Imagine deciding to build your dream house on a hill overlooking the city. You’ve scoped out the views, picked the most primo lot and bought the land. Now what if you answered “pour concrete”? I would predict a long and painful journey. Most of us wouldn’t dream of skipping the steps where we seek out expert opinions, discuss our requirements with our significant other, hire an architect for the house’s design, and plan the building’s construction with our contractor.

Yet every year, major organizations make serious – and costly – mistakes when planning their move to the cloud. In fact, up to 57 percent of enterprises report stalled or failed cloud migrations. Candid Partners regularly works with organizations to strategize and guide their journey to the cloud and are launching our blog to share our insights, innovation and best practice. We hope that this blog will help even more people navigate cloud migration and tackle their toughest tech challenges.

Now let’s dive into the journey to the cloud.

PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD

Why do so many cloud migrations stall or fail? A study points to two reasons for cloud migration failures.

Of the organizations surveyed:

  • 55% stated that they lacked a clearly defined business case for cloud migration
  • 44% admitted to insufficient planning

Public cloud vendors provide an amazing array of tools and services to help with cloud migrations, but you still have to plan.
At Candid Partners, we’ve helped many large, forward-thinking companies navigate this impasse and successfully migrate to the cloud. What we’ve learned is that it is a journey that involves careful and detailed planning and execution from both a business and technical perspective.
Giving you the know-how to effectively plan is what Candid Partners is all about. Based on years of experience, we’ve created and refined our framework, Candid Cloud Factory. This integration framework is advanced, automated and agile. It guides organizations in:

  • Defining the business problem to be solved and the value proposition of using the public cloud.
  • Understanding the current business and technical conditions, evaluating options and defining the technology path forward.
  • Implementing the organizational, process, and technical components required for the public cloud solution.
  • Establishing new public cloud architectures and efficiently and securely deploying applications, services and infrastructure.
  • Providing hypercare through steady state support for the new cloud based applications.
  • Innovating and realizing the business value enabled by the newly implemented public cloud platform.

What Can You Expect from the Candid Partners Blog?

In future posts, we’ll share more about the stages in the cloud journey as well as stories from the trenches on innovative solutions to complex tech challenges. We’ll also share details on our software tool, Volker, which which helps automate factory-scale cloud migrations and ensure regulatory compliance both pre- and post-deployment.

Bookmark our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so you don’t miss any future posts. Use our blog as a resource for valuable content that guides your technology approach, including:

  • Innovative uses of public cloud technology
  • Strategies for optimizing your cloud computing spend
  • Customer success stories
  • Methods that lead to change transformation
  • Expert tips on making the most of your technology investments