Hexon Approach to Modernization
and Migration to the Cloud

Strategy &
Economics

 

  • Executive Briefing

  • Objectives and Goals

  • Readiness Assessment

  • Organizational Alignment

  • ROI/TCO Analysis

Security &
Compliance

 

  • Security Controls and Assessment

  • CSA/ISO Standards

  • Security Technology Assessment

  • Secure Cloud Design and Implementation

Application Portfolio
Rationalization

 

  • Portfolio and Application Readiness Assessment

  • Reference Architecture for Modernization

  • Application Capabilities Matrix

  • Application Cloud and Plans

Application Migration &
Refactoring

 

  • Modernization POCs and Pilots

  • Application Modernization Framework

  • Data Quality Management

  • Continuous Integration

DevOps Planning &
Automation

 

  • DevOps Maturity Assessment

  • DevOps Planning and Implementation

  • DevOps Automations

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer

CloudOps Planning &
Automation

 

  • Service Management

  • Cloud Operations Model

  • Operations Playbook

  • Compliance, Audit and SLAs

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer

Hexon Approach to Modernization
and Migration to the Cloud

Strategy and
Economics

 

  • Executive Briefing

  • Objectives and Goals

  • Readiness Assessment

  • Organizational Alignment

  • ROI/TCO Analysis

Security and
Compliance

 

  • Security Controls and Assessment

  • CSA/ISO Standards

  • Security Technology Assessment

  • Secure Cloud Design and Implementation

Application Portfolio
Rationalization

 

  • Portfolio and Application Readiness Assessment

  • Reference Architecture for Modernization

  • Application Capabilities Matrix

  • Application Cloud and Plans

Application Migration
and Refactoring

 

  • Modernization POCs and Pilots

  • Application Modernization Framework

  • Data Quality Management

  • Continuous Integration

DevOps Planning and
Automation

 

  • DevOps Maturity Assessment

  • DevOps Planning and Implementation

  • DevOps Automations

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer

CloudOps Planning
and Automation

 

  • Service Management

  • Cloud Operations Model

  • Operations Playbook

  • Compliance, Audit and SLAs

  • Training and Knowledge Transfer

Hexon’s Phased Approach to Application Modernization

Executive Briefing and Determination of Goals

(2 – 3 Days)

Get a primer and the benefits of application modernization and migration to the cloud where we can walk you through our approach to modernizing your application portfolio. This will also help us align ourselves and our approach to suit your business needs and strategies.

  • Define the objectives and goals to migrate to a modern IT Landscape
  • List the driving factors with respect to the TCO, ROI and the overall economics behind a move to the cloud
  • Understand the various parts of the Synergy framework
  • Identify the pain points with respect to Solution Design, DevOps maturity, Security, Governance and Compliance
  • Discuss primary Use Cases for Cloud Applications
  • Plan an Assessment Workshop

Application Portfolio Rationalization and Planning

(45 – 60 Days)

Assess the current functional coverages of your application and determine a rationalization matrix that will help with decisions regarding which applications to keep, rewrite or refactor, etc.

  • Prepare a quantitative and qualitative analysis of your applications
  • Identify and remediate key concerns in Security, Governance & Compliance
  • TCO and ROI Estimations
  • Build a Reference Architecture
  • Identify applications that can be modernized and piloted on the Cloud
  • Align critical business objectives with IT objectives
  • Establish an Enterprise Architecture and Innovation Team

Pilot

(60 – 120 Days)

Pick one or two applications that were shortlisted for piloting and modernize them based on the Reference Architecture that was built in the Application Rationalization phase. Conduct training and knowledge transfer to the Enterprise Architecture and Innovation team.

  • Build a Minimum Viable Cloud platform
  • Migrate pilot applications and/or build applications according to the primary Use Cases identified and elaborated in Phases 1 and 2
  • Setup application modernization and cloud migration technical teams and provide required education on processes, methodologies, tools and frameworks
  • Implement security protocols, compliance and operational guidance against the preliminary work loads
  • Ascertain and elaborate on the methods and processes to guarantee an organization-wide adoption of the new platform, applications, methodologies and processes

Modernize and Migrate to Cloud

(12 – 24 Months)

Pick one or two applications that were shortlisted for piloting and modernize them based on the Reference Architecture that was built in the Application Rationalization phase. Conduct training and knowledge transfer to the Enterprise Architecture and Innovation team.

  • Setup a Program Management Office to establish project plans and teams
  • Establish Security and Governance protocols
  • Setup development, testing and continuous integration processes
  • Knowledge Transfer on the Operations and Platform management processes
  • Transfer operational responsibilities of the Platform and Cloud Applications
  • Billing and chargeback management
  • Executive presentation and handoff

Operations and Maintenance

(Ongoing)

Offload the operations and maintenance activities of your platform to enable your teams to focus better on your business activities.

  • High availability architecture
  • Automated DevOps and Continuous Integration
  • Backup and DR Planning
  • Compliance readiness for both internal and external audits
  • Cutting edge physical and cyber security
  • Tight integration with on-premise infrastructure
  • 24/7/365 Operations Support

Hexon’s Phased Approach to Application Modernization

Executive Briefing and Determination of Goals

(2 – 3 Days)

Get a primer and the benefits of application modernization and migration to the cloud where we can walk you through our approach to modernizing your application portfolio. This will also help us align ourselves and our approach to suit your business needs and strategies.

  • Define the objectives and goals to migrate to a modern IT Landscape

  • List the driving factors with respect to the TCO, ROI and the overall economics behind a move to the cloud

  • Understand the various parts of the Synergy framework

  • Identify the pain points with respect to Solution Design, DevOps maturity, Security, Governance and Compliance

  • Discuss primary Use Cases for Cloud Applications

  • Plan an Assessment Workshop

Application Portfolio Rationalization and Planning

(45 – 60 Days)

Assess the current functional coverages of your application and determine a rationalization matrix that will help with decisions regarding which applications to keep, rewrite or refactor, etc.

  • Prepare a quantitative and qualitative analysis of your applications

  • Identify and remediate key concerns in Security, Governance & Compliance

  • TCO and ROI Estimations

  • Build a Reference Architecture

  • Identify applications that can be modernized and piloted on the Cloud

  • Align critical business objectives with IT objectives

  • Establish an Enterprise Architecture and Innovation Team

Pilot

(60 – 120 Days)

Pick one or two applications that were shortlisted for piloting and modernize them based on the Reference Architecture that was built in the Application Rationalization phase. Conduct training and knowledge transfer to the Enterprise Architecture and Innovation team.

  • Build a Minimum Viable Cloud platform

  • Migrate pilot applications and/or build applications according to the primary Use Cases identified and elaborated in Phases 1 and 2

  • Setup application modernization and cloud migration technical teams and provide required education on processes, methodologies, tools and frameworks

  • Implement security protocols, compliance and operational guidance against the preliminary work loads

  • Ascertain and elaborate on the methods and processes to guarantee an organization-wide adoption of the new platform, applications, methodologies and processes

Modernize and Migrate to Cloud

(12 – 24 Months)

Pick one or two applications that were shortlisted for piloting and modernize them based on the Reference Architecture that was built in the Application Rationalization phase. Conduct training and knowledge transfer to the Enterprise Architecture and Innovation team.

  • Setup a Program Management Office to establish project plans and teams

  • Establish Security and Governance protocols

  • Setup development, testing and continuous integration processes

  • Knowledge Transfer on the Operations and Platform management processes

  • Transfer operational responsibilities of the Platform and Cloud Applications

  • Billing and chargeback management

  • Executive presentation and handoff

Operations and Maintenance

(Ongoing)

Offload the operations and maintenance activities of your platform to enable your teams to focus better on your business activities.

  • High availability architecture

  • Automated DevOps and Continuous Integration

  • Backup and DR Planning

  • Compliance readiness for both internal and external audits

  • Cutting edge physical and cyber security

  • Tight integration with on-premise infrastructure

  • 24 x 7 x 365 Operations Support

Connect with us today to discuss how we can help your organization through your journey.