Migrate to IBM Cloud with total clarity

IBM Cloud


Accelerate your move to the cloud – with Bell Integration and IBM

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.

Finally, to help you achieve your migration goals you need resources you can rely on, like those provided by IBM, whose broad portfolio of cloud products includes infrastructure, developer tools and services.

The Challenge

Key challenges for cloud migration include:

  • 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
  • Eliminating the risk of outages or delays

The Solution

Fast track and optimise your migration to the IBM cloud with Bell Integration

With a wide range of trusted IBM cloud products and services to draw upon, 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 IBM 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 IBM cloud environment with no delays.

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IBM Cloud Migration

Discovery and analysis

We evaluate the infrastructure, security and compliance requirements underpinning each service, along with all dependencies. Creating a 360-degree view of the IT infrastructure in order to provide realistic recommendations on cloud selection and define a cloud migration road map.

Execution and post-migration optimisation

Initiating a planned migration of workloads and assets to the cloud, we apply best practice processes and tools to get you to your desired state. Alongside addressing key issues like service availability and security, we undertake constant monitoring and testing of the new environment. Optimising and right sizing your cloud resources for maximum efficiency, performance and operational costs.

Cloud migration

Whatever your cloud migration challenge, Bell Integration can utilise IBM’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud products and services to deliver the solution that is right for your organisation, including:

1

Compute - From bare metal servers to serverless compute, IBM offers resources for any workload.

2

Network - Manage high-performance and cost-effective public, private and management networks.

3

Storage - Choose from robust and durable object, block and file storage services.

4

Management - Improve the management of infrastructure, apps, processes and entire cloud environments.

5

Security - Build security into apps, services and infrastructure with authentication, network security and monitoring tools.

6

Databases - A rich portfolio of SQL and NoSQL databases designed for transactional workloads, web and mobile apps, and blazing fast analytics.

7

Analytics - Find data science tools, data warehouses and the platforms to run analytics jobs on large data sets.

8

AI - Leverage IBM Watson® for natural language processing visual recognition and machine learning.

9

IoT - Explore a platform to connect devices and data along with data sets and APIs from The Weather Company.

10

Mobile - Use the platform and tools to build native mobile apps and robust mobile back ends.

11

Developer Tools - Discover the pipeline and CLI tools needed to deliver new updates, continuously and with higher quality.

12

Blockchain - Build transactional trust with a blockchain immutable ledger

13

Integration - Integrate apps and data through APIs, messaging and networking tools.

14

Migration - Move legacy apps and data to the cloud using a portfolio of migration tools and services.

15

Private Cloud - Experience the power of the cloud with additional control, security and isolation.

16

VMware - Migrate existing VMware workloads to the cloud with the help of IBM and partner services.

 

To find out more please contact us

Sam Canaway - Vendor Alliance & Sales Enablement Manager

Bell's vClarus platform provides a single depository for the data, avoiding multiple data points with conflicting information and speeding up the transition to the IBM cloud, reducing risk and cost.
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