Once, a client asked us to move 402 servers into AWS.
Our up-front cloud assessment uncovered that they only needed to move 134 servers. The initial cloud assessment reduced their costs by 66%.
Could we have just moved all 402 servers? Of course. But if you let us take the time to understand what you’re solving by migrating to AWS, we can most likely save you money in the long run. So is a pre-migration cloud assessment necessary? No. But we haven’t had a client regret one yet.