Discovery and Design

Keep cloud migration projects on time, on budget and on point with our Discovery and Design process

Outcome-focused from the start

When cloud migration is managed effectively from day one, it’s more likely to deliver successful outcomes without breaking the budget or the deadline.

Investing in Discovery and Design upfront helps make this happen. Project goals are properly defined along with any improvements needed for workloads to perform well in the cloud. Potential risks are also accounted for so they can be dealt with proactively.

Stakeholder expectations are aligned, meaning all parties involved in the migration can work efficiently and collaboratively. Once migration begins, emerging issues are resolved quickly because everyone is clear on the desired endpoint.

Our Discovery and Design service

This standalone service includes analysis, planning and cloud architecture guidance ahead of cloud migration. It scopes out the migration, identifying what needs to happen when to achieve the project goals. Issues that might stall progress are identified so they can be accounted for in the migration strategy.

A flexible plan to guide cloud migration success

We hold a series of discovery workshops with key members of your team to ensure a detailed understanding of requirements and potential challenges. This is complemented with additional desk-based discovery work where we assess the existing architecture. From here, we create an architectural design document and a high-level plan that enables work to get started but has the flexibility to accommodate changing circumstances.

  • Discovery workshops with key stakeholders
  • Cloud architecture design document
  • Migration backlog and high-level plan
  • Proposals verified by cloud engineering experts
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DevOpsGroup Discovery and Design deliverable - Discovery workshops with key stakeholders

Discovery workshops with key stakeholders

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Cloud architecture design document

DevOpsGroup Discovery and Design deliverable - Migration backlog and high-level plan

Migration backlog and high-level plan

DevOpsGroup Discovery and Design deliverable - Proposals verified by cloud engineering experts

Proposals verified by cloud engineering experts

Get set for seamless migration to the cloud

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A predictable but flexible approach

Discovery and Design sets out the parameters for migration, but it doesn’t involve detailed planning. This means activity can get underway, but it can also adapt easily if issues are encountered.

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Avoid unexpected costs and delays

Scope-creep is a common problem during cloud migration, driving up costs and making it hard to hit deadlines. This is less likely to happen when everyone understands project goals and deadlines.

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Reduce risks, maximise benefits

The Discovery and Design process identifies ‘unknown unknowns’ that could threaten migration success. Potential risks are addressed, and cloud engineering experts validate the strategy.

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Align stakeholder expectations

When everyone knows what needs to be achieved when, it brings clarity and cohesion. Any decision-making that needs to happen during the migration will be quick, well-informed and effective.

Why choose DevOpsGroup?

Our AWS and Azure cloud specialists are at the head of their game. We’ve handled hundreds of complex migrations, so we know all about what can go wrong, and how to ensure it goes right. When you engage us for Discovery and Design, we’ll get to the heart of your cloud migration goals and give you the guidance you need to achieve them.

  • Advanced AWS Consulting Partner (with Migration and DevOps Competencies)
  • Microsoft Gold Partner (incorporating DevOps and Cloud Platforms)
  • Expert cloud engineers and consultants who care about client success
  • Experienced in the successful handling of complex, high-risk migrations
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Advanced AWS Consulting Partner

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Microsoft Gold Partner

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Expert cloud engineers and consultants

DevOpsGroup Discovery and Design deliverable - Experienced in complex, high-risk migrations

Experienced in complex, high-risk migrations

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