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Welcome to Silicon Overdrive!

Migrate to AWS

Your Cloud Migration Expert

As AWS Advanced Partners, we provide AWS cloud infrastructure managed services including migration of your AWS environments with a security and compliance emphasis.

Migrations to AWS include moving any workload from an on-premises environment, hosting facility, or other public cloud. We are working with many organizations to migrate workloads such as applications, websites, databases, storage, physical or virtual servers, or entire data centers.

Based on our years of experience, we’ve built a complete and proven approach for migrating workloads to AWS, so that you can gain business benefits faster.

What are Migrations?

Migration helps businesses move on-premises workloads (enterprise applications, databases, data
warehouses, virtual desktops, etc.) to a cloud infrastructure to achieve higher workload performance and reduce IT infrastructure costs.

1-2 months

for small workloads

6+ months

for medium and large workloads

Why Migrate to the AWS Cloud?

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can provision compute power, storage, and other resources,
gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them.

31%

average infrastructure cost savings vs on-premises.

7x

fewer downtime hours in 2018 vs the next largest cloud provider.

29 regions

and 93 availability zones globally. Learn more.

62%

more efficient IT infrastructure management vs on-premises.

Migrating to AWS

Every migration roadmap is different.

Phase 1: Cloud Migration Discovery & Analysis

Migration helps organizations move on-premises workloads (enterprise applications, databases, data warehouses, virtual desktops, etc.) to a cloud infrastructure to achieve higher workload performance and reduce IT infrastructure costs.

Migration of an organization’s first workload takes from 1-2 months (for small workloads) to 6+ months (for medium and large workloads). Subsequent workloads require less time to migrate due to the gained experience.

Achieve fast and seamless MAP migrations to the Cloud

Phase 2: Migration Strategy Planning & Design

Organizations begin to contemplate how to migrate an application during the second phase of the Migration Process. This is when they determine what is in their environment, what their interdependencies are, and what would be easy or difficult to migrate. Using this knowledge, organizations can outline a plan on how they will approach migrating each of the applications in their portfolio and in what order.

Learn more about the six application migration strategies in AWS.

Phase 3: Migrate & Modernize

We have expertise in offering solutions that enable customers to migrate and modernize applications while they move to the cloud. As AWS Advanced Partner can assist customers optimize cost and reduce TCO, modernize legacy applications and data, and reduce operational burden.

Phase 4: Operate & Optimize

In the operate and optimize phase, you can maximize the benefits derived from hosting applications on AWS. The optimizing activities can address cost, performance, security, or resiliency concerns for your application stack. 

These deliverables include but are not limited to:

Phase 5: Customer Enablement & Training

AWS Customer Enablement services augment your team’s cloud skills by delivering deep AWS expertise where, when, and how you need it. You can get projects started faster, build high-performing applications more quickly, and continuously optimize costs. AWS Customer Enablement helps you move faster and achieve success with AWS.

These deliverables include but are not limited to:

Phase 6: Cost Optimization

We are focused on helping you avoid unnecessary costs.

Key topics include:

Phase 7: Well-Architected Framework Review

The Framework provides a consistent approach to evaluate your workloads against AWS best practices and help build secure, high-performing, resilient, scalable, and efficient infrastructures for your applications and workloads.

The Well-Architected Framework is based on six pillars:

Phase 8: Ongoing Support (Managed Services)

With our expertise, experience, and systems, we can provide you with the Managed Services and Service Level Agreement you need for your AWS workloads.

Migration Customer Success Stories

AWS Migration

An online fashion retailer, created to assist the online shopping society find fashion apparel with ease, all from a single platform.

AWS Migration

South Africa’s largest independent online payments processor trusted by retailers, migrates to AWS and achieves Level 1 PCI DSS compliance.

Windows Global Migration

Silicon Overdrive architected a best practice, scalable, highly available, and secure solution on the AWS Cloud.

University of the Witwatersrand

Sakai LMS

Wits had an urgent requirement to move their Sakai Learning Management System (LMS) from their on-premise servers to the AWS.

HR Migration

Silicon Overdrive architected a best practice, scalable, highly available, and secure solution on the AWS Cloud.

Migration Resources

Migrate and Modernize to Achieve Your Business Goals

Do you know why companies are migrating and modernizing their workloads? Listen to one of our Cloud experts and CEO of Silicon Overdrive, Gareth Bowers.

Future-proof Your Business​ on the AWS Cloud

Future-proof your Business? on the AWS Cloud

This presentation summarizes the AWS modernization journey, benefits of the Cloud, migration strategies, AWS MAP, and the AWS Well-Architected Framework Review.

Migrate and Modernize to achieve your Business Goals

Migrate and Modernize to Achieve Your Business Goals

This presentation summarizes the AWS modernization journey, migration strategies and best practices, the AWS Well-Architected Framework Review, and how Silicon Overdrive assists with your migration.

Why Silicon Overdrive?

Founded in 1995, Silicon Overdrive has over 25 years of experience as a leading IT Managed Services business.

Silicon Overdrive has significant experience and expertise in helping customers migrate, secure, optimize and manage their AWS infrastructure, as well as achieve and maintain security and compliance, including POPIA, GDPR, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and HIPAA.

We have been awarded AWS System Integrator Partner of the Year Sub-Saharan Africa 2023, AWS Public Sector Partner of the Year Sub-Saharan Africa 2021, and AWS Consulting Partner of the Year Sub-Saharan Africa 2020.

We are an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS Education Services Competency, AWS Migration Competency Partner, AWS DevOps Competency Partner, AWS Solution Provider Partner, AWS Immersion Day Partner, and AWS Public Sector Partner.

We are also an AWS Well-Architected Partner and an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Microsoft Windows Service Delivery Partner.

Our AWS team has 100+ AWS certifications including, AWS Solutions Architect Associate, AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, AWS Developer Associate, AWS DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, AWS Security Specialty, AWS Machine Learning Specialty, AWS Database Specialty, AWS Data Analytics Specialty, and AWS Advanced Networking Specialty certifications.

Silicon Overdrive AWS 100 Certifications Distinction Badge
AWS MAP Badge
Silicon Overdrive 100 Certifications Distinction Badge

Migrate to the Cloud
with Silicon Overdrive

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