Honeycomb Housing (HCH) required cloud migration strategic review services which would be used to support the later cloud migration services project.
HCH trusted partner Golden Marzipan who are providing business consultancy services used their expertise to assist the A4S team to fully understand the clients needs.
This assurance project took place in May 2022.
HCH are in the process of improving their business processes.
Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications, and IT infrastructure from on-premises data centers to the cloud. While cloud migration offers many benefits, such as improved scalability, reduced costs, and increased agility, there are also several challenges and considerations that organizations should be aware of. Here are some of the main challenges and approaches to cloud migration:
Cloud migration offers significant benefits but it requires a careful consideration of requirements which must be detailed through well-defined strategy and objectives.
Cloud migration strategy and planning is a complex process which HCH reached out to A4S Cloud Solutions to provide support for.
The Cloud Strategy Team at A4S worked close with the engaging HCH IT Services teams and would follow the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework guidance to give the client the best levels of assurance.
The A4S team would undertake a thorough review and would provide a cloud migration strategy report details areas such as those listed below:
A4S Cloud Solutions provides cloud adoption and support services, which cloud strategy is a part of. A4S utilise the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework approach which includes features such as the below:
Overall, the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework provides a comprehensive set of guidance and best practices for organizations looking to adopt Microsoft Azure. It is designed to be flexible, adaptable, and customizable, and it includes guidance on all aspects of cloud adoption, from planning to governance.
The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) offers many benefits for organizations looking to adopt Microsoft Azure. Here are some of the main benefits of the CAF:
The Honeycomb Housing IT support team were able utilise the produced report to guide their later procurement efforts to source a partner to deliver their cloud migration.
As A4S continue to evolve and improve their IT cloud adoption services we believe our clients will benefit from an ever greater degree in the future.
Honeycomb Group is a team of social-minded brands championing happy homes in their region by providing services and support that help people across Staffordshire and its surrounding areas feel secure, connected, and confident.
We recommend reviewing their ‘who we are’ section for more information: https://www.honeycombgroup.org.uk/who-we-are/
“I am happy to share that the consultancy services provided by A4S Cloud Solutions have been exceptional. Their team of experts worked closely with our organization to review our current environment and develop potential options for a cloud migration plan that aligned with our business goals and objectives. Working with us at a pre-procurement stage of our transformation plans, their guidance on the different technologies available in cloud architecture and governance has been invaluable in helping us to see the ‘art of the possible’ for future ICT transformations. Their approach is flexible and customized, and they are a brilliant bunch of people to work with.
Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the services provided by A4S and would highly recommend them to other organisations”
Richard Ball, Head of ICT, Honeycomb Group