Cloud Economics Assessment - 5 Weeks

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Rapid comparative monetary analysis between existing on premise workloads and Azure including readiness levels and migration pathways.

Cloud Economics Assessment As many organisations embrace Cloud computing, acquiring Microsoft online services is becoming the new norm.

Accurately assessing Azure requirements can be complex, time consuming and result in challenges such as:

  • Failure to identify right sizing opportunities
  • Poorly optimised procurement
  • Understanding the financial & operational impact of a migration
  • How to build a business case for Azure

Using a blend of data driven tooling, technical and software asset management expertise this foundation assessment supports organisations during the pre-planning stages of datacentre modernisation planning. The high level steps are:

Discover Weeks 1-2 Initiation workshop designed to catalogue:

  • Business Goals
  • Technical requirements
  • Constraints
  • Automated collection of asset intelligence

Analyse & Verify Weeks 3-4 Analyse data and categorise workloads by:

  • Type
  • Future State
  • Rough order of magnitude estimate for supplementary Azure costs
  • Draft findings validation Workshop

Present & Recommend Week 5 Presentation of findings:

  • Readiness levels
  • Azure subscription costs
  • Optimisation opportunities
  • Additional considerations & dependencies
  • Recommended next steps relating to an effective Azure Migration

Assessment Deliverables

  • Server inventory, utilisation & readiness levels
  • Identification of target Azure candidates
  • Azure cost projections
  • Guidance on dependencies & other pre requisites
  • Outline of phased migration approach