Cloud Centre of Excellence

Are you realising the full business value of the cloud?

Cloud offers greater flexibility, agility and new opportunities for innovation and growth.

What Is a Cloud Centre of Excellence?

A Cloud Centre of Excellence brings together expertise, to accelerate cloud adoption within an organisation and create a journey for success. Whilst the CCoE provides governance and sets guardrails, it shouldn’t be viewed as a control function, but rather an enabling function, providing support mechanisms to enhance new ways of working and instilling behaviours to empower product teams, and speed up response times.

Accelerating cloud adoption

With the cloud revolution underway, organisations are having to take a cloud first approach to keep up with new demands for the people and processes needed to deliver on the promise of rapid development, automation and innovation across products and services.

Done right, the CCoE becomes a flexible and empowering resource organisations rely on to migrate to and build in the cloud with security, consistency and efficiency.

Benefits of the Cloud Centre of Excellence

Leading with a cloud mindset, the CCOE has the ability to influence outcomes, assisting in efforts to adopt and scale.
By defining your future cloud state and developing a cloud strategy, you can realise business benefits.

With rapid turnaround times for development, governance is necessary to ensure data and systems aren’t exposed to a security breach, cost overrun and significant performance/reliability issues.
With well-designed and widely available reference architecture, patterns and blueprints, apps can be built, tagged, deployed and tested in a matter of hours, with security built-in at every stage – embracing the shift left principle throughout the lifecycle.
With clear sponsorship at the leadership level as well as the right people recruited to the CCoE who embrace automation as the default mode of operation, it can fly the flag for enabling the business to take leaps forward.
Steering towards that north star of greater agility, a CCoE allows you to respond faster to change without losing sight of strategy or security.
Bringing rigour and repeatability to the automation approach the cloud makes possible, a CCoE can reduce costs associated with innovation.
Supporting experimental engagements with technology.
Minimise risks with a cloud controls framework and automated guardrails.

Three ways to drive value from cloud control

Value driver #1: Competitive advantage

The CCoE can help your organisation get in front of competitors by giving more of your workforce the capability to innovate faster, delivering both greater agility and return on investment from the earliest stages of your cloud journey.

Value driver #2: Financial advantage

When the cloud is unleashed and demand from across the organisation surges, the CCoE can be a highly effective gatekeeper for managing demand and the cost that goes with it.

With an effective CCoE model, that includes FinOps intelligence, you’ll have an in-built mechanism to measure, monitor and direct more of your cloud spend and scalability towards the apps and outcomes that deliver greatest value to the business bottom line. 

Value driver #3: Automation advantage

A major driver of cost savings from cloud supported app development is the automation aspect. Knowing what and where to automate requires insight into what will work for your organisation along with a shift for people and processes away from the manual interventions we’ve come to expect from our working practices.

How a Centre of Excellence works for you

By shifting the focus to engaging every member of the workforce with the value cloud adoption can bring, streamlined compliance and governance becomes just one part of this value creation. Instead of seeing the CCoE as an inhibitor, business units and employees know they’re there to create psychological safety. With governance  and rules of engagement led by this expert team, employees are guided by a code of practice that’s embedded in both the technology itself and a workplace culture that is now embracing cloud optimised behaviours.

By working collaboratively, we establish the framework for success. If your organisation has already migrated to the cloud, we can guide you on the best path to success.
Implementing policies, environment strategy and oversight – governance is necessary to ensure data and systems aren’t exposed to a security breach, cost overrun and significant performance/reliability issues.
Minimise risk with a cloud controls framework and automated guardrails, empowering your team.
By bringing together expertise, to accelerate cloud adoption within an organisation and creating a journey for success, Cloud offers greater flexibility, agility and new opportunities for innovation and growth.


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Why Eighty20?

We lead with a Cloud Mindset and have a team that have been the customer as an ISV.

Underpinning our approach is a commitment to continuous improvement and excellence – so we can pass on the time, cost and quality  enhancements to you.
    We help you to visualise your new business model and growth avenues with Microsoft and Azure, and then get in the trenches, work shoulder to shoulder with your team, and stay the course, so you can help your customers to sustain long-term, strategic technology investments, embrace change, and realise benefits.

Azure and Cloud Specialists

Dedicated specialists in Cloud Transformation and Adoption. We excel in execution, with a diverse team of professionals across strategy, delivery and support. Providing end-to-end support.
  • Simplify and strengthen solutions
  • Accelerated transformation and adoption
  • Streamline engagement model, freeing up your talent to focus on your apps
  • Increase Compliance and Security

Proven Results

Proven success in delivering benefits on time and within budget for many enterprise clients in the following areas: 

  • Infrastructure consolidation and centralisation 
  • Cloud strategy, migration and optimisation 
  • Flexible, hybrid productivity and security solutions 
  • Customised Change and Adoption programs 
  • Operational readiness planning and process changes 

Better Value

Our Transformation Accelerators and Managed Services accelerate your competitive advantage:  

  • De-Risk your delivery
  • Increase speed to market
  • Unlimited scalability and tailored solutions
  • Faster Product Development 
  • Your talent focused on what matters

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