The first step in migrating to the cloud is the set up phase. This phase includes:
1. Plan Cloud Setup - Create a project plan.
2. Set up infrastructure - The IaaS and PaaS environments need to be installed and configured. This includes databases, network, hardware, disk and application servers.
3. Set up shared components - Are applications, database objects or other components going to be made accessible in the cloud ? These shared components need to be configured and made accessible.
4. Set up self-service portal - Customer self service provisioning, management and monitoring.