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Technology Planning: Multicloud

Research Hub > Map Your Multicloud Journey in 4 Phases
The Process of Creating a Flexible Environment
March 05, 2021

Business agility is more important than ever. As organizations embrace multicloud to streamline productivity and improve management, a comprehensive approach to planning the cloud journey is vital to implementation success.

A Guide to Mapping Your Multicloud Journey

PHASE 1

Assessment

Create a cloud environment tailored to your specific business needs.

  • Assess your options.
  • Identify appropriate environments for different workloads.
  • Review your cloud environments.
  • Discover business drivers.
  • Prioritize your workloads.
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PHASE 2

Design

Enable transformation and build a solid foundation via strategic design.

  • Develop a detailed migration strategy.
  • Determine your cloud standards.
  • Outline your SLAs and policies.
  • Establish multicloud governance and maintenance.
  • Automate routine deployment tasks. 
  • Establish the target migration environment.
PHASE 3

Orchestrate

Deploy your cloud environment in a way that maximizes productivity.

  • Securely adopt and integrate cloud resources.
  • Address migration of workloads.
  • Engage in process improvement.

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PHASE 4

Manage

Efficiently manage your evolving cloud environment to ensure reliability and future innovation.

  • Engage in ongoing maintenance.
  • Prepare yourself for adoption maturity.
  • Consider professional management services.
  • Leverage analytics for evolving benchmarks.
  • Be flexible to adapt to future environment changes.

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Contact your account team, or give us a call.

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