Elevate your workloads on AWS


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Avoid the Pitfalls of Mass Migration

For far too long we’ve believed that a lift and shift migration is the quick and simple answer. The reality – lift and shift is a method that is driven by duplicate, error-prone work that’s not scalable, reliable, cost-effective, or manageable in the long-term. Instead, Onica employes a pipeline-driven approach to migration, which utilizes continuous delivery techniques to bring acceleration, automation, repeatable processes, and a clear operating model to any migration.

Migration as Code

An automated pipeline-driven approach that eliminates wasteful and undifferentiated outcomes delivered by less mature lift-and-shift migrations.

Platform Tooling

Innovative platform tooling enables us to move mission critical workloads quickly, efficiently, affordably and with predictable results.

Proven Roadmap

Elevate delivers a proven roadmap for success on the journey from legacy data centers onto the AWS cloud.

Cloud Maturity

Each migration path is customized to address the specific needs of various levels of cloud maturity.

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Automation via pipelines & Onica open source tooling

Advanced Capabilities & Specialties

Automated Governance & Security

Are modernized approaches to being audit-ready and secure on AWS, leveraging services like AWS Artifact, GuardDuty, and Inspector.

Advanced App Orchestration

Brings the power of Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) leveraging automated deployment tools like AWS CodePipeline, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, and CodeDeploy.

Self-Service Models

Provide your engineering teams with the speed and agility they want, while reducing the risks from shadow IT, using tools like AWS Control Tower, Account Vending Machine, and Service Catalog.

Blue/Green Depolyments

Enables application updates with zero downtime for users, and provides an ‘rollback on demand’ safety net for failed deployments, using advanced architectural patterns and custom automation.

Declarative Management

Infrastructure, build definitions, and even deployments are defined and managed as code in source control and orchestrated from Onica Runway, bringing your business into the age of “Everything as Code”.

Self-Healing Patterns

Operationalize the concept of ‘don’t react to failure, design for failure’, using self healing components like AWS Lambda, Autoscaling Groups, Elastic Container Service, and Fargate.

Advanced Operation Metrics

Expand beyond threshold based notifications, and leverages complex event processing to define smarter metrics using AWS ElasticSearch, AWS CloudWatch Metrics, Alarms, and Notifications.

App & Infrastructure Scaling Patterns

Help manage costs when traffic is low, while ensuring performance and reliability when traffic is high, leveraging elastic components like AWS Lambda, Elastic Load Balancing, AutoScaling, ECS, and Fargate.


Embedding Security from sprint inception to deployment is authentic DevSecOps. By treating security as code, we can enable advanced features such as Automated Compliance and Governance.


Helps customers adopt, scale and operate with standard container workloads to complex microservices embedded in the architecture leveraging services like Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS.

Microsoft Workloads

Enables organizations with Microsoft based apps to take full advantage of AWS through optimized capabilities such as: CICD pipelines for Windows developers & Scaling for MS SQL Server on RDS.


Accelerates adoption of serverless architecture and cloud native development practices. We leverage the full suite of AWS managed serverless offerings to bring complex distributed systems to the cloud.

Migration as Code

​Pipeline Driven Migration
Utilizes continuous delivery techniques to bring acceleration, automation, repeatable process, and a clear operating model to any migration. Pipeline Driven Migration focuses on creating reusable templates and components, which are put in a pipeline for each application.


Creating a Cloud Foundation

Success on the cloud is dependent on certain foundational components. Pipeline Drive Migrations establish a strong cloud foundation by building the long-term operating model and adopting continuous delivery techniques.

Application Centric

Applications serve as the unit of work, with everything is done on the application level, with decisions made around application context.


Efforts are focused on building long-lasting, sustainable, automation, rather than ongoing, manual and labor-intensive work.

Agile & Incremental

Applications are moved in smaller units of work, allowing easy adjustments to the approach and avoiding a large planning phase.


Deployment patterns are identified and re-used simplifying future migrations. Applications are managed using the same pipelines.


Development, testing, and deployment processes are transformed and upgraded to the latest available technology and approach.


Full assurance that the infrastructure and applications are consistent between stages of development, QA, staging, and production.

ROI Driven

The full value of the cloud is optimized to maximize efficiency and drive ROI through enhancements alongside the migration.

Review Friendly

Post-migration, Git repositories represent the source of truth for the deployed infrastructure and applications, allowing easy review and change tracking.

AWS Case Studies


For TrueCar, moving to the cloud was the only possible solution to scale and grow at the pace they needed.
“We decided to partner with Onica to really enhance and accelerate our transition. We had developers and engineers from Onica in our office working side-by-side with our teams to help us learn and understand how to leverage the ecosystem in Amazon and help architecturally build the solutions we created. I think the partnership has been one where they are an extension of our team at this point.”