Technology/Cloud Strategy and Implementation

EY Global

Establish your Cloud journey from strategy to automation

Cloud Strategy & Economics
Establish the Why, What and How of the Cloud journey. Document the overall roadmap for change and the underlying business case for doing so:

  • Cloud Strategy development and socialization
    • Multi-Cloud vs. Single
    • Cloud Native vs. Abstraction layer
  • Cloud Transformation roadmap
  • Cloud Decision Framework creation and execution support in conjunction with Azure Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Document the business case supporting Cloud Transformation leveraging Azure TCO calculator, Azure Pricing Calculator, PowerBI
  • Cloud Cost Optimization leveraging Azure cost management, Azure Advisor, Hybrid Benefits, PowerBI

Cloud Migration
Provide cost and technical debt reduction from VM refactor to containers. Leverage geo-distributed hosting for high availability and disaster recovery.

  • Cloud architecture definition leveraging the well-architected framework
  • Application Discovery & Disposition (Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, etc.) including Azure Migrate Assessments
  • Cloud migration strategy and execution using Azure Migrate
  • Cloud modernization strategy and execution with Azure Migrate: App Containerization, AKS
  • IaaS and PaaS solution development using Azure ARM templates, Powershell, Bicep and Azure Blueprints

Cloud Operating Model
Defines the appropriate IT operating model for Cloud. Execute Cloud transformation.

  • Operating model Transformation tuned to support:
    • Agile & DevSecOps
    • Cloud
  • Define metrics and KPIs
  • Create Cloud CoE
  • Build Cloud governance model utilizing Azure landing zones
  • Set up and run Cloud Program/Cloud Transformation Office

Cloud Infrastructure
Create zones for specific workloads/use cases. Build Cloud automation building blocks/automated patterns.

  • Establish core foundation(s) with Azure Management Groups, Subscription, Blueprint, ARM Templates, Bicep and PowerShell
  • Pattern-based automation/self-service capability using Azure DevOps Pipelines and Azure ARM templates
  • Environment(s) readiness
  • Multi-Cloud management strategy
  • Automation strategy/capabilities
  • Data gravity/integration strategy
  • Security and GRC leveraging Azure Sentinel, security center.
  • Monitoring using Azure Monitor and App Insights

Duration and cost will be dependent upon the scale of the customer, the number of stakeholders involved to drive consensus and international scale.