Queensland Rail: Cloud Strategy and Design

Cloud Strategy and Design

Industry: Transport

Company Size: 5,000+

Project Overview

Queensland Rail (QR) has a stated strategic direction to transition to a hybrid Infrastructure as a Service model. QR identified that the initial design of the hosted environment was vital to ensuring the future success of the hybrid cloud strategic initiative.

QR, therefore, was seeking a skilled and experienced implementation partner to provide ‘best practice’ guidance and design knowledge to kick off initial requirements; gathering, analysis, solution options definition and design activity.


Following a detailed evaluation of the requirements outlined within QR’s ‘Cloud Environment Design’ Request for Quotation, Olikka proposed a solution utilising internal technical, consulting and commercial experience to deliver a solution that created the following project outcomes:

  • ‘End-to-end accountability’ for the overall delivery of the proposed solution/project
  • Analysis of ‘current state’ – Identification and analysis of business requirements
  • Definition of relevant Hybrid Cloud solution options and making recommendations accordingly
  • Development of a High-Level Design (based on the chosen Hybrid Cloud solution option)
  • Development of a Roadmap and High-Level Implementation Plan
  • Identification of business case inputs (i.e. identify what resources would be required to perform detailed design and implementation of High-Level Design)
  • A fixed price quotation for performing detailed design and implementation
  • ‘Best practice’ guidance throughout the envisioned engagement
  • Based on experiences gained by completing similar projects, the transition from a traditional data centre infrastructure, to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, required a consultative approach – this ensured that stakeholders were well informed therefore confident about the significant technical and operational transitions that lie ahead.

In addition to delivering the above-mentioned project requirements, Olikka’s solution included a high amount of Olikka-led workshops. The workshops ensured all internal stakeholders were allowed to contribute while increasing their knowledge of Hybrid Cloud topics – this led to an increase in stakeholders’ satisfaction and motivation.


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Cloud Strategy and Design