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How to Build a Cloud Strategy and Migration Plan

The cloud has become a core component of any businesses strategy. The benefits are enormous and include increased business agility, lower IT Infrastructure costs, increased productivity, and reliability to name just a few. 

One of the biggest challenges we hear about, is how to go about building a strategy for cloud adoption and a plan for the migration itself. 

Our latest ebook "How to Build a Cloud Strategy and Migration Plan", will help you explore:

  • Why the cloud is a good move for your business and how to know when you are ready 
  • What the cloud is and what models are available
  • Application models that you need to consider 
  • Common Application Migration Strategies that you can adopt
  • The Migration Process Itself - step by step


INNOVATE recognises that existing systems may still have value and can be married with newer cloud-based technologies to provide quick, affordable and comprehensive IT solutions tailored to your needs.

Before deciding how to adopt the cloud, it is key to understand the benefits you will realise and how they fit in with your overall business and IT objectives, as well as the different concepts and strategies you can employ with public, private, and hybrid, along with SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. 

With ever-changing technology, it is important to stay up to date with security, risk management, and governance and how the cloud can continue to help solve those challenges for your business. 

One final thing to remember is that moving to the cloud is not just an IT project or initiative. It requires organisational alignment and needs everyone’s buy-in for it to be truly successful. 
 

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud service platform for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. As a leading expert on Microsoft Azure, INNOVATE choose exactly what your business needs to grow and adapt from Azure’s complete suite of cloud-based tools and services. It is designed so as you only pay for what you use and nothing more, providing transparent, predictable costs to manage and scale your operations.

Virtualisation

Virtualisation

Virtualisation disrupts how organisations have consumed servers and storage in the past with a move away from “one application to one physical server” model to pooled resources. INNOVATE offer a range of virtualisation services that not only significantly reduce IT costs, but also improve operational flexibility, agility, efficiency and disaster recovery.

Backup & Recovery

Backup & Recovery

All is not lost with INNOVATE backup and recovery solutions supported by Veeam and Microsoft virtual environments. Whether an entire server needs to be restored onto new or existing hardware, or if recovery is required at application level or even individual files and folders, INNOVATE provide fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualised applications and data in a solution designed to meet your needs.

Cloud Strategy Consulting

Cloud Strategy Consulting

We will advise you on the best cloud solutions - public, private or hybrid – specific to your current IT resources and future organisational goals. A partnership with INNOVATE enables you to focus on what you do best without the stress of large investment decisions.

Solution Design & Implementation

Solution Design & Implementation

Following our analysis, our consultants will present you with a solution design aligned to your organisational goals. We believe that flexibility is critical to any successful partnership so during implementation, we openly share project methodologies and frameworks and actively encourage our clients to come on board and take advantage of our expertise to develop their team’s skill sets.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Infrastructure-as-a-Service

With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), INNOVATE’s consultants provide the best forward-thinking, infrastructural advice tailoring solutions to include on site infrastructure, move to the cloud, or a hybrid of both. Priced as an operational rather than capital investment, INNOVATE’s consultants provide the best forward-thinking, infrastructural advice i.e. on-premises, move to the cloud, or a hybrid of both.

IT Project Management

IT Project Management

Any build needs to be actively managed and controlled in order to meet project milestones and agreed outcomes. Based on Prince2, our methodology splits projects into four logical phases; initiate, plan, execute and monitor, to ensure IT projects are completed on time and within budget.

IT Strategy & Technology Roadmap Development

IT Strategy & Technology Roadmap Development

INNOVATE’s approach to IT Strategy and Technology Roadmap Development starts with your organisation’s strategy and where you want to go. With your ambition in mind, our consultants work with you to review your existing structures and to develop a technology roadmap and IT strategy that will not only support, but underpin your organisation’s transformation and growth.

Technology & Infrastructure Audits

Technology & Infrastructure Audits

INNOVATE assess all aspects of your current IT infrastructure and technology investments to provide you with an evaluation of your controls, capabilities and performance. Outputs include recommendations as to how IT can more efficiently support operational objectives and strategic goals.

Business Requirements Analysis

Business Requirements Analysis

With Business Requirements Analysis, INNOVATE gets under the skin of your organisation to bridge your needs and technology gaps. We will focus on your infrastructural requirements and provide solutions to goal-specific requirements, so you can leverage best in class technology allowing you to focus on your mission.

Software Asset Management

Software Asset Management

INNOVATE’s licencing experts will assess, document and negotiate your current software ownership and licencing agreements. Having a coordinated licencing policy will ensure you remain compliant, avoid penalties and manage product redundancy.