The Cloud Readiness Assessment is part of our Planning Phase of our Service Methodology. It is based on the information discovered in our Cloud Opportunity Assessment or similar information obtained by another means. The primary function of the Cloud Readiness Assessment is to match determine exactly what needs to be done to move the selected workloads to the Cloud and develop a detailed project plan to accomplish that. The Cloud Readiness assessment provides a thorough review of your existing IT environment as it pertains to the desired Cloud service model (i.e., IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) in order to produce a prioritized future state roadmap. Within the context of the roadmap, detailed plans are produced for each identified service to be implemented.
The exact length of a particular Cloud Readiness Assessment depends on the complexity of the environment and the information available from an Opportunity Assessment or other sources. Typically a Cloud Readiness Assessment requires two or three weeks on site plus time spent remotely analyzing the results and preparing the final report.
The Cloud Readiness Assessment is a consulting engagement that assists you in examining probable workloads that are candidates for deployment as Cloud services and provides specific planning to facilitate the transformation to the Cloud during the implementation phase.
The objectives of the Cloud Readiness Assessment consulting project are:
Prior to the actual on-site visit, Purposeful Clouds collects any existing information. This could be the Cloud Opportunity Assessment Report from a Cloud Opportunity Assessment, or equivalent information collected by other means. If this information is not already available, that will significantly impact the required length of the Readiness Assessment engagement.
We also hold a Kick-off Call to establish the roles and responsibilities, logistics, schedules and high-level goals for the on-stie visit.
The on-site session usually starts with:
The majority of the on-site visit is spent in small groups capturing the required information. Each mid-afternoon we have a quick review of what has been covered, what needs to be covered, and list any data collection issues so they can get addressed.
After the on-site visit, we analyze the information provided and prepare the deliverables. We may have a few specific questions which we will ask via a scheduled conference call.
This brief executive-level report covers the scope, approach, high-level findings and recommendations identified during the Assessment Service for the benefit of your senior management.
This comprehensive report has detail from the Assessment Service including:
We deliver a summary presentation highlighting the findings of the Assessment Service in a 1-2 hour on-line meeting usually about two weeks after the on-site visit.
An essential and usual next step after a Cloud Readiness Assessment is to actually implement the Cloud migration according to the project plan. We can yelp with Cloud Implementation Services as necessary to supplement your own staff. If appropriate, we may additionally recommend a training program tailored to your specific needs from the Purposeful Clouds Academy.