Mitchell Shire Council engaged Xello as a preferred Microsoft Azure Gold partner that has the expertise and experience to understand their existing environment in order build a roadmap and business case justification for their adoption of Microsoft Azure. The decision to hire Xello services was based on MSC’s strong interest on achieving an outcome that allowed them to future-proof IT operations.
Using an internally developed methodology and intellectual property (IP), including known discovery techniques alongside workshops to gather the most relevant information pertaining to the discovery efforts, Xello were able to complete the discovery components while MSC continued to operate its core business.
Based on the efforts, Xello was able to build a vision for MSC, including;
- Cost Model Analysis: Cost analysis of existing services and infrastructure and a 3-year Total Cost Analysis (TCO).
- Cloud Architecture: An extensive plan covering IaaS/PaaS/SaaS/DRaaS to outline the cloud’s different capabilities, and how MSC can take advantage of these.
- Strategic Roadmap: A plan outlining a cloud roadmap in three stages: now, next, and horizon, aligned to MSC’s goals.