Cloud Enablement


Cloud Enablement


What does the cloud mean to you? Let’s find out.

The definition of cloud is different to every organization, and there is certainly no “one-size-fits-all” cloud solution. Why do you want to go there? What are your needs and the potential benefits? What are the obstacles? What are your barriers to getting there? Is the cloud secure? IDS can help you find the answers with a Cloud Enablement Assessment. It’s the first and most important step in your journey to the cloud.

Are cloud services the right fit? We’ll help you find the answer.

What does cloud enablement mean?

Five questions we answer.

Create your organization’s definition of cloud with the help of our proven collaborative and methodical process that we implement using our proven four-phase methodology. Our consultation is highly detailed with these five questions being just a few of the key areas we explore.

  • How does cloud computing fit with your business objectives as it relates to internal resources, organizational structure, compliance, security and other variables?
  • What is the financial impact of the cloud, and what are the costs, risks, pros, and cons in comparison to your current infrastructure, storage and operational model?
  • What application interdependencies exist and how will those applications behave if they are moved out of the data center?
  • How will users access applications that are moved to the cloud, and do you need to evaluate new access mechanisms?
  • How will your IT team manage the operational side of the cloud, such as integrating with cloud providers, monitoring applications, and retiring underutilized ones?

The IDS Cloud Enablement Assessment.

It’s cloud agnostic.

Cloud-agnostic Approach

Although IDS offers cloud services via the IDS Cloud, this solution is completely cloud-agnostic. Our four-phase approach is an impartial framework that results in completely unbiased recommendations and deliverables so you can make informed decisions going forward. The engagement will leave you with a clear definition of cloud for your organization, as well as criteria to use when evaluating cloud providers. We can even help you take that final step by creating RFP documentation for the cloud providers you are evaluating.

Crucial Steps & Deliverables

  • Detailed assessment and documentation of your existing technology environment
  • SWOT Analysis and optional Gap Assessment for a fresh external perspective
  • Identification of projects that need particular attention or prioritization
  • Determination of the type of cloud that will work best – public, private, hybrid – based on a thorough risk analysis of business and applications requirements
  • Several hands-on sessions, culminating in a one-day workshop where, projects, priorities and budgets are reviewed with your IT leadership

Our assessment will give you a clear definition of cloud for your business, as well as criteria to evaluate cloud providers.