Overview

Migrating to the cloud can be an IT nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be! Successful cloud migrations need understanding how cloud strengths and constraints align with your application portfolio. A cloud readiness assessment is a process where an organization looks at its resources and IT environment and determines if it is capable of migrating to the cloud. It is a best practice for any organization migrating all of its IT infrastructure, or even a single app, to the cloud, to perform a cloud readiness assessment in order to smooth the migration process and set up a cloud environment that fits the organization’s requirements.

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At Cloud4C, we gain an in-depth understanding of your workloads and use cases before determining the best migration path. This ensures an efficient migration that begins delivering cloud value as soon as possible and eliminates costly false‑starts.

We provide a tailored set of Cloud Consulting Services which guide you, based on a series of use cases providing you with the correct level of assessment, enablement and migration services required for your journey to the cloud.

Business Benefits of Cloud Assessment

Any organization that is innovative would like their IT landscape to be flexible to accommodate change almost all the time. Various companies across the globe have already realized the benefits of cloud migration which can revolutionize the future of businesses when leveraged right. Let’s jump into the benefits of Cloud Assessment before you decide on your cloud journey:

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Reduces time to assess an application for cloud readiness by 80%

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Reduces time for business case and cloud cost analysis by 60%

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Aligns the cloud computing strategy with business strategy

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Roadmap recommendations for cloud, through focused business cases

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Quantitative assessment of costs vs benefits

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Best practices, tools and frameworks, providing a detailed map of migration opportunities

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How best to leverage automation in managed services

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Operational efficiency improvements

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Enhanced security posture

Steps of a Cloud Readiness Assessment

Cloud readiness assessment is an indispensable first step that can provide a solid footing before moving forward with plans. A cloud readiness assessment is a procedure where you examine your applications and data to determine if they can be moved to the cloud with minimal impact on operational continuity.

1
Identify the business objectives for your migration to the cloud

Before you can devise your cloud migration strategy, it is imperative to understand why you want to move to the cloud. If you do not have an appropriate clarification, then it’s like throwing darts in the dark.

2
Assess the potential of your team and identify the skill gaps

The next vital step is to understand what your in-house IT team is capable of. Once you have the answers to the ambiguities above, it’s important to fill the skill and resource gaps quickly.

3
Scrutinize your current IT infrastructure

This step takes the forefront of your cloud readiness assessment as it helps you understand the feasibility of your cloud migration initiative. It involves examining the applications that you want to move to the cloud along with gathering sufficient information on your storage, network, data collection, operating environment, and on-premise hardware.

4
Identify your security requirements

Security has always been the first and foremost concern for many organizations that are contemplating migrating to the cloud. Therefore, it is essential for any organization that shifts to the cloud to assess their current security mechanisms and identify what their security and compliance needs are.

5
Assess your operational readiness

Despite the advent of cutting-edge technologies and tools, cloud operations have always been a difficult challenge to deal with. In this step, you will determine how ready you are to manage the operational aspects of the cloud.

6
Determine the budget

Many organizations decide to move their applications to the cloud for compelling reasons such as scalability, performance, resiliency, cost-cutting, etc.Without adequate planning, a cloud infrastructure can surpass the costs that your on-premise infrastructure incurs and also exceed the estimated timeline.

Key Outcomes of a Full-on Cloud Assessment Initiative

Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey or the type of cloud deployments you already have, a cloud assessment can furnish a new course for your IT environment. We take into consideration your technology, people and business strategy and tailor a private, public or hybrid cloud environment specifically for your organization.

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Cloud-native enterprise tools and solutions available on-demand

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Automated data discovery, along with dependency mapping

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Define your target environment, with multiple analysis dimensions

Recommend migration path, with factory-based migration model

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Cost avoidance for replacing hardware and maintaining data centers

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Scaling resources so that they become simpler and faster

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Improved data resiliency with disaster recovery and backup services

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Why partner with Cloud4C for your Cloud Assessment?

Customize a Cloud Solution That Meets Your Needs

Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey or the type of cloud deployments you already have, a cloud assessment can furnish a new course for your IT environment. We take into consideration your technology, people and business strategy and tailor a private, public or hybrid cloud environment specifically for your organization.

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Partnerships with leading hyperscalers such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, GCP, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud

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State-of-the-art cloud assessment tools ensures the best results

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Experience with both small and enterprise accounts lets us customize your solutions

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A range of cloud services including complete disaster recovery and infrastructure migration

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Perform a gap analysis with a cloud readiness assessment to formulate a cloud strategy and migration roadmap

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Identify vulnerabilities in your cloud security with in-depth cloud and infrastructure assessments.

Trusted By 60 of the Fortune 500 companies worldwide

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3 of the Top 5 Global Banks

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2 of the Top 5 Global Car Manufacturers

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2 of the Top 5 Media Companies

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2 of the Top 5 Pharma Companies

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Associated with World's Top 3 Cloud Providers

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2 of the Top 5 Global Financial Services Companies

 

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Determine your cloud readiness and create a plan for a successful migration with Cloud4C.