Cloud Readiness Assessment

Cloud Readiness Assessment

A cloud readiness assessment is a process that helps organizations determine their level of readiness to move to the cloud. It typically involves evaluating the organization’s current IT environment, its business goals, technical landscape, and its security and compliance requirements. The assessment can help identify any gaps or risks that need to be addressed before moving to the cloud.

At RTS we don’t start with the presumption that
cloud is the answer, we address the true need of our clients.

80% of organizations say they have a cloud strategy, but only 30% are fully cloud-ready. This means that most organizations are still in the early stages of their cloud journey and have a lot of work to do to get fully ready for the cloud. We can help!

Why is a Cloud Readiness Assessment Important?

59% of companies said that cloud readiness assessments helped them achieve their cloud migration business objectives
You are 1.5 times more likely to save money on a cloud migration if you conduct a cloud readiness assessment
Organizations that conduct cloud readiness assessments are 1.2 times less likely to experience security incidents.
Organizations that conduct a cloud readiness assessment are 2.5 times more likely to be successful in their cloud migrations

What are the Benefits of a Cloud Readiness Assessment?

  • Increased visibility into the organization’s IT environment
  • Identification of potential risks and challenges
  • Development of a roadmap for migrating to the cloud
  • Reduced costs and disruption associated with migration
  • Improved security and compliance
  • Increased agility and scalability
  • To ensure that the organization is making the right decision to move to the cloud
  • To identify any gaps or risks that need to be addressed before moving to the cloud
  • To develop a plan for migrating to the cloud that is aligned with the organization’s business goals
  • To minimize the disruption and costs associated with migrating to the cloud
  • To ensure that the organization’s data and applications are secure and compliant in the cloud
What are the Benefits of a Cloud Readiness Assessment

At RTS we reduce risk and give you confidence in starting a cloud journey.

What are the Steps in a Cloud Readiness Assessment?

The steps involved in a cloud readiness assessment can vary depending on the organization’s specific needs. However, there are some common steps that are typically involved.

Define the scope of the assessment

This includes identifying the workloads, applications, and data that will be migrated to the cloud.

Assess the organization’s current IT infrastructure and processes

This includes understanding the organization’s current IT capabilities, such as its network, storage, and compute resources.

Identify the security and compliance requirements

This includes understanding the organization’s regulatory and industry requirements, such as those related to data privacy and security.

Conduct a gap analysis

This involves identifying the gaps between the organization’s current IT capabilities and the requirements of the cloud environment.

Develop a migration strategy

This includes determining the best way to migrate the organization’s workloads to the cloud, such as lift-and-shift, rehosting, or refactoring.

Develop a remediation plan

This plan should outline the steps that the organization will take to close the gaps identified in the gap analysis.

Estimate the cost and timeline of the migration

This includes understanding the costs of cloud services, such as compute, storage, and networking.

Test the migration plan

This involves testing the migration plan to ensure that it is feasible and will meet the organization’s needs.

Get buy-in from stakeholders

This includes ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of the migration plan and are committed to its success.
At RTS we take each step

At RTS we take each step and not only execute it but help you understand it.  A readiness assessment helps you build your business case with actionable data and a recommendation.

The success we have had to date is because of RTS’ overwhelming experience and grit in this space.  We know what the beginning, middle and end looks like, it’s not a conversation to us, it’s muscle memory.  We know where the risks are and how we solve those risks. We know where problems and issues arise. We think about the difficulties and know how to overcome them.

Pairing Cloud Migration with Cloud Economics for Success

After talking to four other AWS partners, The VP of Information Technology spoke with Resolve Tech Solutions. After the first hour long call, he stated, “We just learned more in this call than 6 weeks of dealing with four other partners, what are the next steps?” Resolve Tech Solutions began by conducting a cloud migration readiness assessment as part of the project kick-off. Using the AWS well-architected framework, this assessment helped the company to identify its migration goals, assess its current IT environment, and develop a migration plan. Our end client now has a 30% reduction in IT costs, and a 20% increase in productivity.

Pairing Cloud Migration with Cloud Economics for Success Case Study

A cloud readiness assessment takes between 6-12 weeks.

Don’t let roadblocks or lack of business consensus derail your cloud journey. Start with a readiness assessment and move forward with a more clear and less-risky cloud journey.