Cloud enablement consulting

Providing expert guidance to realize cloud value

Understanding how to maximize the value of cloud computing and assimilate it into your current environment requires the expert guidance of an experienced IT partner.

CGI's cloud consulting services focus on strategies for client-specific business priorities. They are designed to remove the complexity surrounding the cloud and provide clear direction on the value it can bring. As a veteran cloud service provider, we help clients answer the "what," "how," "why" and "when" of transitioning to the cloud. Our cloud consulting services include:

  • Cloud roadmap – Moving your organization from pilot to production and evaluating all deployment options, including public, private and community clouds, and hybrid environments
  • Cloud readiness assessment – Analyzing the current application environment to determine cloud suitability 
  • Application rationalization – Assessing legacy applications to determine fit into the cloud; identifying which should be modernized, migrated directly or virtualized to function in a cloud environment
  • Cloud architecture and design – Architecting cloud solutions and applications for a cloud-based hosting model, including public, private and hybrid clouds
  • Infrastructure and application readiness assessment – Developing a high-level business case and technical proof of concept
  • Transition roadmap – Developing a plan for end-to-end transition/migration
  • DevOps enablement – Advising clients in the cloud-enabled organizational, process and tooling changes to set up and transition to DevOps approaches

Key benefits

  • Full understanding of all business and technology aspects of cloud computing
  • Outline of the risks, benefits and implications of cloud computing to your specific organization
  • Expert advice and recommendations on cloud computing adoption
  • Clear transition roadmap
  • Full implementation support
  • Maximum return on investment with minimal risk

Key features

  • Business-centric approach (business assessment conducted first)
  • Iterative approach to execution
  • End-to-end expertise, from business assessment to infrastructure delivery
  • Ability to add resources as required to support multiple evaluations
  • Part of the CGI Unify360 hybrid IT management suite