Hitachi brought a winning combination of strategic relationships with cloud providers, demonstrated capabilities of delivering cloud transformation solutions, and a strong focus on organizational change management (OCM) and governance. Extensive experience with OCM and organizational effectiveness differentiated Hitachi from its competition.
The project began with Hitachi analyzing how the Large Financial Services Firm could migrate to the cloud. Working closely with the Hitachi cloud transformation solution team, financial and application usage information was gathered from various sources to provide a comprehensive view of the overall landscape.
The team evaluated the client’s application portfolio to determine what could move, looking at migration versus on-premises costs. The automated and proprietary Hitachi Cloud Assessment Tool (CAT) helped with the analysis and development of the migration journey by providing a consistent approach for focusing on the future disposition.
After the financial assessment was complete, Hitachi charted the cloud transformation for the client, creating a three-year roadmap that detailed which of the 650 applications and 15,000 servers would migrate, and when, to one of three clouds: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Oracle Cloud. Microsoft Power BI was used for deep analysis, dashboarding and reporting.
The analysis and roadmap work were enhanced by Hitachi addressing organizational effectiveness and organizational change management components of the project. The team created the future cloud operating model and governance procedures. Process improvements were outlined that would optimize software development and information technology security operations (DevSecOps).
Hitachi also assessed worker skills and capabilities, identifying the gaps to be addressed, so that the client’s workforce would be ready to operate in the new cloud environment. The roadmap included communication and messaging plans to help with organizational buy-in throughout the implementation phase of work.
“This program encompassed technical, operational, and people aspects,” said Ravi Bodla, Director, Digital Transformation, Hitachi Consulting. “We put together a holistic plan, creating a strategy for how they would truly transform digitally and become cloud-enabled.”