AWS Migration Hub: One Portal for Amazon Cloud Migration Tools
How can partners and customers manage workload migrations to Amazon Web Services? Perhaps the answer resides in the new AWS Migration Hub — which features cloud migration management tools from Amazon and ISVs.
So far the hub features such AWS tools as:
- Application Discovery Service, which automates the process of discovering and collecting system information;
- Server Migration Service, which moves workloads to the cloud;
- Database Migration Service, which moves relational databases, NoSQL databases, and data warehouses with minimal downtime; and
- third-party tools like Racemi and CloudEndure.
Many of the tools within the hub are already quite popular with customers. For instance, partners and customers have leveraged the Database Migration Service for more than 34,000 databases since the tool launched more than a year ago, according to Jim Sherhart, head of product marketing for core services and enterprise applications.
MSP Software Providers: Joining In?
Over time, the hub will feature more and more tools to help partners and customers manage migrations that involve Windows and Linux applications, relational databases, and more, Amazon says.
Sherhart expects systems integrators and ISVs to increasingly leverage the Migration Hub as a single dashboard for customer migrations.
Still, it’s too soon for us to predict whether MSP- and IT services-centric software companies will launch tools in the hub. Companies such as Autotask, ConnectWise and Kaseya each offer cloud cost management and/or monitoring tools — though in some cases the tools were initially designed for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. But there are signs that most of the major MSP software companies want to get more involved in AWS migration tools and workload management.
We’re checking in with multiple providers to see if they’re checking out the Amazon Migration Hub.
Meanwhile: Cloud Security Tools Emerge
The hub surfaced today at AWS Summit in New York, where Amazon and ISVs have announced multiple cloud management and security tools. Examples include:
- AWS Launches Amazon Macie for Managed Cloud Security Services. Palo Alto Networks, Splunk and Trend Micro promise integrations. SDK coming.
- Splunk Launches Insights for AWS Cloud: End-to-end Cybersecurity?
- McAfee Offers Free Trial of virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) for AWS: Partners and customers can test the new McAfee offering for up to 72 hours at no charge.
More: Track all AWS Summit News here on MSSP Alert, which is ChannelE2E’s sister site.