Cloud vendors are pressurising you to move to the cloud. What they’ve failed to mention is that 60% of the South African market will retain all, or a portion of their infrastructure onsite.
No Cloud migration should be a quick move. A smooth migration to the Cloud requires detailed planning and a careful analysis of your current environment. Critical to this process is ensuring that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Managed Service deliverables are aligned whether your infrastructure is onsite or in a third-party data centre.
Then there’s understanding what the ROI is when migrating to the Cloud. With a number of cloud vendors offering capacity on demand, the risk of costs spiraling out of . For instance, a developer can spin up a test server and forget to turn it off once he/she is finished. This will result in a continuation of instant billing.
The Vox starting point to every Cloud engagement is a full Cloud assessment. This 4-step process entails:
- Mapping infrastructure footprint, applications, network topology and analysing all workloads & performance stats in a customer’s IT environment. This will give insight into the total IT infrastructure of the customer.
- Recommendations on optimising paths for workloads and determining the best Cloud service model.
- A complete cost comparison between on-premises, Cloud and hybrid solutions.
- A Cloud migration strategy and plan, including ongoing management of that Cloud solution with a single set of deliverables irrespective of whether infrastructure is onsite or in the Cloud.
To truly understand how to start and manage your Cloud journey, mail email@example.com to book an IT assessment today.