Cloud Strategy and Action Plan

Whether you move to the cloud or stay on premises, do it with confidence!


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Without a cloud strategy you will have no consistent way to evaluate and implement new cloud solutions:

  • Ad hoc implementation of cloud solutions
  • Shadow IT
  • Lack of clarity about costs
  • Suboptimal workload distribution
  • Confusion about the meaning and value of the cloud

A cloud strategy will help you optimize service delivery consistent with your organization’s needs and values, and will include:

  • An understanding of the cloud value proposition
  • A consistent process for selecting and implementing cloud services
  • A clear roadmap with dated initiatives that will make your cloud project easy and optimal

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Module 1: Harness the Cloud’s Full Potential

The Purpose

Select and evaluate workloads to move to the cloud.

Key Benefits Achieved

An understanding of where the cloud makes sense (and where it does not).

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Brainstorm a list of workloads to assess.
1.2 Align workloads to service models.
  • Service models by workload
1.3 Highlight which service model(s) make most effective use of resources.
  • Service models by workload

Module 2: Evaluate Cloud Risks and Create Initiatives

The Purpose

Develop a list of risks of a cloud migration, and mitigate them.

Key Benefits Achieved

An understanding of the requirements of a cloud migration.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Learn about the wheel of risk.
2.2 Brainstorm risks likely to impact a cloud migration.
  • Risks matched to workloads
2.3 Develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Specific mitigations
2.4 Create initiatives from mitigations.
  • Initiatives to plot as part of the roadmapping exercise

Module 3: Produce a Cloud Strategy Document

The Purpose

Create a cloud strategy document.

Key Benefits Achieved

A comprehensive strategy document that collates information on cloud benefits.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Assess current state of cloud readiness.
3.2 Identify goal state.
3.3 Populate the cloud strategy document to align goals with workload considerations.
  • Cloud Strategy Document

Module 4: Create a Cloud Roadmap and Executive Presentation

The Purpose

Populate the cloud strategy roadmap and the executive presentation.

Key Benefits Achieved

A cloud strategy initiative map and executive presentation to communicate the results of the workshop.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Use the strategy document to identify initiatives.
4.2 Plot initiatives on a roadmap.
  • Cloud roadmap
4.3 Create an executive presentation.
  • Executive presentation
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