Cloud Services

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Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating your enterprise into the cloud can be a daunting task. Edge’s experts can make your transition an efficient process so you can start delivering the benefits of the cloud to your organization sooner.

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Innovating in the Cloud

Speed to market and effective use of an organization’s data are two of the most compelling use cases for the cloud. Edge has specific expertise in selecting and implementing cloud technologies to help our clients stay ahead of the competition.

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Managing the Cloud

IT doesn’t deliver value just by keeping the lights on. Edge can manage the day-to-day operation of your cloud environment to your services levels, allowing your team to focus on innovation and delivering game-changing value to your stakeholders.

 

Our Cloud Services Offerings

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Cloud Strategy, Planning & Architecture

Thorough evaluation of your current IT environment and careful planning of your cloud deployment are vital to the success of your cloud initiatives. Starting with a two day on-site workshop but continuing for several weeks, Edge’s experts will lead your team through a comprehensive evaluation and planning process to:

  • Review your organization’s key requirements, current needs and future goals for using cloud infrastructure

  • Provide an overview of our process and establish a project governance plan

  • Jointly craft a customized and realistic plan to ensure a successful journey from where you are to where you want to be

  • Develop metrics to ensure that your project stays on track, achieves your goals and delivers the desired benefits

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Building the Cloud

The next phase of the process takes your cloud deployment plan and makes it a reality. Edge’s experts will collaborate with your team to:

  • Build a pilot cloud environment according to your requirements

  • Migrate key applications identified in the planning process

  • Test use cases and validate that operational goals are achieved

  • Establish the cloud governance structure, implement controls and identify teams

  • Create and test processes for cloud migration and cloud management

  • Validate metrics to ensure that operational and financial goals are met or exceeded

  • Utilize lessons learned to prepare for your organization’s full cloud deployment

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Cloud Migration

After a successful pilot, your organization will be ready to reap the full benefits of a cloud deployment. The scope and schedule of your organization’s cloud migration will be unique to your goals, but will also include best practices for successful cloud migrations:

  • Amendment of the cloud migration plan based on lessons learned in the pilot

  • Organize the core project teams to govern the migration

  • Implement the governance structure and controls to properly manage the service

  • Establish a “migration factory” with the correct people, processes and tools for repeatable results, enhanced speed and minimized errors

  • Full migration of data and workloads

  • Post-migration support and knowledge transfer

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Cloud Managed Services

Once your migration to the cloud is complete, Edge’s staff can also provide day-to-day management of your cloud environment while your organization retains strategic control.  Our cloud managed services can meet your unique operational goals, allowing your resources to be focused on strategy and innovation to meet your customers’ needs:

  • Fully managed service with options for onshore and offshore support

  • Customized architectural and operational requirements to meet your required performance and service levels

  • Automation of deployment and configuration

  • Data backup and disaster recovery

  • Reporting for effective governance and audit requirements

  • 24x7 incident and security monitoring

  • Integration with multi-cloud and on-premise environments