Before you invest in a cloud-based solution, Spearhead makes sure it meets critical business and technical criteria. We also make sure that the solution is implemented according to the best industry practices.

The Ideal Cloud

The decision to move all or some of your IT infrastructure to the cloud is one of the most important business decisions you will make. On the one hand, the cloud offers tremendous economic and operational benefits. Those include reducing your total cost of ownership, the ability to access applications and data from anywhere, a predictable cost model, far lower capital expense, agility and scalability, and the assurance that your technology is always up to date. On the other hand, a cloud migration also raises legitimate questions:

  • Will my data be secure?
  • How will my infrastructure align with my business challenges and objectives?
  • How best (if at all) can I leverage my legacy IT investments?
  • Which type(s) of cloud are right for me: public, private, or hybrid?
  • How much of my operations and infrastructure should I migrate to the cloud?
  • How exactly will my cloud migration be carried out and with what disruption?

The right answers are critical — and different for every organization. Finding them requires deep knowledge of both the cloud providers and your organization — how both can and do work together. That’s where Spearhead comes in. We help you achieve the ideal cloud solution in three key ways:

Infrastructure Analysis

We offer a complete top-to-bottom assessment of your current IT infrastructure services from both a technology and business perspective. This assessment helps us to completely understand the potential benefits a cloud solution might offer. Areas we look at include:

  • Applications
  • Disaster recovery
  • Legacy investments
  • Geographic locations
  • Business volatility
  • IT workloads
  • Compliance
  • Staffing
  • Need to own

Cloud Provider Survey

Spearhead has deep experience with all major cloud service providers, including both public and private cloud vendors. Therefore, we can provide you with a complete overview, including a particular provider’s pluses and minuses in areas like:

  • Managed services range
  • Contract terms
  • SLAs
  • Awards won
  • Customer portal
  • Physical facilities
  • Consulting services
  • Geographic coverage
  • Provisioning automation
  • Cost
  • Security
  • Applications as a Service
  • Cloud Migration

By combining our analysis of your infrastructure needs with our deep industry knowledge of cloud providers and practices, Spearhead will develop and execute a comprehensive plan that best achieves your ideal cloud solution, including help with:

Cloud Architecture

Equipment build-out

Post-migration support

Vendor negotiations

Implementation run book

Migration timetable

Service selections

Backup and recovery

Purposing legacy assets

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