Cloud Strategy & Adoption

ROAM’s enterprise cloud strategy services are designed to meet the requirements of diverse enterprise applications including sensitive and critical applications of the business.

Our comprehensive cloud strategy services are designed to improve your business agility, future flexibility and reduce the exposure of security risks.

Cloud adoption at scale is challenging and requires a fundamental shift in the way people, controls and processes function on a day-to-day basis, across the enterprise. 

To capture value, an enterprise approach requires holistic new ways of working, strict security standards, compliance and governance infrastructure, and a future-state focus on new business initiatives. 

Our expert technologists will build a custom strategy to ensure your investment in the cloud delivers the optimal results for your organization.

There are 4 main types of cloud computing:

Private Cloud

Public Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

Multiclouds/ Community Clouds

Private Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a single organization comprising multiple consumers (e.g., business units). It may be owned, managed, and operated by the organization, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises. 

Public Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider. 

Hybrid Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more distinct cloud infrastructures (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities, but are bound together by standardized or proprietary technology that enables data and application portability (e.g., cloud bursting for load balancing between clouds). 

Multiclouds/Community Clouds: The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for exclusive use by a specific community of consumers from organizations that have shared concerns (e.g., mission, security requirements, policy, and compliance considerations). It may be owned, managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations in the community, a third party, or some combination of them, and it may exist on or off premises. 

There are also 3 primary types of cloud computing services:

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls). 

Platform as a Service (PaaS): The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment. 

Software as a Service (SaaS). The capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings. 

*Definitions from NIST Special Publication 800-145

Choosing a cloud type or cloud service is a unique decision. No two clouds are the same (even if they’re the same type), and no two cloud services are used to solve the same problem(s). Let ROAM guide you through the process of identifying the most appropriate cloud strategy for your business.

Our team will identify and learn the detailed workings of your business, assess specific requirements to be transformed into the cloud, create a transition plan, and define a cloud strategy to meet current and future business needs.