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Cloud Strategy & Adoption
ROAM’S ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY SERVICES ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF DIVERSE ENTERPRISES INCLUDING SENSITIVE AND CRITICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE BUSINESS.
The cloud has become an essential part of the IT landscape, offering organizations of all sizes the ability to access powerful resources and services on-demand. However, developing and implementing a cloud strategy can be challenging. At ROAM, we offer a range of cloud strategy and adoption consulting services to help organizations take advantage of the benefits of the cloud while minimizing the risks.
Our Cloud Strategy and Adoption Services include:
- Cloud Strategy Development: We work with you to understand your organization’s business objectives and develop a comprehensive cloud strategy that aligns with them. This includes identifying the right mix of cloud services and deployment models to support your goals, and a timeline for implementation.
- Cloud Architecture Design: We design the cloud architecture that aligns with the organization’s business and technology requirements, ensuring that the design is scalable, secure, and compliant.
- Cloud Migration Planning: We help you plan and execute a seamless migration to the cloud, minimizing disruption to your business operations.
- Cloud Optimization: We work with you to optimize your cloud environment, ensuring that you are getting the most value out of your cloud investment.
- Cloud Governance: We establish a framework for cloud governance, ensuring alignment between IT and business objectives, transparency, and accountability.
- Cloud Security: We assess your organization’s security posture and develop a plan to protect sensitive data and systems in the cloud.
- Cloud Cost Management: We help you optimize your cloud costs by identifying areas of overspending and providing recommendations for cost-effective solutions.
- Cloud Training and Support: Our team of experts provide training and ongoing support to ensure that your organization is getting the most out of your cloud investment.
There are 4 main types of cloud computing:
Private Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units). It may be owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises.
Public Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.
Hybrid Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds).
Multi-clouds/Community Clouds: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be owned, managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations in the community, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises.
There are also 3 primary types of cloud computing services:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).
Platform as a Service (PaaS): The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.
Software as a Service (SaaS): The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.
*Definitions from NIST Special Publication 800-145
Choosing a cloud type or cloud service is a unique decision. No two clouds are the same (even if they’re the same type), and no two cloud services are used to solve the same problem(s). Let ROAM guide you through the process of identifying the most appropriate cloud strategy for your business.
Our team will identify and learn the detailed workings of your business, assess specific requirements to be transformed into the cloud, create a transition plan, and define a cloud strategy to meet current and future business needs.