Cloud Strategy

Moving to Cloud is not about technology, but about behaviours and practices. Anyone can get a solution running in the Cloud on day 1, but can they keep it running reliably on day 100? We help our clients analyze their organization from their tech stack, to their skills inventory, to their SDLC and operational processes to help them figure out what part of the organization must be enhanced and invested in to operate their business in the Cloud sustainably. You won’t just get a generic best practices white paper from us, but rather an actionable plan to adopt Cloud with realistic expectations and an unvarnished assessment of potential challenges.

How do we do it?

We will work with your team to explore 4 key topic areas and recommend areas of investment in each to achieve your Cloud vision:

Tech Stack – We look at your current tech stack and assess your level of dependency on them. This will allow us to then determine the relatively impact and complexity of migrating to Cloud. Where applicable, we will make recommendations on target Cloud services.

Solution Architecture – Not all applications are a good fit for the Cloud. We assess how your key systems are built (e.g., application architecture, scaling, reliability engineering, middleware and integration architecture, security architecture) to determine the degree of changes needed to make them Cloud-native or at least Cloud-compatible.

Skills Inventory – The decision to focus your Cloud vision on SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS has very different implications on the types of skills that you will need. Do you have the software development capacity to support the “everything as code” requirements of PaaS or IaaS? Or do you have the business analysts who can negotiate compromises with the business to adapt their processes to the constraints of SaaS? We will help you take stock of what your team is good at right now and identify where you will need to invest to make them successful in the future.

Processes and Practices – Moving to Cloud means offloading operational and technical responsibilities, but also means giving up control. Does the way your organization operates allow for that transfer of control? Can your business users respond to SaaS feature changes quickly? Are your configuration and release management processes (e.g., builds, testing, CI/CD) sufficiently automated to respond to the pace of patches and changes on PaaS and IaaS services? We help you determine which processes are Cloud-ready and where you need to focus more attention on.