Typically, there are five phases of an enterprise’s cloud transformation journey: Plan, Review, Optimize, Modernize, and Measure. Each phase individually contributes to increase agility and innovation and driving successful cloud adoption:
Phase 1: Plan
For many traditional enterprises that are planning to migrate to cloud environments, planning is their first phase of the cloud adoption journey. At this stage, enterprises need to first create a blueprint and establish a working foundation for executing a successful cloud strategy, then use a cloud pilot to evaluate success.
Phase 2: Review
After planning the cloud migration strategy and instrumenting everything, detecting and troubleshooting potential issues that could occur before and during the migration is essential. Companies also need to validate the migration by measuring app performance and soliciting customer feedback. The overarching goal of this phase is to accelerate migration and reduce risk.
Phase 3: Optimize
The cloud optimization phase is a process to analyze the allocation of cloud resources and right-size your environment to optimize costs. This process ensures you receive maximum value from the cloud migration process and minimize cloud spend.
Phase 4: Modernize
Many of today’s legacy businesses need to evolve quickly to meet changing business needs and remain competitive. Successful digital transformation depends on applications’ efficiency and productivity. Application modernization enables organizations to make smart, data-driven decisions and respond rapidly to market changes by utilizing modern technologies and processes.
Phase 5: Measure
The ultimate goal of cloud adoption is to accelerate innovation while delivering excellent customer experiences. This requires continuous optimization and real-time analytics of applications and infrastructure. Measuring business impact with KPIs is also a vital element to digital business flourishing.