Cloud Migration

Let’s tackle your biggest cloud migration challenges together.


Reach your potential with a cloud migration from Deft.

Your IT team doesn’t perform dozens of cloud migrations a year — nor should they. It’s not their job. But it is ours.

Our cloud migration specialists are old pros.

We’ve performed hundreds of migrations over the past few decades, and each one taught us something new. With Deft, you’ll get the no-stress migration you never thought possible.

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Here are the steps we take with every cloud migration.

Our experience helping hundreds of companies migrate their clouds — including orchestrating the complexities of mergers and acquisitions — gives us a robust foundation of experience. Here’s an overview of our process.


1. Discover

Gain an understanding of your goals and objectives driving your move to the cloud.


2. Assess

Conduct an assessment of your current workloads, server configurations (virtual/physical), network architecture, security concerns, and compliance requirements.


3. Plan

Develop a custom cloud migration plan based on your applications, databases, storage, network topology, and servers.


4. Migrate

Migrate to the new environment and testing of the initial deployment.


5. Optimize

Monitor and optimize your cloud solutions for performance and savings.


6. Evolve

Move the application to its steady state where our managed services practice can run and maintain it.

“Having a partner like Deft to handle all aspects of our cloud and network connectivity — including data store redundancy, application migrations, and state-of the-art network security — who clearly understands the importance of our SLAs, is critical to our success.”

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Meet some of our happy cloud migration customers.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about Cloud Migrations from Deft.

Do you manage my applications?

No. But when we architect an infrastructure solution, it’s based on the needs of your applications and workloads. So while we do not actually manage your applications, we work with you to design a cloud strategy for the workloads they rely on.

How do you know if my application belongs on one platform vs. another?

Different platforms have different advantages — that’s why we always let the application drive the requirements for the infrastructure.

For applications that run 24/7 and need a lot of feeding and care, our private cloud migrations options work particularly well both from a performance and cost perspective. For variable workloads, those that need to align with traffic patterns, and workloads that demand a complete kill and rebuild process frequently, an Amazon cloud migration may be the better fit. And for those in the middle, we can work on a hybrid cloud adoption plan that meets all your needs.

Do you migrate to multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures?

Yep! We can help you create a strategy that connects traditional dedicated servers, public clouds, and private clouds together for one application (hybrid cloud), or multiple clouds from different providers for multiple applications (multi-cloud).

How do I maintain compliance throughout my cloud migration?

Deft is a Type II AT-101 SOC 2 audited company and is PCI-DSS compliant. We offer Business Associate Agreements to help customers meet all other compliance requirements, including HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, and others.

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Deft, a Summit company
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