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Cloud Transformation Guidelines

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The BearingPoint Cloud Transformation Guidelines provide a unique approach to move core business processes and applications to a private, hybrid and public cloud environment, in an efficient and timely fashioned way.

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Cloud Transformation Guidelines

  1. 1. > Cloud Transformation Guidelines A BearingPoint Accelerator Many customers hesitate to transform core business applications to a cloud environment due to the fear of data security issues and migration risks. The BearingPoint Cloud Transformation Guidelines provide a unique approach to move core business processes and applications to a private, hybrid and public cloud environment, in an efficient and timely fashioned way. By offering the full range of cloud transformation options, we make sure the business needs are met, for various types of applications, from low to high complexity.
  2. 2. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator Contents Market Drivers Our Approach Client Benefits References Contact CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< >
  3. 3. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator Market Drivers We see Cloud Computing as one of the major megatrends to increase efficiency in IT operations across various industries as well as the primary enabler for future Digitalization topics like Predictive Analysis or Internet of Things (IoT). However, many organizations are still hesitating to migrate existing applications to the Cloud due to a lack of experience or unknown risks. BearingPoint’s Cloud Transformation Guidelines help to solve these issues. CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< > Migration …migration process often exceeds planned time and / or costs …transformation of existing applications is hard to estimate …migration is full of unknown risks …migration process is a complex one with various parameters to be taken into account. The Cloud… Trends …enables a global flexible scaling of resources …enables consumption based billing methods …increases profitability Regulatory …needs a cloud compliance process …changes the requirements for data protection …changes data security guidelines The migration to the cloud describes the process of how to go from on-premise IT to a pure or mixed cloud computing environment. The “get ready” for cloud of existing – mostly self developed – applications are described as a transformation. This BearingPoint Accelerator addresses this transformation of applications to get the best benefit out of the cloud business model.
  4. 4. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator Our Approach Get the best benefit of the cloud computing business model for self- developed applications CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< > Programming Guidelines • Nine programming guidelines for implementation of cloud applications • Enable best practices for a sustainable software development Architecture Guidelines • Nine cross application principles for the set up of a cloud reference architecture • Enable the scalability and elasticity of cloud applications Design Guidelines • Twelve application specific guidelines for designing cloud applications • Enable the usage of the full cloud potential Cloud Transformation Process Private Cloud – Hybrid Cloud – Public Cloud
  5. 5. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator Our Approach The BearingPoint Cloud Transformation Guidelines address the most important questions for a cloud migration CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< > Architecture Guidelines • How does a cloud architecture look for automated instance scaling in case of limited resources? • How does it enable fault tolerance of a distributed system? • What are the requirements for distributed processing? • What are the security requirements for a cloud infrastructure? Programming Guidelines • Why is decoupling of modules necessary for cloud applications? • How to enable the reconfiguring on the fly for legacy applications? • How to assess one instance as leading one and what are the benefits of this scenario? • How to implement an application with batch processing and what are the benefits? • What are the key requirements for cloud system stability and how to achieve them during implementation? Design Guidelines • How to enable the scalability of cloud applications in data management? • What are the requirements for a high performance of cloud applications? • tHow to design applications for a coordinated re-start and resilience?
  6. 6. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< > Client Benefits BearingPoint has a holistic view on cloud transformation and supports the client to migrate applications successfully to the cloud and to fully leverage these benefits. Benefits of BearingPoint’s Cloud Transformation Guidelines Client benefits from Cloud Transformation Guidelines Reduce migration costs Build reference architecture Keep migration process on schedule Reduce migration risks Proven and trusted approach, from architecture to migration Full access to state of the art market know-how Regulatory, security and data privacy issues are identified and mitigated Private, public and hybrid cloud enabler Migrate your legacy application successfully in a cloud environment
  7. 7. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator References CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< > “BearingPoint supported us with tremendous success on our first steps to become a Public Cloud Service Provider. Strategic and technical questions were examined on application, infrastructure and operation levels and individual Cloud Transformation Guidelines were adapted to our needs. The cooperation was flawless over the whole project and the results are valuable milestones for our futures strategy.” – Head of Department Cloud, Service Provider Business needs • The classic IT service provider plans to become a Cloud Service Provider for customers mainly in Germany • Currently the service provider is running around 30 applications as a managed service • To become more flexible and to stay competitive, the service provider wants to analyze the possibilities and impacts of a Cloud operation model • Legacy application should be migrated to a new Private Cloud Infrastructure hosted by the service provider Our approach • Based on the Cloud Transformation Guidelines BearingPoint draw up a Cloud reference architecture • Using the Cloud Transformation Guidelines, an individual migration path of one of the core business applications was developed • With the usage of the Bearing Cloud Navigator, a holistic approach including aspects of strategy, governance and IT operation processes was possible Client benefits • As a first result the provider got a Private Cloud Reference Architecture as a Cloud Service Provider Based on the reference architecture, the service provider and BearingPoint was able to: • Design a proof of concept of a migration path • Develop technical pre-requisites to run a Cloud in general and in regards to customer specific applications • Assessment whether an existing application can be economically migrated partially or completely to the Cloud BearingPoint supports a major IT service provider in Germany, in matters of Cloud Computing architecture and application transformation to become itself a Cloud Service Provider.
  8. 8. Cloud Transformation Guidelines | A BearingPoint Accelerator Contact About BearingPoint BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or financial industries or in government, experience real results when they work with us. We combine industry, operational and technology skills with relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each client’s individual challenges. This adaptive approach is at the heart of our culture and has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. Our global consulting network of 9,700 people serves clients in more than 70 countries and engages with them for measurable results and long-lasting success. For more information, please visit: www.bearingpoint.com © 2017 BearingPoint. All rights reserved Stefan Pechardscheck Partner BearingPoint Germany stefan.pechardscheck@bearingpoint.com CLIENT BENEFITSOUR APPROACHMARKET DRIVERS REFERENCES CONTACT< Stefan Schade Senior Manager BearingPoint Germany stefan.schade@bearingpoint.com

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