IBM United Kingdom Ltd

IBM Cloud Implementation Planning and Assessment

Follow a structured analysis and assessment of your infrastructure, applications and financial ROI calculation to validate your current Cloud thinking, refresh strategy and your proposed implementation approach. Establish both the technical baseline and financial business case to deliver the means of effective transformation. Understand the implementation and migration requirements.


  • Validation of Current Strategy and Business Benefit
  • Discovery around cloud readiness of current environment
  • Development of Business Case - including Business Calue Assessment
  • Defines Cloud Governance with Security & Networking implications
  • Creation of Cloud Deployment Roadmap & Strategy
  • Strategies to overcome issues of new skills - knowledge exchnage
  • Provision of Cloud Essentials overviews


  • Align cloud strategy to control and meet business objectives
  • Highlight potential complexity and importance of information, at outset
  • Use Visualisation to enable understanding of applications and workloads
  • Highlights need and ability to deploy (Hybrid) solutions
  • Identify financial options to expand/realise business benefit
  • Understand current baselines and interdependencies (including Legislative/ Regulatory constraints)
  • Understand how to map business outcomes
  • Provision of (ratified) roadmap for introduction of cloud services


£680 to £1,787 a person a day

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Planning service
How the planning service works
IBM recognize the need to support organizations in planning for the implementation of Cloud hosting or cloud services, The service is based on a framework that has 5 phases and 12 activities.

This approach helps overcome confusion and the lack of clarity over what organizations should be doing and how to justify value from cloud adoption, avoiding organizations becoming surrounded with fears of “raised business risk”.

It may appear relatively easy to acquire a (simple) IaaS service, but configuring requires more planning and skills than may be present - this is what IBM seeks to support i.e. the ability to get started.

The IBM service has these 5 key phases:-
1. Validation of Current Strategy/Business Benefit ;
2. Discovery driving Cloud Readiness ;
3. Aligning Costs to Business Case;
4. Cloud Governance, Security & Networking; and
5. Deployment Roadmap & Strategy.

This approach enables planning meaning the:
- Identifying (the) appropriate financial modelling;
- Overcoming skills issues that limit ability to plan;
- Ability to determine workloads to provide most value;
- Making technical decisions needed to take advantage of today’s rapidly evolving cloud technologies;
- Evolving traditional operational management; and
- Creating an actionable roadmap.
Planning service works with specific services


Training service provided
How the training service works
Appropriate education is embedded as part of the Consultancy activities
Training is tied to specific services

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
How the setup or migration service works
It is important to state that migration requires an integrated team (organization and IBM) to expedite all aspects, especially including information gathering & planning. This is regardless of the focus being either migration to cloud or between clouds.

Secondly, there is a need for an effective element of discovery, hence IBM include steps to assess the current environment. This is a critical and should not be short circuited. This will extend the depth of analysis associated with current cloud usage, plans and strategies, and includes application /infrastructure configurations and dependencies.

With this information at hand it is now possible to look for a destination environment.

Assuming a migration to cloud the deployment plan may be assembled including but not limited to infrastructure architectural design, understanding of compliancy needs and possible limitations (e.g. data residency). The plan should incorporate all dependencies identified within discovery and any necessary remediation/transformation.

Where this is a movement between clouds, the assumption has to made that the application/workload is currently running and so there may be ability for more automated movement. Differences between clouds must be understood, IBM Cloud broker enables planning, buying and managing cloud services from multiple suppliers across hybrid clouds from a single-screen
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service

Security testing

Security services

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service

Service scope

Service constraints

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Phone support
Web chat support
Support levels
This is a project based services as an initial activity, therefore, a definition workshop will be run with one of the deliverables being the definition of a mutually agreeable milestone dates plan.


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)


£680 to £1,787 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations

Service documents

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