What do I get with
The result is a fully populated CloudScape platform that will provide cloud
cost analysis and an application-centric view of the environment.
RISC Networks will conduct an engagement kickoff meeting to set expectations about the purpose of the engagement, the delivery approach and timelines.
Introduction of the delivery team, roles and responsibilities
Project goals and purpose of engagement
Explanation of the expected engagement deliverables and work products
Confirm prerequisites have been met prior to engagement start
Asset Discovery and Validation
RISC Networks’ professional services team will assist with Asset Discovery and Validation by doing the following:
Conduct joint WebEx session to deploy the Virtual Appliance and begin discovery
Review the asset report to validate all expected assets are discovered and accessible
Assist with resolving inaccessible, in-scope devices
License all in-scope workloads
Application Review, Classification & Cost Analysis
Review customer completed application questionnaire and prepare for analysis
Review discovery data to ensure CloudScape platform visibility into all critical system dependencies
Perform application stack rationalization for up to five (5) applications
Provide cloud cost analysis for the discovered IT estate and the five (5) applications. This includes both inventory and performance based cost analysis.
We will conduct a knowledge transfer workshop to review best practices for using CloudScape in discovery and cloud migration planning.
Review cloud cost reporting including inventory and usage reporting for instance matching and total daily cost
Review the application stack rationalization process on up to five (5) additional applications
Review available online resources
Review the application of CloudScape reporting and analytics in the support of various use cases:
- Validation of early migration candidates
- Network segmentation initiatives
- Security reviews
Includes up to two (2) working sessions of up to two (2) hours each (conducted via WebEx)
RISC Networks can additionally work with the customer to include Flow data into the engagement. Flow data will provide traffic rate details that can be used to further understand the network impact and bandwidth requirements associated with workload migration.
Flow data can be derived from a wide array of sources including, but not limited to, layer 3 network devices, VMware Distributed Switches, and Packet Capture. As such, the inclusion of Flow data into the CloudScape Strategic Discovery must be scoped and priced according to the customer’s environment and specific requirements.
Pricing and Scope
This is an add on professional services engagement to our annual CloudScape subscription.