When the discovery has been performed we use our domain experience to pinpoint areas of interest in the environment. This could be legacy systems, which traditionally has a high maintenance cost or collections of non-virtualized servers that needs to be understood.
Combining our newly gained architectural knowledge of the systems, we will then try to find the corresponding financial book value or maintenance cost of the systems.
This enables us to build a TCO model of the systems, so we know our baseline before transformation.
Taking an architectural approach, we suggest transformations that will lower the burn rate of the infrastructure needed to host an application.
Often it is possible to choose a more modern platform to host these workloads.