We work with organisations to help them understand and devise a strategy for how they will make use of and deploy cloud services. This includes looking at the architectural, technical and governance issues, sometimes referred to as a cloud operating model.
This is a detailed assessment where we evaluate an organisations existing applications and software delivery processes with a view to helping them with their readiness to move to cloud.
Establishing the foundations to ensure that the technology and processes are in place for a smooth transition to the cloud. This includes network connections, governance models, security, and key processes for managing the cloud.
A service where we migrate applications to the cloud with you, either a proof of concept or in a fully-managed fashion. This can take place with either cloud re-architecture to cloud native, or a lift-and-shift as a temporary measure.
Using the cloud is a new model for the typical enterprise IT function, so staff need to be trained and educated, ideally on the job, in how to use your cloud platform of choice in an optimal and secure way. Our dual delivery and capability building approach has been succesful with many large public cloud programmes.
The cloud is an enabler. It can reduce infrastructure costs, create the conditions for innovation at scale and shift the efforts of IT teams towards creating business value, rather than putting out infrastructure fires.
Any investments that are made will then be in assets or projects that are truly differentiating, rather than into non-differentiating commodity infrastructure and technology.
From whichever angle you take – cost, ease of access, maintenance, scalability, elasticity, versatility – the cloud is superior to on-premises.
DevOps is the optimal way to consume public cloud. It implies high degrees of automation, with access devolved to cross-functional teams who manage their own infrastructure.
The DevOps operating model that we enable enables you to secure all of the benefits of cloud, whilst also remaining secure, compliant and in control.
The challenge is that this is a significant change to ways of working and culture, and enterprises and the people within them need significant support in moving to a cloud native delivery model.
Our differentiator in the cloud is our application focus. We help clients move to a DevOps operating model and evolve their applications to be more cloud native. This is where the business case and opportunity for cloud really shines.
Global VP & Client Principal