Moving to the cloud delivers multiple benefits – lower costs, greater agility and better resource utilisation. Making it possible to rapidly scale resources to support fast-changing business priorities, while achieving cost-efficiencies. But migrating production systems to a cloud environment is a complex and challenging undertaking that requires careful planning. And a deep understanding of the issues involved.
Without the right skills or migration strategy in place, you risk compromising the security, reliability, availability and uptime of your cloud environment. Any failure to understand the key migration factors that determine execution success will lead to schedule slips, budget overruns, compliance violations and other disruptions. You need an ‘end-to-end’ process that mitigates risk, delivers predictable outcomes and ensures your digital transformation goes as planned.
Key challenges for cloud migration include:
- Understanding which cloud platform is right for you – public, private or hybrid cloud
- Knowing which workloads to migrate, to which cloud model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)
- Gaining a 360-degree view of the businesses’ life-cycle stage, integration, compliance and security requirements to clearly define a migration strategy
- Forecasting AWS, Azure and other cloud platform costs to avoid unexpected surprises
- Eliminating the risk of outages or delays
Fast track and optimise your migration to the cloud We’ve helped many companies migrate tens of thousands of workloads to all types of cloud platforms, with no unexpected costs or security vulnerabilities. Our tried and tested migration services first assess how your systems and applications are being used today, before evaluating your security, integration, dependencies and data migration requirements.
We then map this all against the functionality offered by various cloud platforms and providers, providing impartial recommendations on the best way forward. With the discovery process completed, we define the timescales and roadmap for your cloud migration. Utilising our vClarus methodology to ensure every stage is sequenced appropriately, and that monitoring is in place to ensure we get you to your new cloud environment with no delays.
Using Cloud to Create Value – and Save Lives – at a leading global charity
We worked with a leading charity to undertake the complex transition of core infrastructure, applications and services to the cloud.