Cloud Assessment

Whether your organization needs a cloud assessment, to build a complete disaster recovery plan, or to drive a total cloud infrastructure migration, Buchanan has worked with both small and enterprise accounts and can customize a solution that meets your needs. Buchanan has partnerships with IBM and Microsoft and will analyze and prepare a solution that best fits your needs using either a Microsoft Azure solution or an IBM Softlayer solution.

How Does It Work?

Step 1: Business stakeholder interviews are conducted to ensure strategic visions and top business functions are detailed
Step 2: A 3-tiered classification model is utilized with the data points necessary to detail which servers and applications can be migrated immediately, which need more research, and which need to stay on premise
Step 3: All existing inventory warranty status and mandatory spend is identified
Step 4: A summary of complex applications and all included components is provided
Step 5: Cloud recommendations are outlined
Step 6: An ROI analysis is created based on cloud recommendations

You Receive

  • Recommendations for Cloud based on experience and data points gathered by Cloud Assessment
  • ROI Analysis of Tier 1 recommendations
  • ROI and recommendations for cloud adoption for Tier 2 business applications
  • Roadmap, timeline and schedule to all steps need to adopt Cloud
  • Recommendations for SaaS as requirements are aligned to save, spend and increase value

Benefits

  • Buchanan provides all of the tools needed to inventory customer equipment, including server capacity
  • Reduces overall cost
  • Operational expense model saves on capital costs
  • Helps align future spending by categorizing specific servers and applications, while evolving the data center
  • Integration ensures hybrid data using cloud behaves as a single location
  • Cloud recommendations are agnostic and are provided to address each individual scenario.
  • Phased approach assures safety and security of all data
  • End user is top focus for all recommendations
  • Increases business responsiveness