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Cloud Strategy & Migration

a Quick and safe migration to cloud, cloudnation knows how

Phased Approach

Every journey to the cloud is uniquehowever to make sure we can build on experience it is important to use a modular structure & approach. Below graphics highlight the rough outline of the structure and activities that will need to be performed. 

By means of following this structure we will be able to pick and choose where to start based on your unique requirements, maturity, and cloud adoption situation.  

Cloud Readiness Assessment

A Cloud Readiness Assessment provides you with the clarity and concrete steps required to successfully adopt cloud. A Cloud Readiness Assessment is an overarching process that encompasses organizational readiness, application discovery and application assessments.

Application landscape assessment and determine migration routes

A raw filtering has to be conducted to determine which applications will be Re-hosted, Re-platformed, Re-purchased, Re-factored or Re-tired. Below diagram shows the different routes and basic activities which will need to be performed. 

The six approaches for Cloud Migration as detailed in figure 1 is based upon “The 5 R’s” that Gartner outlined in 2011. 

To ensure the applications are mapped to the correct migration route, as highlighted above, a more detailed analysis will need to be conducted in which we will investigate the applications in more dept by getting insights in the business criticality, costs (operations and licenses), functional fit (fit for purpose), technical fit (architectural fit) and effort to migrate. This Deep Dive will not be part of the initial Cloud Readiness Assessment. 

CLOUD STRATEGY AND MIGRATION CONSULTING, Cloudnation knows how

When it comes to cloud strategy and migration consulting, every customer journey is different. There is simply no one-size-fits-all solution in cloud. We enable with knowledge, empower with competence and deliver cloud solutions from experience. Whether you are already in the cloud or planning to move, we offer flexible solutions that fit your needs.

Cloud Landing Zone

Public Cloud environments can easily grow beyond a point of lack of control, which leads to longer migration cycles, fragmented IT systems, higher cross-team interdependencies and increasing operating costs. A sound model for governance and operations is key to successful cloud migrations 

Building a Landing Zone is therefore a starting point to meet the needs for sustainable cloud migrations, which incorporates best practices followed for operating and governance models.

Harmonized cloud environment

The Cloud Landing Zone is a solution that will help you to more quickly set up a secure, multi-subscription based Cloud environment based on industry best practices. With the large number of design choices, setting up a multi-subscription based environment can take a significant amount of time, involve the configuration of multiple accounts and services, and require a deep understanding of the cloud related service stack.

The Cloud Landing Zone solution will help save time by automating the set-up of the cloud environment for running secure and scalable workloads while implementing an initial security baseline through the creation of core subscriptions and resources. It also provides a baseline environment to get started with a multi-account architecture, identity and access management, governance, data security, network design, and logging.

Infrastructure as code

The CloudNation Landing Zone is a set of scripts/templates with which you can automatically create a secure and scalable platform that handles authentication, centralized logging and centralized security.

The minimal inclusion of the Landing Zone contains:

  • Active Directory integration
  • A Shared Services subscription for things like Bastion, GitHub and Active Directory services
  • A security subscription for auditors
  • A logging subscription that all other accounts feed their log data to
  • Restrictions to ensure that users cannot disable logging
  • The ability to add as many other subscriptions as you need over time (sandbox, dev, test, production, etc), all pre-configured as above

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