Five Major Steps of Calculating Migration Cost to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Five Major Steps of Calculating Migration Cost to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Five Major Steps of Calculating Migration Cost to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Moving to AWS cloud services has a wide range of benefits and advantages that already listed across the internet. Right from flexibility to scalability and accessibility to customization, you get a wide range of features and functionalities by choosing AWS services online. But the important thing that every company has to consider before choosing AWS service is the migration cost and the finding the answer some steps that you need to go through.

Just like every company is different, the requirements are also unique and costs differ company to company. So, if you find any company online quoting a price that looks higher side for you then you may want to recheck considering your list of requirements because it may not be the same for you. In simple words, you would want to check your own quotation and not rely on others. So, if you want to get a quotation, the first thing that you would like to do is consult an authorized AWS consulting partner who is certified and has complete knowledge of various AWS services offered by Amazon.

Based on your company requirements and services that you need; the AWS certified consulting partner will generate the quotation. So, while considering the cost of migration on AWS, here are few steps that are considered that you would like to know:

Inventory of your current IT infrastructure

Reach out to all the departments of your company and create a comprehensive list of current IT inventory. Note down each and every details of the inventory including the purchase dates, warranty expiry, usage time and lifecycle. Ensure that the data includes software, servers, storage, security systems, tools, network infrastructure and data connectivity. All this information will be highly useful while choosing different types of services from AWS.

Cost associated with the list of inventories

The second step is defining the cost incurred through the on-premise infrastructure that your company has been using for a while or years. This could be management cost, licensing cost or even repairing cost. Each and every detail can help you in making the right decision. First focus on all the direct costs which you can get from the accounting or purchasing team. Also keep in mind the indirect cost which incurs and results in loss of productivity. Calculate the downtime caused by data connectivity, power failure, lack of backup, etc. while considering the migration of servers to cloud based infrastructure.

Calculate cloud infrastructure cost

Now that you have an estimated cost of on-premise infrastructure including the direct and indirect cost, it is time to calculate the cloud costing. The AWS cloud infrastructure costing calculation requires knowledge of all the services and resource consumption calculation technique, so it is better to be defined by cloud consulting partner. If you approach AWS cloud consulting partner they will majorly consider the AWS Total Cost of Ownership calculator. Based on your requirements it can be defined whether you want to house the infrastructure on-premise or host it on cloud. Considering the best option for your business the costing will be provided.

Cloud Migration Cost Consideration

The best thing about cloud migration is you need not worry about any maintenance or management. Your company can freely scale up or down automatically without any manual intervention. The smart and robust infrastructure of AWS offers 99.9999% uptime which offers constant connectivity and reliability to your consumers and staff. You can move all your workloads and workflows over cloud using simple techniques. There are several services available which can be used to simplify even the complicated or hybrid network migration in most simple ways.

Considering Post-Migration Cost

It is important to consider the post-migration cost while moving to cloud. Some of the costs that may be incurred after moving to cloud is integration, training, security and compliance, or development cost, if any. It all depends on the requirements of your business, but generally these are common cost that any company can expect after moving to cloud. As mentioned earlier, almost all the services are free of cost and all you need to make payment is for the consumption of resources, data or infrastructure depending on the type of services you choose. Secondly, if you need customized development then you may have to spare some amount from pocket.


The migration process and cost estimation may sound easy and simple using AWS TCO method but it requires years of experience and knowledge of AWS. For this it is important you have skilled and experienced team of AWS professionals or certified consultant. So, if you need any assistance with the migration or cost estimation to move your business infrastructure to cloud, contact us today. You can reach us at