Cloud Assessment and Adoption

Cloud assessment is a must for smooth cloud migration and adoption. As we have all experienced, hasty cloud adoptions have led to The assessment process includes identifying the appropriate workloads that can and should be migrated using the right cloud platform services at the right time. Following this streamlined process lets, you optimize workloads without changing technologies to mitigate risks while reducing your TCO.

As Garter says in one of its articles published on Nov 20, 2018 "You don't want to look back with regret, as the choices you make can have a lasting impact. To avoid pitfalls, I&O leaders must master competencies in selecting, buying and deploying public cloud services and tools."

Vast Edge has streamlined cloud assessment and adoption by providing risk mitigation methods, security strategies, governance & phased migration. Reduced risk migration strategies suggest keeping the software versions as is while migrating with active data sync to perform parallel testing before cutover. Security strategies include analyzing existing rules and sealing any holes that might have been introduced in the existing deployment over time.

Vast Edge is a global Oracle Gold Partner, leading NetSuite SuiteLife partner, Cloud Select, MSP, and velocity designations with skills, proven tools, and expertise to build, deploy, run, and manage the Cloud Platform. Since 2016, Vast Edge has been one of the first partners to empace Oracle cloud and was recognized by Oracle as one of the top System integrators at Jan 2019 Seattle event and was also mentioned in Forbes by Oracle for successfully migrating customers from other clouds and on-premise to Oracle cloud Iaas/PaaS.

Here are some key activities to be performed while doing the cloud assessment.

Cloud Provider Analysis

  • Analyze the subset of cloud components applicable to your application now and 2-3 years in the future.
  • Prioritize features required for your apps including scalability, performance, elasticity, Regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Bandwidth connectivity- larger organizations might need to get direct high bandwidth connectivity to the cloud provider. Smaller organizations might want to check the connectivity speeds to various cloud provider data centres.
  • Check GDPR requirements compliance.
  • Software subscriptions and ping your own license compatibility.

Existing Application Analysis

  • Software versions (OS, Web server, App Server, Database, Application)
  • Networking, Load Balancers
  • Firewalls, Security rules & access policies
  • Single Sign-on, Active Directory federation
  • Infrastructure requirements (compute, Storage)
  • Performance requirements
  • Dev, QA, Production environments
  • Integration with external and internal applications/entities

Training & Webinars

  • On-site training
  • Online training webinars
  • Instructor-led online training

Monitoring, Billing, & Analysis

  • Process monitoring (inside the server)
  • Server or function performance monitoring
  • Setting billing alerts

Cloud Vendor Support Options

  • Chat to get a faster response
  • A phone call to get a verbal response
  • Email support
  • Engineering support for cloud platform tool integration
  • Help guides & knowledge zone
  • Cloud community outreach

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