Cloud Transformation Services

Preparation and know-how for your journey to cloud services

How WorldPMO helps companies exploit the cloud effectively:

Honesty

Everything to cloud may not be the best tactic for your organization. Lift-and-Shift may be the simple solution but is often the least cost effective. Plan to develop cloud-native applications that leverage elasticity and multi-tenancy to attain remarkable cost efficiencies.

Assessment

Applications portfolios may have infrastructure landscapes and development practices that vary widely. Current IT capabilities are a key factor for determining readiness. Sometimes starting small and building momentum makes more sense than betting everything on a huge initiative.

Rationalization

Why migrate an application to the cloud if it's already at the end of it's lifespan. Each application in the portfolio needs a disposition roadmap: Retire. Replace. Rebuild. Refactor. Replatform. Rehost. Retain.

Evolve

Traditional IT service management practices often do not translate effectively to cloud-based services. Evolving into a multi-modal IT organization enables the necessary agility for cloud-based development and operations while avoiding the disruption to legacy application systems service management activities.

 

Cloud Transformation Framing

Transforming from a traditional IT hosting model to a cloud-based model doesn't mean a simple lift-and-shift of servers from on-premise to cloud.

Lift-and-shift isn't transformation and likely will not result in meaningful savings. Transforming means replacing, rebuilding, or at least refactoring your applications to leverage multi-tenancy and elasticity. Yes, it will take more effort to transform your on-premise application portfolio but the benefits of a primarily cloud-native portfolio mean agility and significant cost savings for your business.

Large portfolio transformations will normally be more like a marathon than a sprint. You don't need to do everything at once and many applications can be eliminated gracefully through normal lifecycle management activities. It doesn't make much sense to be in a hurry to migrate some COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) applications if the supplier is already developing an upcoming cloud-native (PaaS/SaaS) release.

Establishing cloud-native development and operations capabilities will also take effort and time but you need to get started nurturing DevOps capabilities early to enable rapid application development and continuous delivery when it does come time to sprint.


Cloud Transformation Framing provides a roadmap from enabling to operating cloud services within your organization.

Cloud Transformation Services

 

Cloud Orchestration and Provisioning

Leverage automation and free up your IT operations capabilities to focus on business technology enablement.

Automation replaces a lot of the hassle when deploying and scaling applications and services in the cloud. Transition away from the entropy of traditional operations situation management and its never-ending flow of problems.

Cloud orchestration can make your role a lot more rewarding as you become a broker of IT services that enable your business. Less time putting out fires means more time can be focused on developing new capabilities your business can leverage to differentiate itself from the competition.

Controlling and monitoring cost and spend becomes a proactive exercise with built in cloud cost management capabilities.

You can even add in some DevOps capabilities and take cloud orchestration and provisioning to the next level with continuous development and continuous integration.

On-Demand

Application Portfolio Readiness Assessment

Do you know if your on-premise and ASP hosted applications are good candidates to migrate to cloud hosting services?

It's probably one of your first questions...whether your business has five applications in a single application portfolio or five thousand applications across a few hundred application portfolios.

Which cloud hosting pattern (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) would that an on-premise application use if it were migrated to cloud?

Which applications should be replaced with the supplier's SaaS offering (and when will that be ready)?

Of the most costly, value generating, and/or business differentiating applications, which ones could be redesigned to incorporate the cloud-native capabilities (and cost benefits) of multi-tenancy and/or elasticity?

Will a Lift-and-Shift of an application onto cloud IaaS services result in significantly lower hosting costs...or are there other benefits that could justify the migration effort?

These are the kinds of questions you should be able to answer and formulate into a viable strategy before attempting to implement any major cloud transformation effort.

On-Demand

Cloud Enablement Assessment

Not every cloud journey is the same.

An assessment can find some quick wins and help you understand what may be a little too much to tackle on the first attempt. This is the initial due diligence you need to know before you pack for the trip.