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Adopting and mastering cloud computing is a complex task that can seem rather complex. But the cloud is now a necessity and successful migration can make your organization more competitive and productive.

Given the current shortage of qualified workers, how can you get the most out of your cloud environments, while complying with best governance and cyber security practices?

Or how should you start the transition to cloud computing and choose between the many platforms and suppliers available?

The answers to these questions are intimately tied to your business model and your particular reality.

Costly risks

To adapt to a new hybrid work environment, many businesses rushed to the cloud. However, the lack of analysis and planning left them facing unexpected challenges. Some of the most frequently mentioned are:

  • Services that are activated and billed but not used;
  • Lack of visibility on or trouble understanding costs;
  • Major, long-term impacts of initial choices;
  • Failure to manage permissions, leading to unorchestrated deployments;
  • Lack of governance and uniformity;
  • Overly complicated network administration.

To be successful, each cloud deployment should be configured and orchestrated based on your company’s specific needs. Our experience with numerous other businesses has allowed us to put a clear process in place for assisting our clients with their cloud computing projects.

Risks of a rushed cloud adoption

A proven migration methodology

ITI’s methodology is based on Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework. It allows your business to plan and carry out your migration at a manageable pace and reap the rewards right away. The disruption and downtimes are kept to a minimum, allowing you to stayed focused on your mission.

As your Expert Advisors, our role is not limited to migrating your data. We provide you with comprehensive support and guidance, from start to finish, to establish a long-term relation. Our seasoned teams take a consultative, collaborative approach using best cloud computing practices.

 

Ongoing guidance

Our experts are there to support you early in the project and on an ongoing basis to optimize your cloud environments. This personalized support helps ensure the success of each phase of this iterative process.

We hold meetings and workshops with your teams to get an accurate picture of your current situation and the technologies you are already using. We talk to your technical teams and help you personalize a cloud environment to meet your business needs and goals.

Ongoing Cloud Support
ITI's approach for a successful cloud migration
Analysis and strategy

What is your ultimate goal and what outcomes are you expecting? GO you want to become more agile and improve your cybersecurity posture?

To get your project off on the right foot, we first look at your cloud computing vision. Our certified experts take the time to fully understand your situation so they can properly guide your project. They consider your current projects and your teams’ cloud computing experience to accelerate your transition. Depending on how far along you are, we offer different types of work sessions to guide your project and accelerate your cloud adoption.

  • Reviewing your IT assets and evaluating your business needs
    We make an inventory of your IT assets and current workloads to evaluate your cloud computing We take into account the size of your organization, your teams’ knowledge, and your business goals.
  • Modernizing your work environments
    We review your current work environment with a view to modernizing your practices. If you already using Microsoft 365,we simplify and optimize your ecosystem. We make sure that you have the applications and collaborative tools your teams need. We review your licences to make them more cost effective and optimize their use. We can even use automation tools like Intune and Autopilot to speed up and facilitate their deployment.
  • Evaluating your security posture
    We evaluate the security of your Microsoft 365 applications and of your Tenant. The latter acts as the foundation for managing your Microsoft data, users, and tools. It is crucial to evaluate and understand it before preparing your cloud environment. We also look at the structure of your resources as well as your security policies and governance rules so we can offer recommendations to improve your posture.
  • Recommending cloud strategies
    We look at your software applications and their interdependencies to determine the order in which they should be migrated, and which ones should be modernized instead. Our goal is to get you up and running quickly so you can benefit from the enhanced performance and agility of the cloud.
  • Planning a personalized landing zone
    Because it is the basis for your cloud resources, we provide a landing zone architecture that will meet your current needs and allow you to adapt quickly to your future needs. This will make your migration easier, reduce risk, and allow you to meet your security, governance, and compliance needs at your own pace.
Transformation and migration

Our experts help implement the strategic plan.

Your workloads, services, data, and applications are migrated to the landing zone in the right order to lay the foundation for your cloud presence. You take control at your own pace and start on a solid foundation.

  • Creating cloud computing services
    The landing zone is prepared, the necessary access rights for your users are created, your firewalls and Active Directory are configured so your cloud environment can go live.
  • Modernizing your applications
    If it is beneficial and realistic, some applications are migrated to the cloud. Some can be replaced by a modern as-a-Service version, while others will be later on.
  • Coaching and training
    Our experts coach and train your teams to help them get used to your new cloud environment.
Optimization and governance

Migration is not an end in itself, but rather the beginning of an ongoing development process. ITI remains at your side to optimize your cloud environments and develop them according to your needs.

Lower-priority recommendations can be put forward at this stage, such as upgrading your VMs in the cloud to a PaaS model. All of this is done on an ongoing basis and at a pace that allows you to both adopt and assimilate new technologies. This comprehensive, cyclical process allows you to meet your business needs and goals using customized cloud solutions.

  • Optimizing costs
    Despite advance planning, you can still optimize the costs associated with your cloud by adjusting allocated resources to your actual usage. For example, you can revise your reserved instances or activated subscriptions if they are not used to capacity.
  • Adjusting your security posture
    By proactively monitoring the integrity of your networks, environments, and data, our experts can recommend and deploy technologies as they become available. This gives you greater protection against evolving threats without restricting access or affecting your operations.
  • Optimizing performance
    Based on usage and workloads, we make recommendations to increase the performance of your cloud, optimize resources, and enhance the user experience.

What is a landing zone?

A landing zone is an environment that has been provisioned and prepared to host workloads based on your specific requirements. It is the final deliverable of any iteration of Microsoft’s Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) methodology.

Much more than a resource structure, the landing zone specifies how the environment will be managed by establishing the basis of your governance. It also determines various permissions, nomenclature, data structure, security rules, and a variety of other considerations.

ITI designs and personalizes your landing zone in close collaboration with you. Rather than delivering an out-of-the-box environment, we only activate the services and resources that the company actually needs. The risks of unexpected costs and security breaches are substantially lowered.

We leverage the cloud with both feet on the ground

  • More than 250 migrations completed
    ITI has completed numerous cloud migration projects in the private, public, and government sectors.
  • Microsoft CSP Partner of the Year
    ITI was recently recognized by Microsoft for its success in deploying modern cloud-based work environments. As a CSP partner, ITI can also support your current licences and ensure their seamless migration.
  • Top-level cloud certifications
    Our multidisciplinary team of cloud professionals and solution architects has achieved the highest levels of Azure and Microsoft certification.
  • Combined expertise in cloud and onsite infrastructure
    More often than not, the recommended technology approach is a hybrid infrastructure. With ITI, you benefit from our experts’ combined expertise in cloud and on-premise infrastructure.
  • Strategic support from start to finish and beyond
    Our experts are on hand not only for the migration itself, but also to help you plan it and support you once your cloud environments are deployed.
  • Migrating with complete peace of mind
    ITI’s support helps you avoid common pitfalls, prevent costly mistakes, and avoid deploying and paying for services you don’t need.

Making your life easier

This proven methodology leverages Microsoft’s solutions and is backed up by ITI’s experts to make the process simpler and easier to understand.

Whether or not you have begun your migration, our teams can adapt to your current situation and redirect your efforts to ensure your project’s success. Your migration process will be flexible and closely linked to your business objectives.

Once migration is complete, a dedicated team can even provide continuous real-time monitoring of your environments to anticipate and respond quickly to changes in your workloads or security issues, for example. Given the shortage of qualified workers, support from our certified experts is a considerable advantage that allows you to focus on your core mission.