Cloud Migration & Strategy


Accelerate Your Digital Transformation With On-Premise, Hybrid or Native Cloud

Cloud Deployments that Fuel transformation also create complexity and risk


Cloud deployments have become critical to the success of digital transformation strategies. As companies deploy cloud apps and agile infrastructure, they must carefully consider the tools, processes, and connections need to secure their expanded ecosystem.

Several factors are driving the adoption of different cloud structures. Vast volumes of data continue to expand and grow exponentially due to new retention policies and regulations across industries. Disruptive competitive entrants require that new products and services be introduced at a much faster pace. Evolving regulatory, data and technical requirements are creating operational hurdles. And support for mission-critical legacy applications is diminishing, meaning that infrastructure must be migrated or decommissioned.


As cloud computing applications and workloads proliferate, though, many organizations struggle with rising levels of operational and security complexity. That complexity can easily limit system visibility leading to unexpected threats and security risks.

The top three challenges for moving workloads to the cloud*:

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Technical complexity 

maintain comprehensive security



Maintaining comprehensive security 

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Ensuring compliance 

*Source: The State of Cloud Native Security, Palo Alto Networks, 2020

Enabling a security-first cloud model

Successful digital transformation requires you to execute your cloud migration strategy with security in mind. With Optiv, you’ll take a comprehensive approach that addresses all aspects of your cloud transformation. Our flexible delivery model means you can engage the Optiv team in the way that best supports your goals. We can advise, design, build and operate your cloud model to provide seamless transitions between implementation stages and across workstreams.


But today, these devices are integral to IT networks in distributed systems—which opens up new attack vectors and vulnerabilities that couldn’t be exploited before. Maintaining effective security in this new environment is getting harder every day.


With Optiv, you’ll gain the guidance, knowledge, and expertise you need to address your security needs in a distributed environment and balance them with your business objectives. You’ll identify, segment and protect OT devices across your ecosystem—along with the data they produce.

With Optiv, you’ll have a solution-agnostic, value-centric partner to help you:

Build momentum 


to develop an entirely new operational model 
that boosts your competitive position and creates new efficiencies.

Simplify your existing infrastructure


and cost model as part of a cloud-first transformation model.

Strategically leverage public cloud and native services


to enable new organizational and IT services capabilities.

Enable inherent security 


across your entire IT ecosystem.

Taking a multidimensional approach to cloud transformation


To ensure you achieve the highest levels of security in your digital transformation to the cloud, Optiv takes a multidimensional approach that covers every level within your IT structure.

Data Center

Reduce data center footprint by leveraging public, private, and hybrid cloud architectures.

Meet The Team

Jeff Stewart, Director–Cloud Transformation

Jeff Stewart, Director–Cloud Transformation


With more than 25 years of leading various aspects of IT transformation from infrastructure, applications, and business process redesign, Stewart is an expert in managing the complexities of digital transformation and how it can fundamentally improve business functions.

Mike Hanson, Principal Consultant

Mike Hanson, Principal Consultant


Hanson has 20+ years of leadership and IT experience, along with nearly ten years of experience with Microsoft Azure. His expertise includes defining and implementing secure cloud architectures, security guardrail definition and implementation, SIEM integrations, use case development, and infrastructure code deployment automation.

Kevin Dillaway, Principal Consultant

Kevin Dillaway, Principal Consultant


Dillaway has deep experience moving organizations to the cloud, as well as configuring and planning for dependent applications and services required to sustain cloud solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology and Microsoft cloud platform fields.

James Ochs, Principal Consultant

James Ochs, Principal Consultant


Ochs has over 30 years of experience designing, building and managing operations for businesses ranging from small private organizations to the largest Fortune 50 companies. His areas of expertise include AWS, security automation, DevSecOps integration, and native, hybrid, and on-premise cloud architecture.

Why Optiv


As you look forward to cloud digital transformation, Optiv can help you achieve your targeted business outcomes. We’ll partner with you to resolve any magnitude of program, problem or project you are looking to address.


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Conduct an assessment and create a roadmap using our cyber digital transformation framework and execute against the roadmap.

Integration and Innovation


Optimize new and existing technologies to bolster and align the security program with business transformation.



Providing continuous resilience and operations.