Why Is CAF Critical To Cloud Adoption?

An all too familiar scenario playing out in numerous organisations today is a rapid push onto the Cloud.  Typically this entails a technical division getting approval to migrate a workload onto to the Cloud, or establish a new project on AWS EC2 instances.

Fast forward a few months and the organisation’s cloud adoption seems to be progressing fairly well.  More and more teams and applications are running on AWS, but it’s around this time that cost and management have started spiralling out of control.  A quick survey of the organisation’s AWS account reveals there are users, instances and various other resources running out of control “on the cloud”.  The typical issues many organisations have wrestled with in their traditional infrastructure space has been directly translated onto the Cloud.  Now the financial controller and other executives are starting to question the whole Cloud strategy.  What exactly has gone wrong here?

Whether you’re prototyping a small proof of concept (POC) or looking to migrate your entire organisation into the Cloud, if you fail to adhere to a Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and form a Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), it won’t be a case of if the wheels fall off the wagon, but when.

Think of the CAF as a structured roadmap that outlines how and when you’re going to migrate onto the Cloud, and the CCoE as the project leadership team who will be able to execute the CAF in a manner that will guarantee results.

The CAF looks at Cloud Adoption from six different perspectives. Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security and Operations.

 

It ensures that no matter what project you have in mind, the broader implications of Cloud adoption are highlighted and worked through.  If you’ve ever been privy to the disaster an ad-hoc technology lead adoption results in, you’ll truly appreciate how critical CAF is to successful Cloud transformation.

Consegna specialise in running CAF workshops for organisations to ensure success with end to end Cloud transformation, both from a Business and Technical perspective, for complete Cloud adoption.  For a coffee and chat about CAF and how it can ensure the success of your Cloud migration and digital transformation, contact sales@consegna.cloud for a catch up.

How Do You Assess A Trusted Cloud Partner?

When it comes to digital transformation and cloud adoption, a trusted advisor with the right experience is a crucial component to your success.  How do you evaluate your options?

Case studies such as the one recently published by Consegna.Cloud, highlight the challenges and solutions provided, giving key decision makers essential insights into the scope and scale of other projects in relation to their own.

 

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Key points of interest in the case study are identifying the complexity of the project.  For example, in the QV case study Consegna recently published, the existing systems were almost twenty years old, so a mature system with a lot of legacy components.  Thus, a high level of complexity.

Case studies also highlight the key benefits the project delivered.  In the case of QV, over 50% savings on Infrastructure costs alone.  Please look for these key metrics as you read through the case study.

Such artefacts are useful in establishing the evidence based capabilities that Consegna, a trusted Cloud advisor, possess.  Feel free to contact the Consegna team to ascertain how your project compares to the QV project.  Simply email sales@consegna.cloud  to start the conversation.

CIO Covers Consegna Launch

The official Consegna launch at The Seafarers Building in Britomart was recently reported in CIO from IDG.

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The article covers some other movers and shakers in the industry along with some photos from the evening.

Great coverage always appreciated by the Consegna team.

Consegna Official Launch

Last Thursday evening Consegna were proud to host clients and business partners to their official launch at Seafarers in Auckland.

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The evening was a great success with Tim Dacombe-Bird, Country Manager of AWS speaking, along with customer presentations from Liz Cawson of AMP and Duncan Reed from QV, both highlighting the working partnerships they have with Consegna and AWS.

Thank you to AWS, Megaport & Symantec for their support on the night. More photos on https://lnkd.in/g9Xe_i6

NZ First For Consegna!

Consegna is delighted to announce that we are the first AWS Partner in New Zealand to receive the accreditation of ​AWS Server Mass Migration Service. ​ ​

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As part of the AWS Service Delivery Programme, Server Migration Service (SMS) is an agentless service which makes it easier and faster for our customers to migrate on-premise workloads to AWS. ​ ​

SMS allows customers to automate, schedule, and track incremental replications of live server volumes, making it easier for organisations to coordinate large-scale server migrations. ​ ​Congratulations to the team ​who are now leveraging Mass Migration Services as one of Consegna’s areas of ​specialisation​.

How to Save Big Dollars on Direct Connect Costs

Our COO Michael Butler recently published an entertaining and insightful look into how you can save yourself time and money on Direct Connects.

” Having spent many years in the instant gratification world of AWS I find myself getting (unreasonably) frustrated when the IT services I want to use don’t align with the commercial models of public cloud

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Find out what Mike discovered in Software Defined Networking & the confessions of a network engineer in the cloud and how you can benefit from Mike’s insights.

Sydney AWS Partner Summit

We are thrilled ​with the Amazon Web Services​ and ​​customer recognition highlighted at the Sydney AWS Partner Summit held 4 April​,​ 2017.

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A superb achievement for the Consegna team​,​ surrounded by our New Zealand and Australian based partners and colleagues.

Thank you to QV for their continued support and congratulations also to the other AWS Partners who achieved recognition for “Customers Innovating on AWS with APN Partners”.