A Yellow Brick Road is a pure consulting engagement, which aims to perform an analysis and assessment that provides customers with a strategy to adopt Azure.
A Yellow Brick Road is a pure consulting engagement, which aims to perform an analysis and assessment that provides customers with a strategy to adopt Azure. The Yellow Brick Road (YBR) is focused on cloud adoption and the process involved is as follows • Work with the customer to gather information about the current state, future state goals and technology priorities. Tools such as Azure Migrate: discovery and assessment, web app migration assistant, data migration assistant may be used to gather information on the current state. • Perform an analysis & assessment of the information gathered, start to formulate initial recommendations and iterate these with the customer. • Create a report that is reviewed with the customer to ensure the assessment aligns with the initial defined outcomes
Types of outcomes for a YBR 1. Migration Assessment - helping customers gauge their cloud migration readiness, assess the applications in scope for cloud adoption, create a migration plan, and providing cloud adoption and run costs (cost to migrate, TCO, ROI, cost to run in Azure, cost saving options with hybrid licensing and Azure reserved instances (RIs), etc. 2. DevOps Maturity: Assessing a customers level of DevOps maturity, including use of Azure DevOps, GitHub, Azure DevTest Labs, etc. 3. Cloud Strategy: Analyses the current state technology landscape with a view to either improve the current Azure platform usage or create a strategy to move to Agile and DevOps ways of working. Usually includes a DevOps maturity assessment 4. Data Strategy: Analyses of current data landscape: users, data stores, types of data with a view on how to help customers extract value from their data using Azure cloud-native services for data, analytics, ML and AI.