SMX, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, was selected to develop this multi-cloud migration strategy and approach. Leveraging our Foundational Agile Strategic Transformation (FAST) Program, we developed a multi-cloud decision framework, provided FinOps services and guidance, planned migration activities centered around the migration factory approach, designed and deployed foundational infrastructure components, developed repeatable migration templates, and provided managed services across AWS, Azure, and private cloud.
Our experts worked closely with the customer’s Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to develop a cloud migration factory comprised of four key phases: Framing Estimates, Technical Architecture and Cloud Services Proposal Creation, Build and Deliver, and Run/Operate. The use of our multi-cloud decision framework, in concert with the Cloud Adoption Frameworks from AWS and Microsoft, and well-architected principles build into the migration factory, helped ensure that each phase of the engagement met pre-defined requirements before moving to the next phase. We integrated automation, security-first principles, and DevOps methodologies which allowed our engineering staff to rapidly build and test production environments with security controls enabled from day one. Our ability to cleanly and securely implement a well-integrated Infrastructure as Code (IaC) approach to continuous delivery was largely due to differentiating technologies involved in this solution, including cloud native services from AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Business Value Obtained and Ongoing Support
The resulting solution provided fully auditable and repeatable deployment patterns for both infrastructure and applications, which meant teams were now capable of deploying entire application stacks within minutes. SMX Cloud Assured team members continue to support all phases of customer engagement, including 24x7x365 managed services structured around international security, data sovereignty, and patient privacy mandates.