Cloud Infrastructure Migration

EAL takes an organisation on a full journey to cloud, underpinned by real world expertise of cloud technologies, business analysis and detailed planning and design services. Our approach encompasses consultancy, detailed planning and migration services, facilitating live cloud services aligned to your business need.

Why Would You Need This Service?

Moving some or all of your processing and storage to the cloud can bring many benefits, from improved disaster recovery and business continuity, to reduced costs and asset free processing. However, moving from on-premise data centres to the cloud is not without its challenges: security is potentially complex, integration becomes much more critical, performance can be harder to monitor, and selecting the right services from the large list of potential offerings is not simple.

EAL’s cloud migration service enables you to take advantage of our experience in having done it successfully many times before on a variety of different cloud platforms (we have specific experience in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure, however we also have experience in more niche cloud providers). We can help you de-risk your cloud migration and ensure that the environments and cloud services utilised are right for you.

Many businesses are adopting a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for selected applications; this cloud model means that the details of the technology layer for the application are removed from sight, simplifying the IT of the application from the business perspective. However, this approach often implies that a business must use multiple different cloud providers (as it has no control over the provider used by the SaaS applications). Within a multi-cloud environment, it is even more important to get network connectivity, security and integration right to ensure that the overall IT environment is performant.

How We Deliver This Service

EAL would normally recommend that an IT Strategy, with a focus on cloud processing, is performed before embarking on a cloud migration. This will provide the understanding of the desired direction and target benefits. If this is not performed EAL will presume that information on the overall IT Strategy is available through other means.

If the IT strategy has not already identified a specific default cloud service provider, EAL can assist in selection and procurement of a primary cloud provider.

The exact approach to your cloud migration will depend on the specifics of your challenge and EAL will agree this with you prior to commencement. However, we would usually use our enterprise architecture capability development (EACD) methodology and techniques to deliver cloud migration outputs, in particular we will heavily utilise the technology architecture layer within the EACD method.

Deliverables

Standard outputs that are likely to be produced (subject to agreement) include:

  • Business case;
  • Current state technology services capture and definition;
  • Issues list and prioritisation;
  • Cloud vision statement;
  • Initiatives roadmap;
  • Target state cloud solution design:
    • Standard environment build and service usage;
    • Security architecture and design;
    • Integration architecture and design;
    • Performance management and monitoring approach.

Typical Outcomes

  • Proven and transparent process, providing easy to understand results;
  • Experienced consultants, architects and implementation specialists;
  • Secure a low risk cloud migration through detailed planning;
  • Deep expertise on AWS platform both IaaS and PaaS;
  • Deep expertise on Microsoft Azure platform both IaaS and PaaS.

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