This is the initial phase where we understand our client’s business by identifying gaps between existing architecture and next-generation cloud architecture. We also determine which cloud strategy is suitable for achieving higher flexibility, agility and scalability. Our cloud assessment phase includes the following :
Technical And Functional Assessment
A technical assessment is required to understand which applications should be moved to the cloud in priority, which applications should be kept in-house, which applications should be re-written and which applications should be decommissioned. This phase covers the following
Roadmap and Plan
We will construct a cloud migration roadmap to get an idea
on prioritizing applications for migration,
the effort required to migrate them, timeline and cost.
In this phase, we perform the following actions.
Security And Compliance Assessment
Data security is very important and poses high-risk if not properly analyzed. Our security assessment covers the following
As the first phase of your Cloud journey, Cloud Assessment is designed to form the foundation of your cloud adoption strategy.
Capture information about the condition of portfolio applications
Measure operational, technical, and financial impacts to the business in real time.
Financial impact to CapEx/Opex, depreciation schedules, leases, etc
Consolidate information to determine rough prioritization of cloud migration.
Understand security impact as well as current vulnerabilities.
Assess capacity, readiness, and training to build an agile organization.
Objectives of cloud assessment / why cloud assessment.
We do an in-depth analysis of your cloud Infrastructure, We identify and index all the applications and servers which are deployed and managed by/for the enterprise
We evaluate the business value and IT value of your applications/ infrastructure and publish reports on business growth, technology & architecture, risk Analysis, vendor consolidation and licensing followed by an in-depth financial analysis.
We identify applications or infrastructure that needs to be transformed, maintained or decommissioned. Our Assessment tools help evaluate applications on their cloud readiness and if they require light/major transformation or can not be moved to cloud unless they are rewritten.
Demonstrate business case of portfolio transformation and roadmap cloud strategy recommending industry best practical steps.
Determining the degree of cloud feasibility and the viable cloud patterns – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS as well as Public Cloud, Private Cloud or Hybrid Cloud.
Demonstrates business and financial value of portfolio transformation. It justifies the value of the rationalization design, motivating stakeholders to progress to next steps.
High level clustering of applications and mapping them in terms of business value and implementation effort, resulting into a preliminary roadmap.
At times, Azure can be a very complicated platform. It can take a while to understand the entire platform comprehensively. Your IT team may need to spend hours to understand Azure completely. There are wide range of options available for Azure deployment, which can overwhelm a first-time user. Also, the Azure platform is unmanaged.
Our Microsoft-certified experts at XcellHost will help you understand the Azure platform, guiding you with all the technical nuances that come with Azure management. We will provide server management, platform management, and instance management that includes patching, OS hardening, 24/7 monitoring, automatic backup and updates, disaster recovery etc.
In short: We take care of your Azure, so that you can take care of your main business.
Even if you purchase Azure directly from Microsoft, there is a lot of technical expertise required for setup, deployment and operations of Azure. Managing Azure is very complicated without proper support. XcellHost takes care of everything from beginning to the end, leaving you completely relieved.
We are a Microsoft-certified Gold Partner with more than 14 years of experience in the industry. Many of our engineers have worked with Microsoft in the past, so you can be very sure of getting the excellent value out of it. When you sign-up with XcellHost, you don’t pay anything additional for the infrastructure. Your pricing remains the same as Microsoft.
Managed Azure Basic:
1. Basic 24/7 Monitoring
2. 1 Hour/Month Support
3. No OS-Related Service Monitoring
4. No I/O Monitoring Available
5. No Managed Backup Available
6. No Health Checks Available
Managed Azure Advanced:
1. Advanced 24/7 Monitoring
2. 2 Hour/Month Support
3. OS-Related Service Monitoring
4. Read/Write I/O Monitoring Available
5. Managed Backup Available
6. Health Checks Available
Note: All our plans include 24/7 support via phone, chat and e-mail.
XcellHost will be a single point of contact for all your Azure requirements. We have a dedicated team working round-the-clock to provide 24/7 support via email, phone or chat. We typically respond within an hour of raising ticket. Some cases that require attention from our engineers can take upto 24 hours. In very rare cases which require escalation to Microsoft, it may take a little longer.
Apart from our impressive track record in managed cloud services and round-the-clock support, we claim to have the lowest prices in the market.
We are Microsoft Partners with Gold competency for “Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions” along with Silver competency in “Cloud Platform” and “Cloud Productivity.” With more than 10,000 installations spanning across 90+ countries,XcellHost is a force to reckon with in the cloud industry.
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