More Automation for Cloud Migrations

With new features available in the IBM Cloud Migration Factory, IBM Services is introducing new automation tools to reduce the time of moving and modernizing an organization's infrastructure, data, applications, and workloads. The new services are aimed at helping to accelerate the complex process of migrating and modernizing applications to cloud and adopting a hybrid, multi-cloud strategy. 

The IBM Cloud Migration Factory is powered by IBM's Cloud Innovate methodology to move applications to cloud and modernize portfolios on a cloud platform. IBM Services has completed more than 100,000 migrations and helped clients choose the right cloud adoption strategy while providing multicloud platform support.  Now, with new automated discovery tools, AI capabilities and accelerators, IBM Cloud Migration Factory gathers insights that allow IBM Services to gain a better understanding a client's IT environment and properly map where to move applications and data to help avoid disruption to the business.

This new toolset includes insights algorithms based on learnings from years of complex migrations that help improve planning accuracy and reduce risks by uncovering dependencies and technical and process challenges much earlier in the lifecycle.

"Migration to cloud and the transformation to a hybrid multicloud IT operating environment is often viewed with anticipation and anxiety, and perceived as complicated," said Sangita Singh, general manager of global cloud consulting services for IBM. "Companies require an approach that ensures that their data migration is smooth and fast, and critical applications and functions run optimally during the process. Embedding automation and AI to the migration process of the IBM Cloud Migration Factory provides clients with an accelerated path to cloud, helping to mitigate the impact to business operations."

The IBM Cloud Migration Factory addresses the entire cloud migration and modernization transformation lifecycle with an open and consistent approach that includes embedding automation and a reusable library of migration patterns.

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