Cloud Advisory and Assessment Services

Evaluations and Recommendations Moving You Closer to the Cloud


CDS’s Cloud Advisory and Assessment Services (CAAS) help customers evaluate and include the Cloud as part of their overall IT service strategy. Our CAAS service recommends which enterprise applications should move to the Cloud, targets operating models, determines benefits/risks and identifies people, processes, and technologies for the Cloud.

Client Challenges

The two key services in this space are Cloud Readiness Assessment and Migration Assessment. Our Readiness and Migration Assessments help enterprises adopt Cloud technologies systematically and profitably by providing answers to critical questions:

  • Can I leverage the Cloud to enhance the value of IT?
  • Which IT components are suitable for the Cloud?
  • What kind of Cloud is suitable for the organization?
  • Which Cloud provider should I use?
  • What is required to successfully adopt the Cloud?
  • How do I manage and govern a Cloud portfolio?
  • How do I incorporate Cloud assessments in future IT projects?
  • What are my costs and ROI using Cloud?
  • Will deploying applications to the Cloud affect end-to-end response time?
  • What application performance SLAs should providers meet?
  • Do target applications need recoding before deployment to the Cloud?
  • How is application performance managed after deployment?
  • What are the application dependencies? Will they affect performance in the Cloud?

CDS provides independent and unbiased assessments of application performance before deployment to Private, Public and Hybrid Clouds. CDS also helps customers evaluate Cloud readiness and determines the business case and ROI for implementing and managing Cloud services. CDS leverages its extensive expertise, working with large enterprises, innovative tools and accelerators to provide customers with an unbiased Cloud assessment and define a strategic, business-oriented Cloud adoption strategy.

We provide services for all Cloud solution levels:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)


  • Aligning Cloud computing strategies with business strategies
  • Transitioning applications to different Cloud vendors based on workloads and cost-benefits
  • Defining a migration strategy and roadmap to meet your specific Cloud implementation objectives and improve overall IT management and governance
  • Identifying your core security issues and optimizing information security costs
  • Providing end-to-end vendor-agnostic consulting with specific focus on client growth strategies
  • Quantitative assessments using tools to determine ROI/TCO