Enterprise Cloud Lifecycle Services | AHEAD

Enterprise Cloud Lifecycle Services

AHEAD offers a full complement of services to transform how and where you run applications and infrastructure. From education and strategy development, to complex deployments and ongoing operational management, we’ve got you covered.

Enterprise Cloud Lifecycle Services

At every stage of every service, we strive to help you:

  • Strike a balance between innovation and operational excellence
  • Blend technological, operational, and organizational perspectives
  • Take a holistic view across your IT infrastructure

You can start your journey at multiple points, and combine these services in a variety of ways.

Education & Enablement

AHEAD offers more than 70 different executive and technical briefings. Your team can use our space to explore new technologies and interact with industry experts, or we can come to your offices. Either way, you stay current on the latest enterprise cloud trends and learn the potential they hold for your business. Our briefing experience typically includes some combination of these experiences:

  • Accelerated evaluation process
  • Hands-on experience with emerging technologies
  • Personalized sandbox environment
  • Side-by-side technology comparisons
  • Lab demonstrations
  • Facilitated discussion of your challenges, requirements, and objectives

Strategy & Roadmap

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 & Plan

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

Deployment & Management

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 offerings accelerate 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:

EAD’s Deploy and Manage offerings accelerate 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

This Year, AHEAD Was Awarded VMware Partner of the Year in the Category of Professional Services for the Americas