The cloud offers transformative benefits—but getting there without interrupting key workflows, risking vital data, or dealing with costly delays remains a substantial technology management challenge. Meeting this challenge requires a rapid scale-up of skilled technical resources with experience overseeing enterprise-scale cloud migrations.

These resources, however, are often not cost-effective for firms that won’t need the same scale of cloud support after the migration is complete. Once assembled, this team faces a truly dizzying array of vendors and service options.

Cloud Migration Methodology



Audit the environment, identifying valuable migration opportunities, and evaluating risk. It includes assessing application usage, configurations, and scripts.


Prepare the overall environment for cloud migration by creating a migration plan and designing an architecture tailored to client requirements.


Create a roadmap to ensure the effort sticks to time and budget and imposes minimal operational disruptions. A pilot project helps scale up while testing for potential issues.

Migration & Testing

Initiate the migration, leveraging proven automation techniques for maximum efficiency where possible. Remediate and migrate all databases, document codes and configurations, and conduct tests to identify potential gaps.


Go live and monitor for emerging issues daily use of the system. Ongoing management helps optimize for cost and performance while maintaining the potential for forward-looking scalability.


Analyze performance, manage security, and maintain policy compliance while minimizing click-heavy administrative chores and setting ups tags and alerts connected to custom metrics.

Your Full-Service Migration Partner

User File Migration

We move files of any type or size, ensuring not only they’re moved intact but any functional relationships with other files is also retained.

Database Migration

We can move on-premise SQL databases to the cloud with ease, moving to a cloud DB provider either pre-selected by the client or selected with our consultation.

Backup Migration

Cloud-native backup makes management of enterprise-grade backup simpler and less resource-intensive than ever.

Archive Migration

Move large-scale archives to the cloud while configuring policies for the archival process.

Our Process

Discovery Phase

In this phase, we evaluate the existing terrain of enterprise applications and data storage. With a particular focus on discovering any vital interdependences, we supplement our proven approach to cloud migration with original research based on each client’s technology environment.

Evaluation Phase

With the context firmly researched, more detailed planning for the migration can begin. It means setting the rules of the transfer, choosing between rehosting, refactoring, rewriting, replacing, or leaving-as-is applications on a case-by-case basis. Cost projections help determine the best option marginal cases.

Piloting Phase

We begin by scaling up the team to work on migrating non-critical apps first, ensuring the process is sound before moving to more ambitious transfers. Along the way, we plan to make sure the right mix of personnel (between Oslo and the client’s internal team) is in place to execute the broader plan seamlessly.

Execution Phase

Once any issues that emerge during the pilot are resolved, execution can begin in earnest. We reassess and reprioritize workloads dynamically in response to the pilot, providing a migration process that reacts dynamically to head off issues before they become costly.

Value-Driven Migration Strategy

Oslo’s experts evaluate different options for each application, selecting an option that delivers the necessary performance at optimal cost.

Use or convert to an SaaS solution

Retire, right size or eliminatate environments

Remain on-premise

Lift and shift to SaaS

Optimize for and move to laaS virtual machine

Convert to PaaS solution

Use or convert to an SaaS solution

Want to know more about Oslo’s full range of cloud migration services?

Our Other Cloud Services

Cloud Advisory

Ensure a seamless cloud transformation with help on strategic and technology planning and advice.

Cloud DevOps

Streamline the idea-to-implementation process and out-innovate the competition.

Cloud Ops

Free your team from cloud admin tasks to focus on innovation.