Adopting the cloud is a great way to reduce operational costs, streamline operations, and boost revenue. But to avoid the usual pitfalls, vital issues around security, cost, management and more must first be addressed.
Our Cloud Strategy Kickstart focuses on understanding your business and technical requirements to develop your ideal cloud adoption strategy—one that provides appropriate governance and security while ensuring workloads are precisely placed to drive success. We consider your organization’s unique needs, assess your ecosystem across nine criteria, and provide actionable recommendations to align your cloud environment with today’s best practices.
Assess your existing environment for readiness and dependencies.
Analyze the maturity of your current cloud.
Determine your business and technical priorities and requirements.
Prepare your strategy for Cloud adoption.
Develop a cloud roadmap for moving your adoption strategy forward.
Our proven three-step approach yields a successful Cloud Adoption Strategy,
typically over a two-week period:
The initial Kickstart steps evaluate your company’s current environment and workloads and gauges your technical maturity across nine categories (automation, performance, facilities, network, cost, security, governance, planning, and operations) as it applies to applications, infrastructure, data centers, and existing cloud accounts. Next, we run automated data collection to analyze your dependencies, gauge your readiness for migration, and detect and measure the impact to any affected applications. This data is compiled into the Environment Assessment Report.
In the next steps, our Cloud Architects interview key business and technical stakeholders to determine the priorities and requirements that must be met by the cloud adoption effort. Technical workshops determine your core cloud requirements, including platform features, security and monitoring, and operations and automation; while business workshops discuss business drivers and initiatives, governance, compliance, and resources and training. The findings from these sessions are documented in a Cloud Maturity Matrix and help determine the direction of the Cloud Strategy Roadmap.
Based on our Kickstart findings, the Cloud Strategy Roadmap aligns with your business requirements and defines a plan for future-state. Further, the Strategy Roadmap prioritizes recommended actions, maps out dependencies, and assigns actors to facilitate the development of your high-level project plan and ensure completion of recommended goals. These actions are grouped into projects and a recommended timeline is provided for critical items. Lastly, each Roadmap item is flagged and categorized as “Required,” “Short/Mid/Long-Term” or “Future.”
Accelerate your cloud adoption and get started on the next phase of your journey with a(n):
Environment Assessment Report Cloud Maturity Matrix
Cloud Strategy Roadmap High-Level Project Plan
Recommendations Document Timeline & Next Steps