Discover and Access
Create an inventory of applications and workloads that are candidates for the Cloud: SaaS (replace), IaaS (relocate), PaaS (refactor / rebuild). Use criteria such as data compliance requirements, architecture, hardware dependency, software End of Support (EOS), and mission criticality.
CloudRecon®, an application discovery tools, is able to scan your on-premise data-center, and infrastructure to identify and list key assets such as servers, applications, physical & virtual servers, CPU, & more.
For PaaS-bound apps, you must determine the specific services required (e.g., Compute, Storage, Network), and validate at the code level what refactoring is necessary, remediation, and then test against PaaS standards you develop. You should use this same process for new “Cloud-born” apps.
When decommissioning old applications and using SaaS apps; moving VMs or data storage to IaaS; or modernizing critical line of business applications to run on PaaS, CloudPilot® and CloudOrigin® can augment and ensure you migrate the correct applications cost effectively, securely, and compliantly,
Monitor and Report
Using a baseline of enterprise standards for Cloud IT controls and best practices, monitor and report on app compliance as PaaS environments evolve, apps are changing, and enterprise standards are updated.
CloudSupervisor® monitors the configuration settings of underlying Cloud Services of applications in Azure for Cost, Security & Compliance (GRC). As changes occur to the security and compliance standards for applications in Azure; thorough reporting ensures that compliance is monitored and enforced across all subscriptions, controlling ‘drift’.