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What is a Cloud Adoption Framework?

After hundreds of cloud migrations, Six Nines has developed an innovative approach to migrating an organization’s infrastructure. Our Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) uses the best technology, practices, and lessons from a diverse array of enterprise workloads.

We will guide you through our framework for cloud adoption and lead you through building your own program to improve your time to delivery. Our customers benefit regardless of where they are in their cloud journey.

The 5 Phases of our Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF)


At the Cloud Launch Workshop, we bring your team together to take a holistic approach to reviewing your cloud adoption strategy. Then we build a roadmap with specific goals and objectives to help you realize your strategy.

  • Build Goals and Objectives for your CAF
  • Establish budgets and TCO
  • Understand cloud adoption drivers
  • Review CAF details
  • Identify cloud ready workloads
  • Identify governance and security requirements
  • Build an action plan


By assessing the current state of your cloud adoption process and quantifying the benefits and effort of your migration we will identify key requirements. Then we will design a plan that solves your requirements, concerns, and governance needs.

  • Application and infrastructure assessment
  • Identify and address key security concerns and controls
  • Select Pilot applications for migration
  • TCO and ROI estimation
  • Define Minimum Viable Cloud and Reference architectures
  • Prioritize dependencies, risks, and constraints
  • Align all stakeholders on roadmap


We build your Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC) and move applicable workloads. Deploy cloud management and governance tools. Instill principle methodologies for overall migration.

  • Develop and build MVC
  • Migrate initial workloads as example use cases
  • Verify and validate applications and operations
  • Build primary cloud teams using processes, playbooks and technology
  • Map compliance, security, and operational approaches
  • Prepare the organization to adopt cloud resources at scale (Phase 4)


So far, we have built the underpinning for a high-quality cloud program. Next, it’s time to start the large-scale migration of your infrastructure.

  • Establish project plans and the teams to lead them
  • Implement governance, security, and controls
  • Deploy infrastructure, processes, playbooks and tooling
  • Transform legacy Operational Teams to cloud management teams
  • Data and Workload migration followed by soft and hard cutover
  • Enablement and knowledge transfer
  • Application Handoff, Training, and Support


Offload the maintenance and operations of your cloud environment, enabling your team to focus on what they do best.

  • 100% availability architecture design
  • DevOps deployment and configuration automation
  • Disaster recovery and automated backups
  • Audit readiness for verticals
  • Enterprise-grade security services
  • Integration with on-premise or private cloud environments

Some Highlights

  • Best Practice Cloud Adoption
  • We guide your team through the process
  • 4 Pillars: Security, Reliability, Performance and Cost
  • Trusted by over 200 companies

Success Story: INSZOOM

INSZoom wanted to migrate their production environment from a colocation facility to AWS and were looking for an AWS partner to build the infrastructure using AWS services and best practices. Their key requirements (read more)

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