Consulting service

Planning your journey to the cloud and unsure where to start? This service helps you define your first steps.

First, we identify your current estate, to define workloads that can move to the cloud and establish what can be streamlined. We provide a clear financial assessment of your options and any pitfalls, caveats and risks.

Identifying the stakeholders who will benefit from a move to the cloud is key to success, as we work as a team to understand your objectives.

The challenge is knowing which workloads are suitable to move to the cloud. Some are easy to migrate, while others require more time, preparation and analysis. You might also want to know how to measure success (aside from cost savings) as you move to the cloud. Or that you are doing the right thing, and that your workloads are being moved to the correct level of fit.

Governance of your cloud environment is key to making sure the move is cost efficient. By identifying these issues before you lift and shift your on-premises workloads, you can take control of the process and manage costs correctly.

We perform a viability check on your identified workloads and determine the criteria for success. This leads to a cost overview of your ‘business as usual’ versus the move to the cloud. We can also show you the optimal cloud provider to move your workload to.

Finally, a report will show the process and policy advice to have the correct governance blueprint so you can remain in control of your cloud expenditure.

Cloud services covered:
Microsoft: Office 365, Azure, Dynamics
Amazon: Amazon Web Services
Google: Google Cloud Platform


Optimization service

The optimization service analyzes your current cloud usage and cost. The service is set up to identify room for improvement in your cloud environment, to optimize your spend and reduce costs.

This service includes:
- Cloud cost review + report
- Data analysis
- Optional cross platform analysis (Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform)

We look at your actual consumption and optimizations in detail to make sure they align with your business needs. This is through identifying:
- Entire cloud baseline
- Quick wins
- In-depth optimization plan

This service helps you understand: the driving factors of your cloud consumption cost, the current fit of your cloud to your actual needs, and an actual cloud baseline, including insights on your current use, pricing and usage.

In using this service, you will be able to optimize your cloud environment, reduce cost and complexity, and better align to your actual business needs.

It will also provide insights into using your former on-premises investments, leveraging services like reserved instance and the cost of business as usual. If contracts can be optimized, we offer contract negotiation support to work towards a successful new contract.

Cloud services covered:
Microsoft: Office 365, Azure, Dynamics
Amazon: Amazon Web Services
Google: Google Cloud Platform