Private Cloud Platform Assessment Service - Xtravirt

At a glance

Many organisations are now evaluating the idea of offering services from private cloud platforms to expand potential revenue streams.

Private cloud combines the benefits of bare metal dedicated servers and a public cloud platform providing increased security, better flexibility and resource management along with time and cost savings.

Xtravirt designs and builds strategies and solutions to solve complex IT challenges to unlock the full potential of technology.

If you are considering hosting or providing a private cloud platform for your customers, then this is the place to start.

The Private Cloud Platform Assessment Service by Xtravirt is a 2-month engagement designed to evaluate a private cloud solution.

We will work with you to:

  • Understand and evaluate your objectives against business goals
  • Identify barriers, uncover opportunities and benchmark against industry peers
  • Establish and define financially viable solutions, including full gap analysis between current and proposed platforms, benefit analysis and governance requirements
  • Develop a future state roadmap, business case and action plan

Deliverables

The Private Cloud Platform Assessment Service examines your functional and business requirements and applies these to use cases from industry-recognised cloud platform providers.

We explain the unique benefits of running your own Private Cloud in relation to your organisation and what it can mean for a business to be able to offer cloud services to internal and external customers. We explore the functional aspects of administration and provisioning, as well as delving into more complex topics such as integration planning and integrating public cloud services within the strategy.

Upon completion of this assessment you’ll have a clearer understanding of the roadmap and business case for your organisation to make a move to a private or hybrid cloud platform.

Approach

Through hands on engagement with project stakeholders, service owners and technical staff, Xtravirt will define and outline a suitable private cloud solution tailored to the customer’s requirements. We will:

  • Review the current technology platform features and examine how they fit into service delivery as part of the new offering.
  • Review the IT processes required to support the new offering, including; onboarding, migration and ongoing delivery.
  • Carry out a Technical deep dive into current and potential functionality, covering topics such as access portals, provisioning.
  • services, inbound workload migration and external network connectivity.
  • Perform financial analysis of the identified features of the new platform and its operation.

Benefits

Our expertise together with technology evaluation, process optimisation and value modelling, provides a strategic vision which delivers measurable business benefits:

  • Clear vision of the business drivers.
  • Unified vision of the current infrastructure.
  • Actionable model for data centre, private/hybrid cloud and workspace transformation
  • Foundation for aligned strategy to drive change and maturity, and accelerate time to value

Date Published: 18th October 2018
Date Modified: 1st April 2019
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Activities and Outcomes

  • Requirements workshop to understand objectives and desired outcomes
  • Current state analysis to identify barriers and uncover opportunities
  • Conduct a market assessment
  • Technical discovery and solution evaluation
  • High level roadmap including future state envisioning and financial planning

Upon completion of this engagement you will receive a report documenting the findings which will include a business case; benefits analysis; governance, risk and compliance management and roadmap with next step options.

Schedule

Month 1
  • Identify organisational requirements
  • Map requirements against existing IT estate
  • Business and technology discovery workshops
  • Financial TCO Analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Governance, risk and compliance assessment
Month 2
  • Operational workflow and gap analysis
  • Future Technology assessment
  • Report compilation
  • Presentation of the recommendations and assessment findings to all levels of the business.
  • Roadmap and next step

Additional Services

We deliver end-to-end outcomes, from platform strategy through to solution implementation, including designing and building private/hybrid clouds & self-service provisioning and management.

Other related services delivered by Xtravirt include, IT Transformation Strategy Service and Migration as a Service. Alternatively, services can be tailored to fit specific customer requirements.


Date Published: 18th October 2018
Date Modified: 1st April 2019
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