Cloud Journey

Navigating the Path to Successful Cloud Adoption

At Red8, we invite you to take a cloud journey with us. Here, we help build a customized Cloud Journey with you and your team, tailored to your current and foreseeable future needs. Our team of engineers and consultants will assist your organization in figuring out what exciting things we can do for you in the cloud. Wherever you may be, cloud offerings are so wide that we can help you maximize the benefits, improving your systems along the way.

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Where are you in your Cloud Journey?

 

Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) for Azure is a full lifecycle framework that enables cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers to achieve their cloud adoption goals. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that help you create and implement business and technology strategies for the cloud.

Following best practices for the Cloud Adoption Framework allows your organization to better align business and technical strategies and ensure success.

Red8’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) workshop is a series of eight one-hour sessions where a Cloud Architect walks an organization through Microsoft’s CAF documentation.  An organization can obviously read through and implement it themselves, but this is a guided approach with some real-world insights and recommendations.

Landing Zones

An Azure landing zone is the output of a multi-subscription Azure environment that accounts for scale, security governance, networking, and identity. An Azure landing zone enables application migration, modernization, and innovation at enterprise-scale in Azure. This approach considers all platform resources that are required to support the customer’s application portfolio and doesn’t differentiate between infrastructure as a service or platform as a service.

Azure Migrate

Some customers are ready to move workloads to the cloud, and Red8 can help facilitate that with Azure Migrate.

Azure Migrate provides a simplified migration, modernization, and optimization service for Azure. All pre-migration steps such as discovery, assessments, and right-sizing of on-premises resources are included for infrastructure, data, and applications. Azure Migrate’s extensible framework allows for integration of third-party tools.

Well-Architected Review (WAR)

Have you already migrated workloads to the cloud? Are you taking advantage of all the cloud benefits, or just moving a VM from one DataCenter to another.  With a Well-Architected Review, you’ll know where your applications can benefit from Cloud Technologies.The Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of guiding tenets that  can be used to improve the quality of a workload.

The Framework Consists of Five Pillars of Architectural Excellence:

DevOps / IAC

Red8 helps all its customers to utilize the latest in DevOps technologies.  DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC) can help streamline cloud operations and reduce mistakes and downtime as your organization grows into the cloud.

Workshops

Red8 can present custom GitOps workshops to help all IT departments benefit from GitOps and IAC.  Red8 has helped many of it’s customers become much more efficient in implementing changes in all areas of their operations : Cloud, Network, Firewall, Security, Infrastructure.

Become More Efficient in All Areas of Operations Including

Assessments

Red8 has over a dozen assessments to choose from for your Cloud Journey. These are quick engagements to help you understand multiple areas of your journey:

  • Cloud Journey / Adoption strategy
  • Landing Zone review
  • DevOps capability
  • Governance benchmarking
  • Data Services well-architected-review

 

Where are you in your Cloud Journey?

 

Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)

The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) for Azure is a full lifecycle framework that enables cloud architects, IT professionals, and business decision makers to achieve their cloud adoption goals. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that help you create and implement business and technology strategies for the cloud.

Following best practices for the Cloud Adoption Framework allows your organization to better align business and technical strategies and ensure success.

Red8’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) workshop is a series of eight one-hour sessions where a Cloud Architect walks an organization through Microsoft’s CAF documentation.  An organization can obviously read through and implement it themselves, but this is a guided approach with some real-world insights and recommendations.

Landing Zones

An Azure landing zone is the output of a multi-subscription Azure environment that accounts for scale, security governance, networking, and identity. An Azure landing zone enables application migration, modernization, and innovation at enterprise-scale in Azure. This approach considers all platform resources that are required to support the customer’s application portfolio and doesn’t differentiate between infrastructure as a service or platform as a service.

Azure Migrate

Some customers are ready to move workloads to the cloud, and Red8 can help facilitate that with Azure Migrate.

Azure Migrate provides a simplified migration, modernization, and optimization service for Azure. All pre-migration steps such as discovery, assessments, and right-sizing of on-premises resources are included for infrastructure, data, and applications. Azure Migrate’s extensible framework allows for integration of third-party tools.

Well-Architected Review (WAR)

Have you already migrated workloads to the cloud? Are you taking advantage of all the cloud benefits, or just moving a VM from one DataCenter to another.  With a Well-Architected Review, you’ll know where your applications can benefit from Cloud Technologies.The Azure Well-Architected Framework is a set of guiding tenets that  can be used to improve the quality of a workload.

The Framework Consists of Five Pillars of Architectural Excellence:

Cost Optimization
Reliability
Security
Operational Excellence
Performance Efficiency

DevOps / IAC

Red8 helps all its customers to utilize the latest in DevOps technologies.  DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code (IAC) can help streamline cloud operations and reduce mistakes and downtime as your organization grows into the cloud.

Workshops

Red8 can present custom GitOps workshops to help all IT departments benefit from GitOps and IAC.  Red8 has helped many of it’s customers become much more efficient in implementing changes in all areas of their operations : Cloud, Network, Firewall, Security, Infrastructure.

Become More Efficient in All Areas of Operations Including

Cloud
Network
Firewall
Security
Infrasctructure

Assessments

Red8 has over a dozen assessments to choose from for your Cloud Journey. These are quick engagements to help you understand multiple areas of your journey:

  • Cloud Journey / Adoption strategy
  • Landing Zone review
  • DevOps capability
  • Governance benchmarking
  • Data Services well-architected-review

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