Cloud Maturity Assessment
Determine where you are on your cloud journey today, plan your progress, and mature your cloud capabilities.
A part of the Google Cloud Adoption Framework
For any stage in your cloud journey
The assessment is equally effective for organizations who are relatively new to the cloud as well as those who are further along using Google Cloud Platform.
Your roadmap to cloud maturity
The Cloud Maturity Assessment provides a structured approach for using the Google Cloud Adoption Framework to assess your organization’s readiness for the cloud and what you can do to fill in the gaps and develop new competencies. It does this by assessing your current business practices along four themes - Learn, Lead, Scale and Secure - and providing recommendations on how to move from the tactical phase to the strategic and ultimately to the transformational phase of cloud maturity.
How it works
Find out where your organization is on the cloud maturity scale
Organizations in this phase often have individual cloud workloads in place, but no coherent plan encompassing all of them nor a strategy for building out for the future. The focus is on reducing the cost of discrete systems and on getting to the cloud with minimal disruption. The wins are quick, but there is no provision for scale.
Organizations in this phase have a broad vision that governs individual workloads, which are designed and developed with an eye to future needs and scale. The organization has started to embrace change, and the people and process portion of the equation are now involved. IT teams are both efficient and effective, increasing the value of harnessing the cloud for business operations.
Organizations in this phase have cloud operations functioning smoothly, and have turned their attention to integrating the data and insights garnered from working in the cloud. Existing data is transparently shared. New data is collected and analyzed. The predictive and prescriptive analytics of machine learning applied. People and processes are being transformed, which further supports the technological changes. IT is no longer a cost center, but has become a partner to the business.
To develop a cloud-first organization, there are four foundational themes you will need to excel in—whatever your business objectives. Assess your organization against these themes:
The quality and scale of the learning programs in place to upskill technical teams, and the ability to augment IT staff with experienced partners.
The extent to which IT teams are supported by a mandate from leadership to migrate to cloud, and the degree to which the teams themselves are cross-functional, collaborative, and self-motivated.
The extent to which cloud-native services are used that reduce operational overhead and automate manual processes and policies.
The capability to protect services from unauthorized and inappropriate access with a multilayered, identity-centric security model.