Welcome to cloudstep®

Reduce Risk & Uncertainty
Surrounding Public Cloud Adoption.

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The problem we fix

The cloud is complicated. Cloud providers make it seem cheap and easy but it represents a big shift in thinking, skills, process and cost. It is easy to get in but difficult to get right. With some careful planning, the cloud can solve a lot of problems in the enterprise. You can get all the benefits of the cloud while keeping the business and IT happy. Keep what works and use the cloud to improve where you can. Harnessing the cloud requires planning, solid commercial grounding, reform projects and management of cloud services. The goal is to get all the advantages while avoiding the pitfalls.

The lifecycle of cloudstep®

cloudstep® is backed by a team of consultants ready to assist the planning, transition and management of your environment to ensure your investment in public cloud is a success.

We plan

You can't implement change without the business case. The business expects you to do more with an ever-decreasing budget. Parts of the IT landscape work well and others need modernisation and improvement. You first need to understand the costs and capabilities as they stand. Once you have a better understanding of where you are you can start looking at scenarios for reforms.

We transition

It is one thing to understand where you are, where you want to go and how you pay for it. It is quite another to make the leap. cloudstep® assists in working through this change process by scheduling reforms operationally and financially. Through standards based recipes and patterns, cloudstep® can take applications or workloads and help migrate them to the public cloud in a manageable way.

We manage

Once an application has been transitioned to the cloud it needs to be managed. The whole lifecycle needs to be respected. There are projects to transition in and projects for the decommissioning or refresh. cloudstep® can assist with the management of public cloud environments built during the transition phase. This includes operational and cost management.

The tool for IT

cloudstep® is the application where you build the total picture of how you deliver IT to the business, important information can be found by the right people, and our tool visualises the information for your specific business case or reform.

Model

cloudstep® Modellor can build a five year capital and operation expenditure overview in seconds. You can explore different scenarios to understand the best course of action. Build complex business cases based on evidence and your costs, not a vendors assumptions.

Analyze

cloudstep® Analysis can discover information about your physical and virtual infrastructure. It looks at the entire portfolio of infrastracture services from Azure, AWS, GCP (soon) to show the cost of your server fleet deployed in the public cloud for how much. cloudstep® navigates the minefield of on-demand, reserved, spot and other instance types to compare your existing severs apples for apples with public cloud virtual machines.

Orchestrate

cloudstep® Orchestrator is a tool that can help deploy your transitioned cloud services into AWS, Azure, GCP or Office 365. You can choose from one of the cloudstep® many off the shelf deployments of common components or we can build completely customized services that are unique for you. Anything deployed with Orchestrator is linked back to th cloudstep® Modellor to understand its role in your environment.

Getting started

Cloud Briefing

  • Learn what the cloud is and how it matters for your business.
  • Identity top 10 burning problems and how the cloud could fix it.
  • Discovery Workshops

  • Understand the current state of an organisation's infrastructure and application landscape.
  • A model in cloudstep® Modellor that allows various scenarios to be explored.
  • Roadmap

  • Present and share a roadmap for reforms.
  • Transition costs and where savings can be found to pay for them.
  • Partnership

  • Ongoing advice, planning and architecture.
  • Briefing as the landscape changes.
  • Unlock the Cloud Success

    Engagement structure

    cloudstep® is a tool but it is also a process. We work with you to get the most out of cloudstep® and to tailor the experience and outcomes for your organisation. We deliver this as a series of workshops and discovery activities culminating in the delivery of a reform roadmap. We then work with you on an ongoing basis to help deliver on this financially grounded, tailored plan.

    Planning

    Phase1

    approx. 3-6wks

    • 1 Organisation
    • ALL Infrastructure
    • ALL Applications
    • ALL Costs
    Do this first

    Partnership

    Phase2

    12 Months

    • 12 Months On-going
    • Advisory
    • Build Reform
    • Refine the Model
    Stay on track

    The modelling so far...

    What they say about cloudstep®

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    We bring decades of experience with the internet to the problem of integrating cloud computing with the enterprise. Get in touch with us for a comercially grounded approach. Please take our brochure to share with colleagues.