Zühlke supports Alpiq in the development of its cloud strategy
Alpiq has decided to implement Cloud First principle to take advantage of emerging cloud technologies. Zühlke has supported the management to choose the best path from a conventional setup to the cloud.
- Zühlke provided strategic guidance and a cloud adoption framework
- Joint workshops and interviews delivered the basis for valuable insights into expected costs and possible risks
- Alpiq received alternative migration strategies and high-level roadmaps for implementation
Path to the cloud
Alpiq is a leading Swiss energy services provider and electricity producer in Europe. Its IT units have decided to implement a cloud first/cloud ready-principle. Alpiq turned to Zühlke for advice and support.
Cloud strategy and roadmap
Zühlke provided strategic guidance and a cloud adoption framework for the systematic implementation. The project team compared viable options for migrating into the cloud and indicated the business value, the risks, and the migration and operational costs. Interviews and workshops with IT managers and service owners were held. Zühlke and Alpiq subsequently provided a cloud strategy that covered numerous aspects, such as an application overview, target architectures, migration approach, multicloud management, infrastructure, integration and monitoring. In addition, the operational and migration costs were calculated and a migration strategy and roadmap with major milestones established.
Solid basis for the implementation
The cloud strategy revealed concise insights which enabled the management to make informed decisions when implementing the cloud-first principle. These insights included the expected cloud benefits such as provisioning speed, operational resilience, cost efficiency and the availability of innovative technologies.