StratoZone For Cloud Providers
Cloud providers who lack a standardized, automated solution to onboard customer workloads can benefit significantly from the StratoZone® CP suite. Designed for cloud providers, this platform delivers an end-to-end solution from initial customer engagement to turnkey migration of customer assets into provider environments. Through automation of data collection, end-state design, provisioning, migration planning and migration execution, the solution provides a low-touch, highly efficient way for cloud providers to automate the engagement, planning, onboarding and migration processes.
Due to the lack of a robust onboarding platform, many cloud providers currently experience a disjointed, non-repeatable, and expensive onboarding process. StratoZone® CP reduces the complexity and level of manual effort through end-to-end automation, reducing the per-workload cost to cloud providers or customers by over 60%.
As a cloud-based solution, StratoZone® CP provides role-based access to the cloud provider, customers, channel partners, and third party services firms that may be involved in a customer migration effort. This creates a single environment for all of the customer information, workflows, project management, and migration tracking. All of the parties have interactive, real-time access to their necessary information, reports, data and dashboards.
Robust, Automated, Customer Analysis and Assessments
- Assessments: low-touch, real-time assessments
- Design & Build: Robust elasticity-driven service catalogs and vendor product matching
- Migration Management: Low-touch planning, scheduling, messaging, and dashboards
- Migration Automation: Low cost, low-downtime, replication-based inbound migrations
Imagine a low-touch customer assessment that can be kicked off in less than ten minutes by your sales representative. StratoZone® CP delivers sales-process-driven assessments of customer assets based on real-time data pulled directly from the customer environment.
The customer assessment delivers the analysis and planning required to understand the customers asset inventory and requirements. This service is a critical step for IT managers and cloud providers looking to onboard and migrate customers into public cloud environments.
Once enabled in StratoZone’s cloud-based environment, Customers can specify their preferred data sensitivity requirements so as to minimize any issues related to perceived security, privacy or transmission of sensitive data outside their environment. Giving customers control over this lowers resistance to conducting an analysis and assessment of their environment.
This StratoZone Assessment features range from simply analyzing the existing end-user computing inventory to complex capacity-elasticity planning and phased cloud-migration roadmap generation. The assessment lays the groundwork to help IT managers get visibility into their current infrastructure, plan for cloud migration, conduct cost analysis, accelerate cloud migration timelines, and reduce migration failures.
Enhanced Design and Buy
Based on data collected during the assessment process, customers and cloud providers can interactively design the customer’s capacity, elasticity, technical, business and other requirements on the same common platform in a real-time manner. Customers can use the cloud providers service catalogs, templates, bundled offerings, or a-la-carte offerings to match the requirements determined by the assessment. With this ability, customers can fully exploit the cloud provider’s capabilities instead of using a static server list to make data-limited decisions.
The design module can be used interactively with customers as part of the sales process and can even be used by the cloud provider to demonstrate competitive advantages. A typical result of using the StratoZone® platform is a capacity buy that is in excess of that using traditional means of matching existing customer capacity to future state requirements.
Automated Migration Planning, Scheduling and Execution
Using the power of an interactive cloud-based migration platform, customers and cloud providers can manage their inventory designated for migration to the cloud or from cloud to cloud. StratoZone automates the entire workflow process including planning, scheduling, notification, and migration-window management.
The technical migration process employs an intelligent, customized machine migration from source to destination. StratoZone was designed to migrate large, high-complexity with low-downtime requirements. This is accomplished by using a proprietary, intelligent, replication-based solution that allows for migration between disparate clouds.