Moving your infrastructure to the cloud is a big move for any organisation, so it is vital to understand how to make those crucial first steps to take advantage of the benefits of Microsoft Azure technology.
As an ISV, battling in a challenging marketplace, you will want to build a cloud migration strategy that is both smooth and has buy-in from all key stakeholders in your company.
The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework provides a clear path that will avoid any pitfalls and is predicated on building clarity around the long-term strategic goals for your cloud journey.
There are a number of routes and cloud adoption scenarios that are dependent on where you as a business currently, allowing you to reduce costs, become more agile, speed up time to market and expand internationally or in new markets.
The first step is to document your business strategy in as clear and detailed a way as possible, so that it is transparent for both your key stakeholders and cloud engineers.
Here at Xpirit, we are experts at using Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework. It defines four clear steps towards building that strategy:
- Motivations: Business transformations that are supported by cloud migration can be driven by different motivations, which need to be defined, understood, agreed upon and documented.
- Business Outcomes: The most successful transformation journeys start with a business outcome in mind. Document your business outcomes.
- Financial Considerations: A digital transformation goes hand-in-hand with a financial transformation. With a shift to the cloud, there are financial considerations around how the cloud will impact your financial position, accounting KPIs and processes.
- Technical Considerations: These will help you improve how you manage and maintain your cloud and workloads, including scalability, availability, security and compliance, and capacity optimisation.
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