Comprehensive assessment of your organization.
Comprehensive assessment of the current and target states to enable high-level prioritization of cloud adoption initiatives including transition costs and organizational impact.
Application Portfolio Analysis: Portfolio of applications that are used by the organization to assess each against predefined factors.
Target Platform Capabilities: Organizations having existing IT capabilities will need to determine how their platform will evolve for cloud adoption, and whether existing technology systems and services can be leveraged.
The cloud delivers unparalleled agility, efficiency and innovation, but only when implemented through a comprehensive cloud strategy. Architectural decisions in a traditional non-cloud environment are "point-in-time". These hinder the system’s ability to deliver solutions for changing business requirements. In the cloud, the capability to automate and test on demand lowers the risk of impact from design changes. This allows systems to evolve over time so that businesses can take advantage of new innovations as a standard practice.
Architecting for the cloud requires a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to an effective design. These include but are not limited to:
Provides a comprehensive, multi-level view into the organization to articulate the security principles, quantify risks and identify the posture necessary for the company to evolve and operate safely.
Overlooking critical risks posed by misunderstood security and governance can have detrimental effects on your business. When considering the cloud, organizations should ensure healthy operational processes, standards, compliance and disaster recovery are built into every cloud computing implementation. A sound security architecture must be embedded within the infrastructure to ensure security and privacy by design.
Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) planning is essential for maximizing the value of your cloud implementation and includes policy-driven governance solutions around resources in private and public clouds as well as controlling access to critical cloud-based services.