how to:
- Discuss and evaluate a cloud project
- Define business and project requirements
- Evaluate and review cloud services against a set of technical requirements
- Prototype and demonstrate proof of concepts
This scenario is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning how to become a cloud architect, specialist or consultant.
To get the most from this scenario, we recommend having a working knowledge of AWS. We recommend completing the Fundamentals of AWS learning path first.
This Learning Path Includes
- 6 courses
- 8 labs
- 2 quiz sessions
- 1 exam
Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help or want to provide feedback on this learning path.
- May 31, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
Learning Path Steps
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.
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Knowledge Check: Cloud Migration Strategy Considerations
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Knowledge Check: Internal Business Effects in the Cloud
This course is a "live" scenario discussion where the CloudAcademy team tackle a migration project. Our customer needs to migrate out of their current data center by a certain date. They also would like to modernise their business application. Our brief i...
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Applying your cloud skills in work situations -migrating from an end of life data center to AWS -LP conclusion
Exam: Migrating from an End-of-Life Data Center to AWS
About the Author
Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe. His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.