Amazon Migration Acceleration Program (MAP)

Accelerate your Migrations with MAP

Achieve fast and seamless mass migration to AWS.

AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) provides support for enterprise customers who’d like to migrate their large workloads to AWS. 

MAP features robust tools and resources that will allow for automation and acceleration of workload migrations allowing you to focus on your business needs and not your infrastructure!

What is MAP?

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a comprehensive and proven cloud migration program based upon AWS’s experience migrating thousands of enterprise customers to the cloud.

The MAP program includes assessment of your current workloads, estimating the monetary benefits of adopting AWS, building AWS competency, gaining experience through migrating pilot workloads, and providing funding to help de-risk large migrations.

How does MAP Work?

MAP follows a three-phase prescriptive methodology:


AWS specialists will assess your on-premises resources and create a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model for running workloads on the cloud.


Address gaps in your readiness that were uncovered during the initial assessment and focus on building the baseline solution.

Migrate & Modernize

Design, migrate, and validate your workloads and leverage AWS services to modernize your infrastructure.

AWS Cloud Migration Assessment

Start your migration journey off with effective planning with our AWS Cloud Migration Assessment. As an AWS Advanced Partner, we’ll assess your organizational cloud readiness status,
free of charge*.

The assessment will help our AWS consultants prepare a directional business case with costed next-step recommendations
for cloud-native activities, like establishing an AWS Landing Zone, for moving to AWS.

*Ts&Cs apply

What an assessment will offer you:

Silicon Overdrive - Your Ideal
AWS MAP Partner

Access to
AWS Funding

As an AWS Advanced Consulting, Channel Reseller and Public Sector, AWS Well-Architected and Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server Delivery Partner, Silicon Overdrive can assist to access Funding from AWS.

Migration Partner

Only AWS Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with demonstrated expertise in streamlining AWS adoption can deliver the AWS Migration Acceleration Program.


EC2 for Windows Server Delivery Partner

We have ample experience migrating, managing and optimizing Microsoft software, on top of and modernizing the workloads for better efficiencies on cloud and cost-effectiveness.

Certified Cloud Professionals

With our team of AWS certified engineers and architects, Silicon Overdrive has the needed cloud-native expertise and AWS cloud experience to assist your workload migrations.

AWS Funding Programs Included
in MAP

As an AWS Advanced Consulting, Channel Reseller and Public Sector, AWS Well-Architected and Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Server Delivery Partner, Silicon Overdrive can assist to access MAP Funding from AWS.

Why MAP?

Improve Operational Resilience
Business Agility

Types of Migrations

There are six application migration strategies in AWS:

If an organization is looking to scale its migration quickly to meet a business case, then rehosting is the best strategy.

A few cloud (or other) optimizations are implemented in order to achieve some tangible benefit, but the core architecture of the application isn’t changed.

When an application is moved to a different product, for example, moving a CMS to Drupal.

Re-imagining how the application is architected and developed, for example, migrating from a monolithic architecture to a serverless architecture to boost agility or improve business continuity.

An application is explicitly phased out when the capabilities it provides are not needed anymore or are now redundant.

When you’re not quite ready to migrate your application at this stage.

Also known as Revisit, this strategy is followed when you do not want/need to migrate your application to the cloud, as it would not make sense, or you do not have all the needed factors.

Migration Customer Success Stories

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Why Silicon Overdrive?

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 the AWS Public Sector Partner of the Year – SSA 2021 and AWS Consulting Partner of the Year – SSA 2020.

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

We are also an AWS Well-Architected Partner and an Amazon EC2 for Windows Server Delivery Partner.

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

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