Francioni help organizations define their cloud strategy focusing on the best solution, the best architecture, what can be modernized, and most of all we think about how we will help you meet your business goals

Serverless Architecture

Cloud strategy is about improving your business costs, operations and time to market. Our approach balances speed, addresses technical debt where it inhibits modernization, and focus on high-value optimization. We follow an approach to deliver These are the strategies we follow to do the best possible for your clients. 
  • Modernize what matters and focus on high-value deliverables
  • Prioritize the degree of change based on business value.
  • Move, then optimize (move quickly, then continue optimizing where there is business value)
  • Minimal optimization to fix problems stopping you from moving faster
Cloud Strategy & Migration
TCO Assessment

TCO Assessment

Determining total cost of ownership (TCO) for a cloud migration project can be challenging when evaluating what-if scenarios, over-provisioning, outdated servers, legacy applications, or spreadsheets of stale data. There are many indirect and difficult to calculate costs such as downtime and lack of productivity.

Many organizations simply lift and shift all of their assets to the cloud. But a lift-and-shift strategy, without proper assessment of the long term solution, will likely increase your TCO, which defeats one of the main reasons for migrating to the cloud – saving money.

Running a TCO analysis on your assets (physical machines, servers, labor, storage, software licenses, and data centers) is vital to understanding what you’re paying for your current IT infrastructure and how that translates into the pricing for a cloud environment.

If your organization is planning a migration to the cloud Francioni can help you assess your TCO and plan for a solution that will deliver significant cost savings.

Cloud Landing Zone

A landing zone is comprised of building blocks that cover foundational elements of cloud deployments. Thes building blocks might include governance, data security, network design, logging, multi-account architecture, and identity/access management.

Using AWS Landing Zone is possible to administrate and configure several accounts following the orientations and best practices traced by AWS for using their web services. This tool delivers several options which make the use of services easier, even when the IT team is still not familiarized with all particularities of AWS Landing Zone. The benefits of having an AWS Landing Zone in your company are:

  • Accessing multiple accounts;
  • Control access to cloud resources;
  • Adopt the best practices in AWS;
  • Improve your data governance;
Cloud Landing Zone

Cloud Readiness Assessment

Before any migration to Cloud, we need to have a Cloud Readiness Assessment. It’s an overarching process that encompasses organizational readiness, application discovery, and application assessments.

The first goal it’s to provide a good vision of applications that can be moved to the cloud, following a prescriptive cloud application assessment process. 

Francioni experts will run an assessment for our clients to improve the clarity and visibility of migration. These are the steps for the assessment:

  • Solicit business goals and objectives for the cloud migration;
  • Inventory the applications;
  • Inventory the infrastructure;
  • Identify technologies to be used, check the capacity of the team;
  • Create dependency maps of your applications;
  • Catalog the application technologies used;
  • Assess each application and choose the best migration plan;
  • Refactor source code for applications marked for Refactor and Replatform;

Application Discovery

AWS Application Discovery Service helps enterprise customers plan migration projects by gathering information about their on-premises data centers.

Planning data center migrations can involve thousands of workloads that are often deeply interdependent. Server utilization data and dependency mapping are important early first steps in the migration process. Application Discovery Service collects and presents configuration, usage, and behavior data from your servers to help you better understand your workloads.

The collected data is retained in encrypted format in an Application Discovery Service data store. You can export this data as a CSV file and use it to estimate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of running on AWS and to plan your migration to AWS. In addition, this data is also available in AWS Migration Hub, where you can migrate the discovered servers and track their progress as they get migrated to AWS.

When migrating to AWS, we need to know what applications we have to migrate. We need to know as well all his dependencies, or we can migrate an application that has a dependency on other applications, and well, things cannot work well.

On AWS we from Francioni use AWS Application Discovery to help on migration projects via info collection about datacenters on-premises. This can involve millions of workloads, that have a lot of interdependencies. Utilizing data and mapping server dependencies is important in the initial steps of the migration process. The benefits of having application discovery:

  • Discovery for migration planning;
  • Protect data with cryptography;
  • Integrated on Migration Hub;
Application Discovery
Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration

Planning data center migrations can involve thousands of workloads that are often deeply interdependent. Server utilization data and dependency mapping are important early first steps in the migration process. 

Migration to the cloud is a complex process and requires a team of experts and a well defined strategy. There are different migration strategies: Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor, Retain, Retire; and also diferent organizational needs being migrating applications, databases, file systems, desktops, etc.

Francioni helps organizations plan and execute their cloud migration. Our migration approach address the people, process, technology, and financial considerations throughout the migration journey to ensure your project achieves the desired business outcomes

How can we help?

Our London team will be in touch to discuss how we can help your organisation.