Transform How and Where You Run IT

Cloud is essential for enterprises to simplify IT and enable the innovation that’s necessary to stay ahead. We partner with enterprise organizations to drive cloud adoption and acceleration. Our experts develop a strategy, create a roadmap, plan and deploy, and can even help manage your cloud.

Our proven approach allows us to solve for the organizational and operational challenges that hinder the success of enterprise cloud initiatives. It also ensures that we can rapidly deliver quality, enterprise-ready cloud solutions at every stage of your journey leveraging our service offerings.

Strategy and Roadmap

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When organizations look to adopt cloud solutions but lack a guiding strategy, delivery suffers and results stall. But with a proper strategy in place, you can drive alignment and achieve success.

Using a workshop-based approach, AHEAD’s Strategy and Roadmap offering teaches, unites, and delivers decision makers an actionable strategy and roadmap that incorporates the following:

Objectives and critical success factors
Cloud-readiness assessment
Use case and workload analysis
Organizational alignment
Operational models
Economic analysis
Billing, including chargeback or showback
Technology alternatives
Reference architectures
Security, governance, and compliance
Application profiling and rationalization
Service and business process management

Design and Plan

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Successful cloud service design is more complex than choosing between technology providers and product features. Architecting the services you want to deliver with an understanding of the corresponding impact is critical.

AHEAD’s Design and Plan offering leverages a collaborative, workshop-based approach to rapidly develop the business, technology, and operational processes required to deliver enterprise cloud services. This includes making key decisions around:

Application and infrastructure architectures
Cloud management platform
Lifecycle management
DevOps approach
Blueprints and workflows
Automation, orchestration, and configuration management
Service catalog
Capacity and performance management
Investment analysis
Data protection and disaster recovery
Deployment planning
Application migration planning

Deploy and Manage

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Whether you are looking to extend or get out of your data center, moving to the cloud will have a significant impact on your business. As with any IT initiative, follow-through and management beyond the initial deployment will help you ensure the success of your cloud platforms.

AHEAD’s Deploy and Manage offering accelerates your adoption of the cloud by leveraging our cloud reference architectures, pre-built IP, best practices, and the deep experience of our experts. We can help you with:

Service management integration
Cloud management platform deployment
Infrastructure deployment
Configuration management
Blueprint and workflow development
Automation and orchestration
Continuous integration and delivery
Application migration factory
Third-party integrations
Monitoring and log management
“Day 2” operations
Ongoing management and optimization
Training
Documentation

Get started today on your cloud acceleration and adoption journey.