Hybrid Cloud Assessment

An in-depth analysis is the first step towards a successful migration to the cloud.

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Identifying key success factors through in-depth analysis

Moving your servers, databases and applications to a hybrid cloud requires careful planning and a complete understanding of all the factors that can impact whether or not the project is a success.

Many issues play a role in a successful cloud migration, from technical requirements to human factors. OneNeck conducts a thorough hybrid cloud assessment that covers all the bases you need to complete a successful migration to the cloud: workload analysis, bandwidth analysis and end-user experience analysis.

Workload Analysis —Defining Migration Complexity

Your workload analysis determines how your current infrastructure will best fit into a cloud environment. In other words, we analyze how complex the migration will be.

Cloud migrations can vary greatly from one infrastructure to another. For example, our assessment results might indicate a migration as simple as sizing for servers. Or, we may find we’re dealing with something more complicated like digging into a multi-tier application to track performance and availability requirements.

OneNeck engineers use proven tools to analyze the workload and uncover any requirements or roadblocks impacting cloud migration. The results of the workload analysis are delivered in a report detailing potential areas of concern as well as the next steps required to begin the cloud transition.

Bandwidth Impact Analysis —Identifying Requirements for the Cloud

When migrating to the cloud, bandwidth has the potential to considerably affect the overall outcome. Our bandwidth impact analysis gives you the best possible understanding of the effect the move to the cloud will have on your infrastructure as well as its impact on the cost and performance of your system. The bandwidth we analyze includes WAN, Internet or within the data center.

OneNeck network engineers capture information from your network using a discovery appliance to determine the bandwidth used in your existing environment. Using this information, we determine all requirements when placing workloads into the cloud.

End-User Experience Analysis —Ensuring a Positive Outcome

Typically, moving an infrastructure into the cloud is fairly straightforward from a technology standpoint. However, making sure end-users have a satisfying experience is less clear-cut.

Along with evaluating results of other analyses previously conducted, the end-user experience analysis includes interviewing key personnel at all levels of the organization. Our goal is to understand the dynamics involved in accessing an application from the end-user’s viewpoint. The results could indicate anything from the end-user noticing no change to a new way of accessing applications in a desktop as a server scenario.

Depending on the workload being examined, OneNeck engineers will use various tools to analyze application access. Valid scenarios will be explored and presented to you as options.

Contact us today to explore how a hybrid cloud assessment can work for you. Want to learn more about the hybrid cloud? Read our Buyers Guide to Hybrid Cloud.

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