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Hosting Platform: Adoption Planning and Business Case

Customer Challenge

  • Establish adoption pipeline for the next generation compute hosting platform against a very large application estate
  • Build multi-year business case aligned to the adoption pipeline

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How Citihub Consulting Helped

  • Defined high level platform adoption model, aligned to key platform releases (Linux & Windows)
  • Constructed multi-year business case based on future-state operating model and cost/benefits of new internal cloud platform
  • Identified target applications for initial adoption across the global application community
  • Worked with early adopters to migrate to the new platform and managed adoption challenges/blockers with the central engineering teams

Client Benefits

  • Adoption approach defined and agreed across IT stakeholders
  • Business case model (incl. assumptions/variables) ratified with head of infrastructure and signed-off with IT finance
  • Oversaw initial adoption through to production for first 5 pilot applications (>500 servers)

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