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Cloud Migration

Migrate your applications and data to the Cloud to achieve your business ambitions faster

 

Preparing for Migration

Migrating all or part of your IT Services into the Cloud can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

 

Below are some things to help you think about what, how and who before you start.

Six Perspectives:

● Business

● Governance

● People

● Platform

● Security

● Operations

A framework that helps organisations develop and execute efficient and effective plans for their Cloud adoption journey.

 

Working through its Six Perspectives helps you build a comprehensive approach to Cloud, ultimately enabling you to realise measurable business benefits from Cloud adoption faster and with less risk.

 

Read our Insights piece here for more information.

6Rs - Migration Strategies

6 Migration Strategies:

● Rehost

● Replatform

● Repurchase

● Refactor

● Retain

● Retire

Transformation to Cloud is a journey, completed in a series of steps. For each step, you need to select the right strategy.

You can use a combination of complex steps and simple steps, big steps and little steps, quick steps and paced steps, but it’s also most important to get the steps in the right (optimal) order.

 

Read our Insights piece here for more information.

Cloud Centre of Excellence

CCoE Approach

● Cross-functional

● Right Character

● Right Charter

● Change Leaders

A cross-functional team of people responsible for developing and managing the Cloud strategy, governance, and best practices that the rest of the organisation can leverage to transform the business.

The CCoE leads the organisation as a whole in Cloud adoption, migration, and operations.

 

Read our Insights piece here for more information.

Systematically working through the existing applications to uncover the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. This allows you to create a blueprint for the Foundation Services, the Shared Services, and the to-be operational state of the applications.

Validation

Cloud Readiness

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Biz Case

CAF

Strategy

CCoE

Security

To-be Model

Using the Six Perspectives of the Cloud Adoption Framework you should have clear business objectives that migration needs to support, and financial goals it needs to deliver. 

Your planned migration strategies for each application and to-be operational model need to support these.

You need a Cloud Centre of Excellence with the capabilities and experience to deliver the migration

Application Discovery

Create a

Detailed Design

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The detailed design needs to address:

  • Foundation Services within the Cloud Environment with regard to Identity and Access Management, Networking, Automation and Security.

  • Shared Services such as databases and storage. 

  • Each application in turn in terms of the migration approach and the to-be operating model. 

Planning

Create a Plan and Assemble Resources

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There will be a clear optimal path for migration, with the establishment of the environment, configuration of Foundation Services and the creation of the Shared Services before a single application is migrated. 

 

This path needs to be mapped out in full and resourced with appropriately skilled and experienced individuals to minimise risk.

Designing and Planning

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Execution

Finally the rubber hits the road, and the real work starts: Building Foundation services, Shared services and migrating applications one by one, in turn transitioning them to a future operational model.

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Foundation Services

Accounts

Networking

Automation

Security

Foundation Services include:

  • Multi-account structure and maintenance.

  • Networking Components within the Cloud and from the Public Cloud to on-premise networks or Private Cloud.

  • Automation components: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) pipelines.

  • Security capabilities and components.

Shared

Services

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Databases

Storage

Backup / DR

The detailed design needs to address:

  • Foundation Services within the Cloud Environment with regard to Identity and Access Management, Networking, Automation and Security.

  • Shared Services such as databases and storage. 

  • Each application in turn in terms of the migration approach and the to-be operating model. 

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Migrate and Operate

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There will be a clear optimal path for migration, with the establishment of the environment, configuration of Foundation Services and the creation of the Shared Services before a single application is migrated. 

 

This path needs to be mapped out in full and resourced with appropriately skilled and experienced individuals to minimise risk.

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p7-KickStart

A short program to fast-track your journey to Public Cloud.

Wherever you are on your Cloud journey, PolarSeven can help KickStart action to move you quickly towards your goals. We utilise a universally applicable framework to view your organisational situation from Six Perspectives.