Cloud Licence Advisory

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Licensing in the Cloud

With so many purported benefits around cost, flexibility, and scalability – it’s clear why so many businesses and governments globally are moving workloads and applications to the cloud.

But is it that simple and what does ‘cloud’ really mean?

The reality is obtaining these purported benefits vary from organisation to organisation, more specifically, across applications and workloads depending on a complex array of factors.

It can be challenging ascertaining whether cloud is suitable for your business as well as which provider, which applications, and which workloads you should be moving. Without a clear understanding of these factors, the transition to cloud can be extremely costly.

Cloud migration certainly has its benefits, but have you weighed its risks? Invictus Partners are here to guide you through this business-critical process of understanding and migrating to the cloud. Our approach to supporting you as you look to leverage the value of cloud starts with understanding the key business drivers and end goals.

Transition to cloud


CIOs looking to migrate their perpetual licences to a subscription model


CIOs who are concerned that their on-premise contracts may impact their move to cloud increase costs


Vendors who have made changes to their pricing and licensing policies for cloud in the last 18-24 months

Our three-step process provides your business pragmatic answers that distinguish promises from outcomes, enabling you to migrate the right systems and functions for the right reason. Invictus’ three-step process involves:

  • Roadmap and TCO

Working with you, we jointly develop a roadmap that considers all aspects of your data and applications: which apps to migrate, which is the best approach for the platform migration – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS; planning and prioritising, accountabilities and governance, contractual and entitlement mapping, reporting and measuring success parameters, etc

  • Application assessment for cloud migration

We conduct a detailed review of your current applications, how they’re used, their support status, and their technical configuration. Our consultants identify the potential business benefits and risks associated with moving each of your applications to the cloud.

  • Strategic licence review

Our Software Asset Management experts look at licence compliance, risks, recommended contractual options, current and future spend benchmarking for cloud and spend optimisation opportunities for your application software in the context of cloud deployment.

Following this process, the Invictus team can advise which workloads and applications should and shouldn’t be moved to the cloud, including the type of cloud offering most appropriate for each. As your cloud infrastructure and SaaS footprint grows or diversifies, managing it becomes a complex, non-scalable, error-prone undertaking option leading to over subscription and potential bill shock. Let us help you monitor your cloud subscriptions and optimise your spend

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