Modelling

Modelling

Modelling is the first step in building a cloud migration strategy and schedule.  Continuously refine your current and future state scenarios using the various modelling tools.

Dashboard

Use the modelling dashboard to review your model and see what's left to do or where there may be orphaned data or lost information.

Teams

Model teams as business units or groups in your organisation.  Teams inlcude Finance, Human Resources or ICT.

Functions

Model Functions as activities your organisation carries out.  Functions include Payroll, Information Management, Manufacturing, Service, Warehousing etc.

Applications

Applications are tool that your organisation uses to carry out Functions.  cloudstep.io generally models applicaionts that are dependent on datacentre infrastructure, not desktop applications.  An example would be SharePoint but not Adobe Acrobat.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure is anything physical, virtual or logical that you have in your environment.  For instance an ESX Virtual Host is considered Compute in cloudstep.  A Virtual Machine is another type of infrastructure. Storage, switches, routers and even datacentres can all be modelled.

Costs

Costs are an important part of the model.  Use Cost Elements to model operational costs like labour, licensing, services or other costs.

Projects

Projects are considered capital costs that contribute toward delivering an Application, some Infrastructure or an implementation of software.

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