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Workload migration assessment

Service description

The workload migration assessment provides an understanding of the application portfolio and how it can be migrated to the cloud.

More specifically it:

  • identifies the migration strategies that can be applied
  • quantifies the effort, cost, dependencies, and risks to execute migrations
  • informs the overall migration strategy, business case and plans
Delivery process
  • The process starts with a rapid discovery and assessment. This is a top-down approach that takes existing trust knowledge and quickly determines a scope, strategy and domain grouping across an application portfolio.
  • Using a decision tree, existing application portfolio data is mapped to migration strategies, this helps determine scope for further data discovery.
  • Applications are grouped by capability domain to understand the application architecture.
  • In parallel, a bottom-up assessment of trust hosting infrastructure and application deployments will take place utilising tooling to obtain detailed infrastructure, application and network data.
  • This data will join the initial application portfolio to enhance application attribute information.
  • A more complete decision tree and tooling are used to produce the second iteration of strategy mapping and application grouping, along with migration wave plans, total migration costs and a business case for migration.

Key products

Migration readiness assessment report

Present the migration strategy and roadmap.  Summarise the analysis and key findings of the migration assessment.

  • key findings and recommendations
  • application portfolio analysis
  • migration strategy / 7 R’s mapping
  • migration roadmap
  • cost of change
  • business case and TCO comparison
  • assessment methodology
  • supporting data and commentary
Workload migration assessment

Bottom-up assessment of each workload in the inventory identified by the discovery tool.

  • discovery data sheets
  • decision tree
  • decision-tree based analysis and recommendation
  • data quality scoreboard
  • summary pivot tables and graphs
  • file format: Excel.
Application migration strategy

Summarise the recommended migration approach to meet the stated migration objectives, over short, medium and long term planning horizons.

  • target design hypothesis for landing zones and accounts
  • proposed target state / final disposition of apps
  • migration method recommendations
Outline migration roadmap

Phase-wise sequence of migration activities over time to aid understanding of timescale and effort required to complete migration.


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Last edited: 29 June 2022 1:47 pm