Cloud & DevOps

CDI’s Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) provides a repository of information about your IT assets and configurations, and their relationships and interdependencies. With this data, HCAF builds customized blueprints and workflows to drive efficiencies across a multicloud fabric.

Cloud

Here at CDI, the solutions that are created are designed with our clients’ needs and requirements in mind. Starting with a series of advisory services, the most relevant type of cloud solution is used as a foundation. Workshops such as Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) and Cloud Readiness Assessments (CRA) help us to understand your business, from the applications it relies on to the processes that make its engine tick. Understanding and appreciating these things are essential in making the required solution a relevant, integrated and efficient part of your business.

There are a number of core cloud solution areas around which we aim to build customization in CDI including Private and Public Cloud Hybrid and Multicloud.

This white paper describes CDI’s Hybrid Cloud Automation Framework (HCAF) and how HCAF accelerates and de-risks the journey to realizing the full business potential of the hybrid cloud.

Cloud Operations

Moving beyond a basic cloud infrastructure quickly introduces our clients into cloud automation and what effectively will become core to the business’s service and operations management tasks. In alignment to the business awareness above, making a cohesive solution with which business process, organizational structure and application roadmaps are aligned with is absolutely essential. Cloud operations is something that is often overshadowed by other challenges such as DevOps, which a solid cloud foundation and strategy are essential to support. With this in mind we understand that businesses are under pressure to adopt such technologies and services rapidly in order to stay competitive and relevant. More often than not, cloud operations or adoptions is something that is outshone by DevOps, leading to chaotic program roadmaps that are misaligned and unfortunately do more harm than good.

We offer solution types to further progression of cloud operations and associated processes shown below.

Types of solutions

  • IT Service Management (ITSM)
  • IT Operations Management (ITOM)
  • IT Business Management (ITBM)
  • Showback/Chargeback

Cloud Automation & DevOps

With this in mind we use reference architectures strictly for reference, it is the surrounding customization that tightly integrates the appropriate solution into the client’s business. The completion of good customization, or cloud automation, represents the defining moment that the business begins to recognize a return of investment (ROI) from their new solution. However, this is just one of the earlier steps of a broader transformation. When we have a solid platform in place with core functionality and capabilities, we have the opportunity to leverage it by introducing the foundation services that initiate the cultural and technological shift that is required to push DevOps-oriented initiatives at a grander scale. We take a rationalized and ordered approach to introducing that culture, ensuring that the right initiatives are in place with the most appropriate technologies supporting them. All aspects that are deployed and introduced are done so at a quantifiable, yet effective, pace. This ensures that our client can grow with, instead of chase, the technologies they need.

When it comes to best positioning the platform for future success, we aim to bring solutions under the areas shown below.

Types of solutions

  • Configuration Management
  • Release Management
  • Containers and Microservices
  • DevOps

While the solutions referenced above are some of the more central offerings that we have today, please feel free to contact us about solutions not mentioned. We constantly explore new technologies to best keep our clients relevant.

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