CLIMB: Cloud Implementation Baseline

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This four stage program is for firms ready or struggling to gain traction in their transition to the cloud.   

CLIMB Workshop 

The program begins with a short but intense workshop designed to define a cloud transition strategy or gain consensus around existing initiatives.  We will determine where your organization fits in our Cloud Maturity Model and tailor the workshop to your situation.  Tasks and deliverables will include: 

  • Discovery with key players 
  • Education 
  • Planning workshop 
  • Drivers for cloud adoption 
  • Required investment and anticipated benefits 
  • Roadmap for transition 
  • Identification and prioritization of proof of concept and pilot efforts 

Attendees should include committed representatives of key stakeholder teams.   

Tactical and early strategic Implementation 

Based on Workshop decisions and deliverables work can begin on developing and deploying a Rapid Viable Cloud (RVC).  Efforts will include: 

  • Rapid Viable Cloud design and deployment 
  • Proof of concept solution development 
  • Pilot project identification and possible implementation 
  • Rough load testing of RVC 
  • Analyze economic model and project at scale 
  • Identify primary resources and begin retraining 

Major initiative(s) 

Based on Workshop decisions and deliverables work can begin on developing and deploying a Rapid Viable Cloud (RVC).  Efforts can begin on select strategic application migrations and new applications.   

Operational Maturity 

Now we begin to define and deploy a mature cloud infrastructure leveraging best practices for: 

  • Security 
  • Business Continuity 
  • DevOps Methodology (melded with Agile)