cloudstep is a complex tool and to get the most out of it you may need a little help.  This documentation is a reference but also contains a series of guides for how to model your environment and plan a cloud migration.

If you need help, you can at any time click the chat icon in the bottom right of the screen.


There are many ways to use cloudstep but these useful guides will help you get started and adopt best practices.  There are some useful videos that'll get you started in a few minutes.

  • Step 1: Building the Model
  • Step 2: Planning Migrations
  • Step 3: Analysing your model

General Concepts

There are several key concepts to master before you'll be able to get the most out of cloudstep.  These are covered in detail with examples in a series of articles.

  • Scenarios
  • Migration Waves
  • Planning Tools
  • Relationships and Timelines
  • Costs
  • Depdenencies
  • Migrations and Tombstones
  • Eventual Consistency

User Interface Guide

The cloudstep user interface is intended to be easy to use and understand but there are some useful tips and tricks that will make you more productive.

Analysis Tools

The analysis tools will help you make sense of your plan from a financial and operational perspective.  These articles explain how to use these analysis tools to good effect.

Modelling Tools

Most of your time will be spend in the modelling tools.  These articles will help you create and maintain model elements.

Planning Tools

The planning tools are where you build a migration schedule and policies for retiring existing infrastructure.

Organisation Designer

The fastest way to build your model is with the organisation designer.  This tool lets you describe your environment quickly and easily from business units right down to switches and servers.