Cloud Readiness Assessment

Begin your safe journey to the cloud with KS2 as your guide.

Whether it's containerizing applications, modernizing applications, modernizing ERP, or building new cloud native applications, start with our Cloud Readiness Assessment. 

 

We help you sort through the many cloud choices including capabilities, costs, and help you take practical steps forward in your cloud journey.

 

Key Deliverables of Your Cloud Readiness Assessment

  • Client Cloud Business Objectives & Timelines - Assess & Document
  • Application(s) Assessment – consider functional and technical readiness
  • Create Readiness Report -- Risks, Assumptions, and Issues
  • Compare Clouds – Document Tier 1 Cloud Vendor Capabilities & Est. Costs
  • Prioritize & Document Cloud Capabilities & Features
  • Provide Top 3 Cloud Vendor options / recommendations
  • Review & Discuss Final Deliverables
 

Gaps in New Cloud Strategy & Capabilities

What are your challenges?

  • Many clouds > lots of complexity
  • Potential for lock-in? 
  • How do I ensure resiliency?
  • How do I ensure governance?
  • Takes too long to deploy new app infrastructure
  • Growing shadow IT

Hybrid cloud is complex. We guide you through every step of the way.

If you're facing any of the following questions, KS2 can help guide you through the process.

 

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What app should I move to the cloud? 

What infrastructure design for cloud?

  • Database in private cloud?
  • Web server in public cloud?
  • Hybrid / secure gateway to connect public, private, on premise applications?

What cloud matches my need?

  • Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, AWS, Microsoft, Private?
  • What are the right: Features, Packaging, Pricing?

How do I provision and orchestrate to different clouds?

  • How do I read these bills? Are they accurate? How do I manage these contracts? Pricing keeps changing! 
  • How can I get a business support system that allows me to manage my business objectives and provide decision support?

I need a multi-level integration with my existing IT and financial management systems and investments.

The Ideal Solution: Get More Out of the Cloud

 

Collaborative Design > Match to Right Clouds > Add Managed Services > Estimated Bill of IT > Flow of Approvals > Order, Orchestrate & Provision > Manage, Control, Decide

 


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Key Benefits: 

  • Provide IT value add to business users; corral Shadow IT
  • Speeds overall process to deliver app infrastructure
  • Improves my staff's productivity through automation
  • Reduces lock-in and makes me future proof
  • Provides governance and cost management
  • Masks cloud complexity
 

Cloud Buyer's Journey

Containerize Applications

  • Assess: inventory current applications, prioritize, identify dependencies, and develop Business Case
  • Containerize: leverage Docker & Kubernetes to containerize native JEE applications and IBM middleware / integration apps – incl. IBM MQ, WAS, App Connect Pro, DataPower and more. 
  • Modernize: build and run your own private cloud. Decide if on premise, public cloud, or hybrid deployment is best.
  • Lift and Shift: rehost, refactor, or replatform your application to the AWS cloud
 

Cloud Native Development 

  • Rethink: assess applications for fit / gap with current business requirements. Leverage design thinking techniques to identify and understand new perspectives and business requirements.
  • Build: build minimum viable product (MVP) to prove out requirements. Leverage agile techniques to quickly iterate on features and functions.
  • Test: leverage toolchains, pipelines, and automated testing to quickly move applications from qa to production.
  • Deploy: improve and move your applications to AWS Cloud, securely
 

ERP Modernization

  • Assess: analyze your current on premise ERP platform, version, architecture, integrations/dependencies, EDI, hosting, mobile, analytics, and firewall impacts.
  • Roadmap: examine cloud possibilities, cloud approaches, cloud costs, upgrade & migration plan, and business case. Improve agility with complimentary SaaS applications.
  • Lift and Shift: move and migrate your ERP workloads to the cloud including data migration and custom objects. Integrate and test on premise and cloud apps for a seamless experience. 
  • Disaster Recovery: leverage Oracle Cloud Infra (OCI), AWS or other clouds for disaster recovery (DR) or high availability (HA).

Cloud Managed Services & Support

  • manage and monitor cloud applications & environments for maximum up time and value.

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Our hybrid cloud team is certified in multiple clouds including IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and AWS.

 

There are too many cloud options with no clear path to success. Discuss your Cloud needs with one of our experts.

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