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Your cloud journey. Our proven four-stage process.

Competitive Edge is Claranet’s modular professional services framework. Whether you are investigating options at an early stage or starting a new project or programme, we cater for every phase of your cloud journey, wherever you currently are through:

  • Discovery and assessment
  • Architecture and high-level design
  • Application workload transformation
  • Data centre transformation

Competitive edge

Competitive edge framework


Gain insight into the current state of your infrastructure and view how applications and services are delivered to the user community through your existing digital delivery methods.

Each module has clearly defined objectives and deliverables, ensuring visibility and tangible, measurable points to ensure all parties remain informed. This ensures valuable insights are shared early, expectations remain aligned, and assertions challenged if necessary.

Typical deliverables: Audit data output files, audit summary reports, dependency mapping report, vulnerability scan report, contractual alignment report.


  • Data Centre Audit
  • Infrastructure Audit
  • Storage and Data Protection Audit
  • Application Stack Discovery and Dependency Mapping
  • Security Assurance
  • Maintenance Liability and Contractual Alignment


Identify how people, process, and technology are performing. Understand where there are constraints in resource utilisation and service delivery that need to be addressed

Typical deliverables: Business services performance report, service analysis report, candidate platform report, business process and application mapping diagram.


  • Business Service Performance
  • Service Analysis
  • Candidate Platform Analysis
  • Business Process and Application Analysis


Model the future state considering different architectures: the systems that continue to drive business insight through monitoring, reporting, and business intelligence; a migration process sensitive to timescales and required risk mitigation.

Typical deliverables: Service assessment data output file, service alignment report, platform cost model, high-level design(s), secure-by-design summary report, business case document.


  • Define Service Assessment Framework
  • Platform Cost Modelling
  • High-Level Design
  • Secure-by-Design Review
  • Business Case


Execute the strategy defined during the Architect phase of this process validated by the insight derived from the discovery and analysis phases.

Typical deliverables: Statement of work, low-level design document, project initiation session, workload test plan workshop, migration and implementation.


  • Statement of Work
  • Low-Level Design
  • Migration

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