Our mission is to empower businesses to harness the power of cloud.
And we do this by ensuring you have a firm foundation for delivering on your goals – over the short, medium and long term. You benefit from our deep understanding of business strategy and how your goals can be translated into a Cloud Strategy and its implementation.
We’ll ensure you’re best placed to leverage the full automation, scalability and agility the cloud offers, so you’re positioned to deliver transformative and full digital services to customers.
Setting you up for cloud success.
Nordcloud’s core cloud transformation services:
Cloud Transformation Strategy.
Define directions and outcomes
Cloud Strategy is the basis for every successful cloud transformation. It gives direction to the whole organisation, explaining the “whats” and the “whys” and defining what success looks like for both business and IT outcomes.
Organisation (CCoE) Design.
Build the capabilities
Organisation design outlines how to set up the people, processes and technologies to form a coherent cloud organisation which will drive the anticipated benefits and outcomes.
Cloud Transformation Consulting.
Walk the talk
Cloud transformation consulting ensures a smooth end-to-end cloud transformation execution by implementing what has been designed, aligning stakeholders, measuring progress and managing change. It brings strategy to life while delivering tangible results.
Take steps towards sustainable IT.
Nordcloud’s sustainability consulting services help organisations understand their IT-related emissions and how to reduce these with the public cloud. The offering focuses on cloud adoption and optimisation, helping you leverage hyperscaler economies of scale to reach your organisation’s sustainability targets.
Cloud transformation FAQ.
A cloud transformation journey is the process of moving a business and its operations from a traditional hosting environment to a cloud-based environment. This journey involves several stages. These include assessing the current IT infrastructure and prioritising key applications and workloads for migration, as well as choosing a cloud service provider and ongoing management of the cloud environment.
Cloud transformation phases will vary depending on the organisation, but most will include: assessment and planning, migration, integration, optimisation and management. The planning and assessment phase looks at current infrastructure and establishes the most effective route to the cloud. Next, the data and workloads will be migrated to the cloud environment, then integrated with current systems. The cloud environment is then optimised for performance, scalability and cost effectiveness. Finally the cloud environment will need ongoing management to ensure it continues to serve the business effectively.
A successful cloud transformation should always start with a clear strategy. Outlining what success looks like and the steps to be taken to get there will ensure smooth internal communication and stakeholder buy-in at all levels.
The journey to successful cloud transformation can be broken down into four key phases:
- Discovery – reviewing software and workloads
- Assessment – determining suitability for migration
- Migration and Integration – moving workloads to the cloud platform and ensuring they work with existing systems
- Maintenance – ongoing management to ensure the business continues to derive optimal benefits
The AWS 7s Rs are: Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor, Retain, Retire and Relocate. This 7R system has been adapted by AWS from the 5R strategy developed by Gartner in 2010.
Cloud transformation is the journey an organisation undertakes to move its workloads and data to the cloud. It involves a number of activities including assessment, planning, integration, optimisation and management. Cloud migration is the part of this journey that involves the actual moving of data and workloads to the cloud.
Cloud transformation is an incredibly high value proposition. According to McKinsey, cloud transformation could generate around $1 trillion for Fortune 500 companies by 2030.
Cloud transformation is changing the way modern businesses operate. The potential impact for organisations is huge: executed effectively, cloud transformation offers improved flexibility and scalability, cost savings, automation of processes, access to innovative technologies, robust security and compliance controls and much more.
Cloud transformation is complex and technical, and this can be a stumbling block for many organisations. Having experienced people in place to guide and advise is vital for cloud transformation success.
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