The risk and complexity of migrating services to the cloud is different from the traditional migration approach of moving ICT infrastructure and services.
Because our cloud consultants and technical specialists understand the risks and complexities involved, Frame can assist you before, during and after services are migrated to the cloud, ensuring everything can be operated and managed as planned.
What you can expect
Assessment of your existing infrastructure and services to develop the policies and management frameworks, plan for, and manage migration of services to the cloud.
Clarity, in terms of what’s required before migration of your services to the cloud
Once you decide to implement your cloud strategy, careful planning is required to ensure its success.
Within your business units, some things may not be as well understood as they need to be. Migrating to the cloud will require the time of your valuable resources.
Frame’s cloud consultants and technical specialists can assist you with advice, fill any resource gaps, or take charge of the whole migration project.
For example, at the business level, we can help stakeholders to:
- understand the implications of greater reliance on the internet during and after migration, as well as greater reliance on third parties to commission and support the services
- determine whether current services need to be remediated or transformed before migration to the cloud
- develop and apply policies which comply with laws for privacy and storage of information on third-party infrastructure, which may be on-shore or off-shore, and where processing is shared with other domestic or foreign organisations.
There are many more business and technical matters to consider, and Frame has the experience and expertise to help you address them.
We also also can help you plan and document the procurement of new cloud services and any additional capacity required.
Comprehensive planning which ensures nothing is left to chance
Planning for migration of services to the cloud starts with determining the migration approach and guiding principles to be followed.
This includes setting the goals for the migration, as well as defining the reference architecture, migration requirements, constraints and dependencies.
To do this, Frame holds workshops with business and ICT platform owners, and application domain owners.
We also work with them to determine possible planned-outage windows and change-freeze periods, as well as assess the risk of applications and establish their business priority.
And we identify the resources required to assist, decide the number and type of licences to be purchased, and establish the security policy and guidelines necessary to protect public and private network paths.
Post-migration management and support to keep services operating as planned
Moving a service to the cloud doesn’t mean all management and support activities for that service suddenly disappear.
You’ll still have, among other things, a service desk to run, a CMDB to maintain, and a service catalogue to manage.
To successfully manage cloud services, you require an end-to-end management framework that includes process, governance, security and compliance criteria.
Frame can help develop the framework, as well put in place the policies, plans and processes required.
Get the clarity you need to plan for, and manage migration of services to the cloud
Speak to one of our consultants to find out how Frame’s cloud migration services can make a difference to your business.