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Cloud Strategy and Planning Services

To modernize your business by consuming cloud resources you need to develop a strategy to understand the scope of transformation and ensure it is right for your business, financially viable and that it will deliver positive business outcomes.

Tectrade has a history spanning over 3 decades of delivering crucial services that organizations rely on to perform their day-to-day business operations. We have proven experience in managing and securing technology whilst supporting our clients’ businesses through vital periods of change. 

Many IT leaders are kept awake at night worrying about how to transform their business successfully to meet the demands of the Board, Investors, and line of business leaders. 

Overcome Key Challenges in Cloud Strategy and Planning

A successful cloud strategy relies on getting the foundations right. 

Our assessment and financial modeling components have been designed to meet industry best practice frameworks and will help you address key challenges in planning your cloud strategy, including:

  • How do I get more agility, speed, and performance from my IT assets?
  • How do I decide between private cloud and public cloud?
  • How do I factor in both private and public cloud for my business’ short or medium-term IT strategy?
  • How do I decide which applications to take to the cloud?
  • How do I control shadow IT workloads consuming more resources than the value they deliver?
  • How do I address changes in my organization after a cloud migration?
  • How do I find cloud-enabled IT resources to support my team?

Cloud Transformation Process

Our team of Cloud Experts has devised a methodology to support clients through the cloud transformation process.

In the initial phase, we work with your team to Collate, Collect or Create the artifacts required to assess your technology environment, infrastructure, workloads, and applications.

Then we explore your business requirements and map out your current operating model in a pre-assessment workshop. During the workshop, our experts will guide you through several ‘art of the possible’ capabilities aligned to your business requirements.

The next step assesses each of the applications, supporting infrastructure, and business workloads within your existing estate for cloud readiness.

Our service includes financial modeling and real-sizing workloads to help you determine which applications and data should be moved to a cloud environment and the appropriate delivery models (public, private or hybrid cloud) will be supported moving forward.

Cloud Migration Planning and Analysis

During the planning phase, we help you to build out infrastructure maps that show key dependencies between applications. We take the dependency and infrastructure architecture information and develop a RAG Application Migration Report. The red-amber-green report is used to clearly identify, with a simple traffic light system, the status of each application and its cloud readiness. 

Cloud Migration Risk and Compliance

We understand the complexities and risks involved in moving workloads to the cloud, and the impact it can have on any interconnected applications. Where systems can only identify physical connections, we work directly with your application owners to understand both business and system dependencies in order to de-risk the migration within the migration wave planning.

Cloud Migration Gap Analysis

During the gap analysis phase, we take the RAG Application Migration Report and establish the viability of running each of your existing workloads in the different cloud hosting scenarios discussed within the planning process. Alongside analysis of the applications architecture, dependencies, performance footprint, migration effort, and ongoing overheads, we will review additional elements of the strategy in order to identify any areas which require additional focus.

Cloud Migration Roadmap and Cost Estimation

Applications are grouped depending on interconnectivity and dependencies, then modified with insights from our assessment tooling and infrastructure mapping processes. Tectrade will present all findings in a workshop to outline the Application Migration Roadmap and review the proposed strategy with your team. We’ll share a comparison total cost of ownership (TCO) of the suggested target operating model, which includes running applications in the public cloud compared to running them on-premises or in a hybrid cloud architecture.


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Leading technology partnerships


We built our business by solving the toughest data protection and recovery challenges. On our journey, we have assembled a market leading portfolio of technology partners that solve specific challenges for clients. We are able to combine our partner's technologies with our expertise and managed service to deliver the outcome that is right for your business both in Data Protection and Recovery and Storage and Infrastructure.

We are experts in bringing multiple vendors together to meet your specific needs.


Proven track record

With international operations and 50+ technical specialists, we have helped hundreds of clients gain control of their data. Over 2/3rds of our people are in technical roles

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