Comprehensive cloud solutions

Cloud technologies are not just about utilizing technologies, but a step towards an end-to-end digital service environment.

Towards secure, scalable, and cost-effective digital services

Cloud services are here to stay and new ready-made software is no longer developed for the customer to install themselves. Cloud technology plays a big role in improving job efficiency and agility.

Cloud enables:

  • Open and agile corporate culture which leads to more satisfied developers
  • Resource allocation to develop services that generate revenue
  • Easy implementation of new technologies
  • Flexible development of services and software and continuous release rhythm
  • Continuous quality assurance and test automation to improve customer satisfaction and reduce manual work
  • Business planning in the longer run as operations are easily scalable



1. Cloud adoption strategy ensures secure and managed development

With the help of cloud adoption strategy, you guide the adoption of cloud technology with business activities as a priority. A clear strategy and plan to reach the goals guide the cloud adoption in the right direction.

A good cloud adoption strategy:

  • Identifies business objectives and changes in the environment
  • Pays attention to staff competence and helps to shift into the era of cloud solutions
  • Considers the things for which cloud technology is useful, but also things that can remain as they were before
  • Identifies steps to enable efficient cloud adoption
  • Observes the current state of IT service production and helps to identify potential for cloud adoption


2. Building a solid and secure foundation

Just like in building skyscrapers, the successful adoption of public cloud services relies on rock-solid foundations. A well-designed cloud base ensures fluent working and resource optimization. It is a standardized environment that is consistent with your organisation’s specifications and can be managed centrally. However, this management doesn’t restrain the rapid and autonomous operation of application teams but instead enables an open and agile culture.

Benefits of a solid cloud base:

  • Transparent and predictable cost culture
  • Resources are configured securely and in line with the organisation’s guidelines
  • User management responds to the needs of the organisation
  • Expanding to new use cases is easy


3. Migrate and renew

Many organisational workloads can be moved to the cloud in order to optimize costs, scale on-demand, and improve the security of your applications and workloads. Typically, organisations start thinking about cloud migration at a time when existing data center contracts are expiring, vendor support for applications is about to end, or server hardware is getting obsolete.

The three phases of a successful migration:

  1. Assess your current situation:
    Careful specification work helps you select the right migration method and set goals, as well as allocate the right resources and define a budget.
  2. Select the migration method and move to the cloud:
    The right migration method can be chosen based on the workload to be migrated and the goals set in your cloud strategy. The method chosen has impacts on both the migration costs and the potential benefits.
  3. Publish:
    Once the migration is done, you should test the workload, document, and optimize your work. After this, it can be published.


4. Scale, maintain and improve

Once your first migrations have been completed and you are moving steadily forward on your cloud journey, it is time to look further into the future. Your next step is to consider how you can scale up your cloud environment and what kinds of new services you can build on your cloud platforms.

Important to consider also in the future:

  • Remember to document even the smallest changes.
  • Be prepared to update the cloud governance model and the cloud landing zone.
  • Ensure that your organisation has sufficient expertise in supervising and directing the implementation of new solutions.
  • Be prepared for workload growth and acquiring the necessary resources as the number of cloud solutions increases.

How to succeed in cloud adoption?

The Succeed in Cloud Adoption guide contains the steps for a successful change from building and maintaining ICT infrastructure to fast and secure service production.

Download the guide

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Jussi Puustinen

Cloud & Continuous Services

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