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 FAST - An IT Transformation Program


The Smartronix FAST Program is a multi-phase process that will help your organization leverage cloud to its fullest potential. Education, assessment, envisioning, prioritization, and engineering efforts flow together to create a high confidence, low-risk strategy for evolving or migrating business applications, workloads, or your entire organization to cloud-enabled services. Use a specific phase individually to overcome a roadblock in your cloud journey or use them collectively to begin the evolution. The FAST program is a proven methodology for enterprise cloud migrations.

GROUNDWORK - Educate and Engage

"What do we want that we do not have and is this the way to get it?"

Delivered as a multi-day workshop, the FAST Groundwork Phase focuses on removing misconceptions and hype surrounding cloud, and instead, applying engineering discipline and standardized definitions to terminology. We explore service offerings, comparing and contrasting cloud services with on-premise solutions. Governance, security, and compliance are even more important in cloud environments, and we discuss what you need and why you need it.


FOUNDATION - Discover and Document

"What do we have now?"

With an organizational "statement of objectives" for a cloud initiative, the FAST Foundation Phase begins laying the foundations for cloud adoption. If you have existing governance plans; security plans; role-based access taxonomies; and/or monitoring, auditing, and incident response plans, we help evolve them to support hybrid architectures and cloud. If you do not yet have them, we help you develop the plans you need.


BLUEPRINT - Plan and Prepare

"What do we need to do and how are we going to do it?"

The FAST Blueprint Phase integrates the application portfolio from Phase 2 with a migration decision framework to produce a roadmap for cloud adoption. The roadmap prioritizes workloads by your organization's priorities (security, availability, cost, etc.) and current state (recent capital investments, imminent contract expirations, long- term software licensing agreements, rate-of-change elasticity, etc.) and supports it with security and governance plans.


BUILD - Architect and Engineer

"How do we methodically build, test, coordinate, and document?"

The FAST Build Phase takes the plans from Phase 3 and implements them as a methodical, tested, coordinated, documented, and success-assured migration activity - workload by workload. Regardless of the migration path chosen for the workload, the security and governance plans and disciplined execution of the plans ensures minimal disruption and maximum performance. No one can leave on Friday with an on-premise environment and return on Monday to an all in-cloud environment, but Smartronix can make it almost that seamless.


RUN - Operate and Optimize

"Do we want to manage the day-to-day 'run it' activities or focus on value-add?"

Enjoy the benefits of your new cloud-enabled workloads and business! You still have to monitor the environment, maintain your operating systems and applications, support your user community, assure the availability of back-ups, and plan for the unexpected. With a well-architected environment, built in compliance with industry standards, provider best practices, and Smartronix expertise, you can do it yourself - or you can have our Cloud Assured Managed Services (CAMS) do it for you.


For more information, please contact a Smartronix Cloud Assured Account Manager.​​  |  703-435-3322