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Craft a Cloud Strategy for the Enterprise Database

There’s no cloud. There’s just the database.

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Failing to plan for a cloud database deployment will cost you:

  • Unanticipated challenges resulting in additional spend and effort down the road.
  • Botching an initial deployment, making buy-in for future projects more difficult.
  • A lack of processes for provisioning and maintenance, leading to database sprawl, ballooning costs, and added security risks.

This workshop enables you to:

  • Break down the cloud strategy into digestible, concrete steps.
  • Identify and mitigate risks before they become a problem.
  • Develop tools to gain buy-in and sign-off from stakeholders.

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Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn’t enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

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Module 1: Review the Value Opportunity

The Purpose

  • Select database workloads that are good candidates for a pilot deployment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  •  Document the current state and select workloads for a deep dive in Phase 2.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review cloud definitions and assess your current state.
  • Identify drivers, champions, and potential workloads for this project.
1.2 Identify and prioritize use cases for cloud database deployment.
1.3 Assess value and readiness for cloud candidates.
  • Use the Cloud Database Strategy Workbook to create a decision matrix and compare readiness and value.

Module 2: Document and Mitigate Cloud Database Risks

The Purpose

  • Identify and rightsize risks.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identify risks and mitigation strategies, and develop a mitigation roadmap.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Identify the risk to your deployment and develop a risk register.
  • Create a risk register using the Cloud Database Strategy Workbook.
2.2 Develop mitigation strategies.
  • Document mitigation strategies in the Cloud Database Strategy Workbook.
2.3 Evaluate mitigation strategies and develop a roadmap.
  • Score, schedule, and prioritize mitigation strategies in the Cloud Database Strategy Risk Mitigation Roadmap.

Module 3: Complete the Cloud Database Strategy

The Purpose

  • Establish vendor best practices, create repeatable processes, and document the strategy.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Create a plan for the future and communicate the cloud strategy.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review vendors and contractual best practices.
  • Translate mitigation strategies into vendor requirements.
3.2 Measure performance and total cost.
  • Calculate TCO for the deployment using Info-Tech’s TCO calculator.
3.3 Develop SOPs and document strategy.
  • Document and communicate the strategy using Info-Tech’s Executive Presentation and Project Charter for this blueprint.
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