Maximize the value of IT through Technology Strategy

Today's evolving and disruptive technology landscape has implications for all business and IT leaders. Our IT strategy services help clients understand these challenges and explore innovative opportunities for growth with technology strategies that align business and IT for the most value. A cloud readiness assessment can transform an organization’s vague idea of moving to the cloud into a detailed roadmap that explains how to make it happen and in what order events must occur.

Prepare for a move to the Cloud

Develop Your Cloud Strategy

Aligning the business and technical requirements of your central IT and business units is critical to the success of your cloud strategy. Avoid the common mistake of jumping in before defining business outcomes and establishing governance and control. Your requirements will dictate whether a multi-cloud approach leveraging two or more public clouds or private clouds is optimal for your needs versus a hybrid cloud architecture where workloads run in both public and private clouds.

Application Assessment as a Service

Take the burden off of your team, and bring in the experts! We will build an Application Portfolio that is purpose built for cloud migration and transformation activities.

Find the Right Design For Your Applications

Cloud environments place different assumptions on the infrastructure than traditional on-premises environments. This means that cloud applications architectures often require new approaches. Our consultants can help you determine the best architectures for your cloud applications and services

Benefits of Cloud Assessment

  • Estimating business criticality, SLA requirements, Security, Legal and Regulatory restrictions
  • Scoping Distributed architecture, Scaling requirements and Performance requirements
  • Recommendation for cloud platforms based on existing technology stack
  • Estimating cost and migration effort

Here's how It's done

1. Assess Workloads
Current loads and needs must be measured to determine the requirements of the future environment.
2. Identify & Plan
The CIOs may ask the team to do risk analysis or a proof of concept for testing cloud underlying infrastructure and services. You should test a non-critical application’s migration to cloud before committing to a total cloud transformation. If the company has multiple critical applications, prioritization should be done in batches or waves. The first non-critical application moved to cloud should be important enough for the CIO to make the strategic decision for the rest of the applications, used as a business justification model for cloud.
3. Timelines
Customers must decide the specific time slots for their migration. It’s important to determine the months/weeks when migration can happen.
4. Grouping or interface
Sometimes subcomponents of the same application are named differently. Over a period of a business application’s lifetime they are treated and funded separately, and the top level IT staff categorize them separately during assessment. When it comes to moving to cloud, these subcomponents are part of the same combined application. Correctly determining the existing business application and infrastructure footprint is essential.
5. Migration strategy
Migration is considered a pure lift and shift of the software stack: operating system, applications, databases, interfaces and other components. In this approach, the customer expects similar functionality and features after the application is enabled in Cloud environment. The second approach, a big bang, an accelerated approach where migration and an upgrade are combined together. For some customers, the big bang approach works better. It saves cost and manpower requirements by combining testing for the two changes. A single go-live also enables the company to achieve the same goal in shorter duration.