The cloud fundamentally changes how organizations procure and use technology resources. With the cloud, they can provision and consume resources only when needed. While the cloud offers tremendous flexibility in design choices, organizations need a proven and consistent methodology for adopting cloud technologies. The Cloud Adoption Framework meets that need. It helps the organizations undertake a simplified and actionable cloud journey that rapidly delivers on the desired business outcomes.
Develop a cloud adoption strategy
By using cloud-based approaches, organizations can improve business agility, reduce costs, accelerate time to market, and enable expansion into new markets. Documenting the cloud strategy helps stakeholders and technicians understand the benefits of cloud adoption. Most enterprises start with getting trainings, IT and Cloud assessments, first internal analyses, and depiction of roadmaps. It is essential to understand the organization’s goals and objectives. Organizations define and document motivations both the migration and innovation triggers, also the business justification by identifying business value opportunities, then establish clear business outcomes to drive transparency and engagement. In the process of creating the adoption strategy we help you to determine digital transformation motivation, define key business objectives to be achieved and justification, and develop MVC or POC project.
Create a cloud adoption plan
Cloud adoption plans convert the aspirational goals of a cloud adoption strategy into an actionable plan. The collective cloud teams can use the cloud adoption plan to guide their technical efforts and align them with the business strategy. The key steps of building a cloud adoption plan are the review of sample business outcomes, the identification of learning metrics that best represent progress toward the identified business outcomes, and finally establishment of financial model that aligns with the outcomes and learning metrics. After organizations rationalize the digital estate they can create the cloud adoption plan. We help you to define organizational and business objective alignment with cloud adoption plan, hire talent and train resources, complete certifications, and create cloud adoption plan.
Ensure the environment is prepared for the cloud adoption plan
Cloud adoption is a strategic change that requires involvement from both business decision makers and end users. Before you begin to build and deploy solutions with Azure services you need to make sure the environment is ready. While defining skills, supporting readiness and creating your land zone we help you to define tool-based assessment, design and review end state solution, deploy foundational services, best practice validation, risk identification, mitigation plan, also create project schedule and communication plan.
Cloud adoption: migration or innovation to the cloud
Any enterprise-scale cloud adoption plan will include workloads that do not warrant significant investments in the creation of new business logic. Those workloads could be moved to the cloud through any number of approaches: lift and shift; lift and optimize; or modernize. Each of these approaches is considered a migration. We help you through cloud migration in the Cloud Adoption Framework with POC migration and testing, datacenter migration factory, best practice validation and process improvements.
All IT portfolios contain a few workloads and ideas that could significantly improve a company's position in the market. Most cloud adoption efforts focus on the migration and modernization of existing workloads. However, it's the innovation that can provide the greatest business value. Cloud adoption-related innovation can unlock new technical skills and expanded business capabilities. We help you through cloud innovation process with cloud solution innovation and build, expanded scenarios, best practice validation, and process improvements.
Governance and cloud management in the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework
The goal of the Cloud Adoption Framework Operate methodology is to maximize ongoing business returns by creating balance between stability and operational costs. As an organization moves or deploys new applications to the cloud, it’s important to consider defining governance solutions for the cloud environment and managing it. The Cloud Adoption Framework governance model identifies key areas of importance. Each area relates to different types of risks the organization must address as it adopts more cloud services. We help you with several solutions in cloud operations such as cloud security best practices, policies and compliance management, cloud optimization, cloud IT process management, service improvement initiatives. We also provide proactive monitoring and incident resolution, configuration and change management, release management using DevOps CI/CD pipeline, and capacity planning.
Certified Azure Expert MSP Partner
Softline has been a global partner of Microsoft since 1994. In 2002, the service provider received the Redmond-based company’s LSP (Licensing Solution Provider) status, which has now spread to 30 countries and achieved 18 out of 20 Microsoft competencies. Softline is Certified Azure Expert MSP Partner offering customers services such as Datacenter Assessment & Migration, Application & Data Modernization, DevOps as a Services, 24 x 7 Cloud Operation Centre Services, 24 x 7 Cloud Security Operation Centre Services, and Cloud Governance Services.
At Softline, we help our customer achieve digital transformation and protect their business with cybersecurity technologies. During the upcoming months we deliver a series of free, English language webinars on various topics, which supports organizations along their way of digital transformation.