Cloud and Datacenter Transformation – Consulting and Strategy

Primary questions that need to be answered before a cloud migration are what, where, and how to migrate.We help you determine how many data centers you’ll need, where they should be located, how large, and what type they should be. We probe your strategic options of building and owning the data center, outsourcing it, or using a co-location service. Based on strategy, we develop the conceptual technology basis of design, growth modeling, sourcing options, and cost models.


A detailed exploration of your application and infrastructure estate along with business drivers for migration is imperative to effectively respond to these queries. Considerations over data security, regulatory compliance, conformance with SLAs, disaster recovery, and skills to build and operate the cloud environment can also influence your decisions.

Our Cloud Migration Consulting and Strategic Advisory Service include:

  • Assessment of cloud operational maturity (Discovery, Migration Readiness Assessment)
  • Architectural assessment (Requirements collections, Tool Selections, Build Test Cases)
  • Review and adherence to compliance standards (Cloud Suitability Analysis)
  • Identification of issues and risk mitigation options (Migration workloads, Migration Path)
  • Evaluation of cost and capacity optimization possibilities (Business and Functional Validation)
  • Formulation of a roadmap toward the target state (Documentation, Hyper-care support, Transition to BaU Services)

Comparison of Cloud Migrations Strategies

Lif and shift
Faster and easier

Need reoptimization later

Least risky as changes are minimal

Easy to move

Does not benefit from cloud-native features

Least expensive but long-term cloud costs might increase due to lack of optimization

Cloud Native
Complex and time-intensive

Mature solution built to leverage cloud frameworks and functionalities

Higher risk due to multiple changes

Vendor lock-in

Takes full advantage of cloud-native functionalities

Minimizes long-term cloud costs though short-term cost are higher

Does not take as long as the cloud-native approach

Finds a middle ground with code alone migrated to containers and the rest built as cloud-native solutions

Risk involved can be limited with smart use of container features


Benefits from base cloud features such as scalability

Increased short-term costs and lower long-term cloud costs