The Planning Phase is where, together, we begin the journey to the Cloud.
The Strategy Phase
gives us a good understanding of your business strategy.
Based on the findings of the
Strategy Workshop, we
may recommend specific Planning Services.
Based on these services, we will have jointly determined a list of Cloud opportunities
that you decide on implementing.
The next step is getting you to agree to a prioritization of the opportunities based on the
Cloud value they deliver to your business.
The analysis would have gone through steps such as:
- Future state architecture (end-state)
- Analysis of what should move into the Cloud
- Analysis of security, disaster recovery, archive, and backup requirements and opportunities
- Analysis of performance and availability requirements
- Resource requirements identification
- Cloud service provider selection
Planning Phase Services Overview
- Opportunity Assessment Service
The Cloud Opportunity Assessment is an onsite consulting engagement designed to
identify specific solutions within the Cloud that will provide benefit to your
organization and identify potential Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that will be able to
satisfy the solution’s requirements.
The Opportunity Assessment will also identify the set of workloads potentially suitable
for moving to the Cloud.
It provides a weighted review of potential CSPs that helps match and rank potential CSPs
that satisfy the future business and technical requirements for the identified workloads.
- Readiness Assessment Service
The Cloud Readiness Assessment is an onsite consulting engagement that assists you
in examining probable workloads that are candidates for deployment as Cloud services
and provides specific requirements to facilitate the transformation to the Cloud
during the implementation phase.
- Security and Compliance Assessment Service
In those cases where data security is a particular concern, we will recommend the
Cloud Security and Compliance Assessment Service.
This service is an onsite consulting engagement designed to examine and maintain an
organization’s security posture by identifying the potential data security risk(s)
involved in moving targeted workloads to the Cloud.
When opportunities are found in the Planning Phase, we recommend moving to the