How to Evaluate Cloud Migration Initiation


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This presentation has been prepared to elaborate the below areas with live examples/issues/risks on Cloud Conversion Evaluation & Initiation:
to initiate a cloud transformation?
2. How the IT organizations have their current setup?
3. What kind of Applications and the infrastructure setup is currently available?
4. How can they move to cloud?
5. What are the constraints they might have?
6. How to overcome of them during planning stage ?
7. Do they have security policies ?
8. Do they follow strong IT Governance ?

IT also covers the following topics:
* Vendor's identification evaluation.
* Cloud proposal evaluation stage.
* Business continuity during conversion.
* Resources skills augmentation.
* Cost reduction planning.

The content is condensed in view of PPTs in size. But has very valuable and live solutions to practice.

Note: There is an attached MS Word document with the contents mentioned in ppt. Can be customized for your future requirements.

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How to Evaluate Cloud Migration Initiation

  1. 1. How to Evaluate Cloud Initiation? Business solutions for IT company or organization towards into Cloud technology transformation initiation By Shanthi Kumar V, IT Management & Practices Consultant Contact:
  2. 2. To identify and assess the answers, we might need to think of a typical live case scenario in any IT organization with the following. How to Evaluate cloud initiation ? Let us assume a typical IT organization setup is given as in the below chart. Their business sponsors have proposed to cut the IT budgets by transforming the current architecture into to a cloud setup, which can save 60-80% of their current IT budget spending. And year by year it can demonstrate further savings. This is the Business assumption and also business case to convince the management. In the next slide you can see a live scenario. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy:
  3. 3. How to Evaluate cloud initiation ? Vendor’s identification evaluation: Now let us think on the procedures of transforming to the Cloud. The following questions might come into our mind by taking different stages of the ‘planning the transformation into cloud’. Questions: 1. Can we identify the cloud service providers? 2. Can we compare the services among them? 3. Are they following IT governance? 4. Are they following ITIL processes? 5. How can they re-architect our applications setup? 6. Do they follow any standard methodologies? This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy:
  4. 4. Cloud provider evaluation stage ? At this stage the following questions might arise: Can we identify the gaps in technologies with cloud and without cloud? What is the additional infrastructure required while moving into cloud? What are the technical competencies required in the current resources? Once we have completed the above analysis and selection process of different vendors, we might invite a proposal on migrating the current setup into a cloud based technology from all of the vendors. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy:
  5. 5. What comments can be seen from vendors ? Please note many vendors say it is very easy to adopt into cloud and there is no special training required. For instance, I would like to pose the following questions: 1. Do you have the cloud architecture implementation knowledge? 2. Do your resources can tackle the cloud environmental issues well and understand them during transformation? 3. Do the vendor aware of the application’s protocols used by you? 4. Does the vendor know on your SOA internals? 5. Do they know your databases and their security/privileges process? 6. Can your resources convince your business users on the P1, P2, P3, P4 issues with the cloud setup? This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy:
  6. 6. What is Resources skills augmentation stage ? Continued the Questions: 4. How many of them are contractors? 5. Do you have each resource wise cost? 6. Do you have the overall application wise resources cost? 7. Does the business proposed case contain the applications cost, during cloud operation? 8. Did the business sponsor include the resources training cost? 9. What kind of trainings plan is required for the resources? 10. Do you need to train the cloud vendor resources on your application’s setup and usage, etc.? 11.Did you plan for a staging environment from cloud vendor during training? There can be couple of questions you might need to include depends on your internal setup and as per the cloud vendor operations. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy:
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