Staffordshire County Council asked Rainmaker to build a business case and roadmap for moving out of their on-premises data centre and into the cloud. This project didn’t just involve comparing cloud and on-premises running costs, but factoring in the time as well as effort needed to migrate to the cloud so a programme could be created to drive changes forward effectively with funding secured.
Rainmaker had 10 weeks to complete this work and wanted to deliver the kind of detail that would normally require months of comprehensive application discovery. Aware of the client’s needs and with Rainmaker always looking to leverage new and innovative technologies to support our clients, Rainmaker engaged Fedr8 to analyse Staffordshire’s applications on their Green Rain application analysis platform. This was completed in one morning, including the uploading of Staffordshire’s applications source code to the platform. The immediate output meant that this part of the project could be completed in a much more efficient manner and to a greater level of detail than what would normally be expected, significantly reducing the time spent investigating, testing and ultimately delivering.
Tom Gouldon, Engagement Lead, Rainmaker commented:
“Estimating the time and expense to migrate in-house apps to the cloud used to take weeks and months of work – in a matter of hours we found applications that can be quick wins for migrations and for the rest we can build business cases supported by quantitative analysis. This is a real game changer for us in assessing readiness for the cloud.”
Vic Falcus, Head of ICT, Staffordshire County Council said:
“I was impressed with the functionality of the Green Rain software; the council has a reliance on some applications that were developed in-house, where off the shelf functionality was unavailable or to enhance digital processes delivered through our website. Any Business Case investigation around the cloud migration of a complex ICT estate requires analysis of a raft of variables to avoid unforeseen costs or unpleasant surprises down the line. Fedr8’s software has quickly and efficiently given us robust data around this aspect of the potential change.”
Damion Greef, CEO of Fedr8 added:
“The Green Rain application analysis platform yet again proves that no application needs to remain as a “black box” that can’t be moved updated or upgraded. Working with Rainmaker and Staffordshire we exposed the DNA of 5 key applications in one day.”
Damion Greef, CEO
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Fedr8’s Green Rain software solves one of the major IT problems in the world today: How does a company move to the cloud and capitalize on the efficiencies and economies that the cloud brings? The shift to cloud technologies and the digital transformation projects undertaken by large enterprise organizations pose many challenges, there are the unknown figures relating to cost and time for migration or transformation. In addition, there are unknown risks relating to relocating or changing the applications that support their businesses. Fedr8 reduces the risk in legacy software applications, identifies the most appropriate cloud to move to, accelerating the application analysis by 90% whilst significantly reducing the costs by 50%.
Fedr8 solves this problem using it’s proprietary artificial intelligence engine which interrogates software at a code level allowing the code in that software to be changed to suit the major cloud companies’ cloud platforms.
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Rainmaker Solutions is an independent business transformation specialist, with offices in London, Johannesburg and San Francisco. Working collaboratively, at the heart of the most challenging projects, Rainmaker helps organisations transform for the digital age by using its world-leading methodology to plan, implement, and embed lasting change.
Founded in 2010, Rainmaker has delivered exceptional results for clients including Amazon, Cambridge University Hospitals, Credit Suisse, Croydon Council, Department for International Trade, Direct Line Group, EBRD, the Food Standards Agency, HS2, and Newham Council amongst others.
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