Assessment & Strategy¶
You want to adopt and consume new technology at the optimal price and performance level. And you need it to deliver value quickly. But to make that happen, you need the right technology strategy, stakeholder engagement across the business, and a structured, successful approach to business change. Our advisory and delivery consultants are on hand to guide your business approach to technology adoption. We'll engage your stakeholders to build the case for change, set clear expectations, and present strategic options based on high-level technical and business analysis.
|What we do||What it means for our customers|
|Help define the role of the technology and what it should deliver for the customer||An unbiased perspective on the right adoption strategy for the customer's organization|
|Review the current service model to assess operational readiness||A service-driven approach to consumption and guiding principles that govern its use|
|Identify and engage key stakeholders, aligning business and technology units||Implement an organization policy for stakeholders across the business to buy into 'the why'|
|Translate the customer's business requirements into technical specifications||An enterprise architecture view of the future|
|Profile the application landscape to understand the impact of change||A clear understanding of the costs and benefits contributing to your ROI|
Cloud Strategy Assessment
Built on Rackspace's expertise across on-premise and all leading public and private clouds, we offer in-depth guidance and best practices for accelerating your cloud transformation ,setting out a clear strategy for your business that includes gap and feasibility analysis, cloud maturity assessments (including people, processes, and technology), and defined transformation planning.
Cloud Readiness Assessment
Most organizations realize the benefits of cloud but struggle to develop a concise roadmap with the clarity and applicable steps required to get the most value from their cloud adoption. With a Cloud Readiness Assessment from Rackspace, our experts complete an unbiased analysis of your workloads using multiple cost, security and performance variables to provide you with a practical and data-driven recommendation and roadmap for moving workloads to the cloud.
Cloud Decision Maker
Based on years of deploying and managing clouds at scale for customers, we help remove subjectivity and ambiguity from your platform choices. Our consulting architects apply a battle-tested structured assessment approach, to determine which cloud platform(s) and services best fit your overall cloud adoption strategy and business.
Cloud Adoption Blueprint
A practical consulting engagement that helps define what cloud should deliver for the customer’s business. Rackspace experts collaborate with the organization’s in-house team to design a high-level strategy that contrasts current state with the organization’s cloud vision, outlining impact, timelines, risks, costs and architectural and resource considerations.
Cloud Transformation Foundations
Rackspace experts collaborate with customers to assess and develop core capabilities across governance, service management and architecture, setting realistic cloud objectives and designing an operational roadmap that makes sense in the context of the organization’s business.
Business infrastructures are continually changing and its not uncommon for organizations to lose accurate visibility of their IT estate. The Technology Profiling service helps organizations discover, clarify and document the relevant characteristics of their infrastructure, application and services in the context of their business as they prepare for change.
Rackspace Load Testing identifies site and application weaknesses under stress, and then provides remediation recommendations to help maximize performance.
Our experts guide a customer's evaluation of vendors and in-house options to help contribute to or execute their solution. We assist in leveraging the solution design to conduct a cost benefit analysis of different vendors and in-house options, engaging with the users to determine vendor fit from a technical and cultural aspect, providing insights from other clients and offering a final recommendation on vendor options.