Cloud adoption is booming as many enterprises are realising the true benefits and opportunities of being in cloud.
Though more and more enterprises are exploring the benefits of cloud, companies with fully formed clouds might struggle to understand how their instances are working. Still concerned about how much they’re spending on the cloud, who in their organisation is spinning up cloud resources and how people are using those resources. Building a cloud environment is not very easy, it is not just choosing a technology. It’s important for organisations to develop a strategy to implement a successful cloud environment.
Insight Consultants’ Cloud Adoption Strategy service aims to dispel the myths associated with cloud computing by working with you to understand your business and clearly identify how you can adopt the cloud. The end result is a tailored cloud adoption plan through which your business can obtain measurable benefits. We perform our own methodical process Radical Rooting to understand your requirements and come up with a proper solution. Through different steps of the process, we perform a Root Cause Analysis to find out the exact value or expected benefit that proposed solution can bring. As a solution partner, we believe we are equally responsible to ensure that all ambiguities are cleared before embarking on solution-finding.
Here are 5 steps in your typical cloud adoption strategy.
MAJOR STEPS IN A TYPICAL CLOUD ADOPTION CYCLE
- Research and Strategy
- Assessment & Planning
- Adoption & Migration
- Evolution & Transition
Research & Strategy: The introduction of any new technology or technology paradigm shift creates pressure on the organization. So it is essential that you understand your enterprise goals and objectives. Do a thorough research on the cloud essentials and the impact of cloud on IT. Understand the business value, IT feasibility and success factors for your organization to deploy your applications in cloud.
Assessment & Planning: Assess your current state and quantify the benefits and efforts to move to cloud. Identify key requirements, concerns, controls and constrains for cloud plan. To ensure a smooth transition to cloud computing, an organization should develop an overarching cloud strategy which creates the foundation for project-specific adoption. Should plan to leverage existing collateral with software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) strategies. Also review applicable deployment models, reference architectures, enterprise application and infrastructure.
Adoption & Migration: While moving to cloud, it is mandatory to understand available cloud computing and adoption standards. This includes NIST guidelines, Open Stack adaptability and portability standards as well as methodologies for migrating applications. In this phase, develop application migration strategies, identify the servers, the data stores and software to realize migration road maps.
Evolution & Transition: Invariably, organizations hit a stage where cloud adoption matures beyond initial experimentation and is used for mission-critical workloads and assets. At this stage, cloud service management is crucial to extract the true benefits of the cloud and make cloud operations manageable. Optimizing business processes and software licenses will help you realize the benefits of improved organizational efficiency to provide increased value to the organization and the customer.
Each organization’s cloud adoption journey will be unique. Your particular circumstances, priorities and obligations will shape the path you take and determine how best to plan and adopt new technologies and environments.
Cloud Computing offers many benefits and Cloud does help solve some problems better than before, but it will not work in every scenario. At Insight Consultants, we carefully look at not just the medium and the technology, but also the problem that our clients expect to see solved at the end of the project they engage us for. If you’d like us to study your requirements and evaluate whether a cloud based solution will work for you, please Contact us.