In the midst of the Fourth Industrial revolution and quite clearly in an increasingly digitalized environment whether a business requires to utilize cloud services is no longer the question. The considerations are more around how much, which type and how to execute a successful cloud migration.
What would constitute a perfect cloud environment for your business?
With the movement towards a multi or hybrid cloud environment using public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or an Enterprise Level private cloud platform, the typical challenges that you might face include:
In addition to this, for established organizations, complex and hybrid environments which are a combination of multiple layers of public and private cloud platforms working in tandem with traditional IT architecture, is a reality. Not everything can be completely migrated to a cloud platform. If not constructed properly, this environment could have high cost ramifications and the ease of operating will be compromised.
Our thorough understanding of business systems, especially legacy based, along with three decades of partnering with global businesses across industries provides our client partners with greater leverage in the following areas:
Our unique approach to discover cloud value and cloud migration paths will benefit any organization, small or big. Some of the things we will establish are:
Our certified team of AWS and cloud consultants assist with custom application development, monitoring and scaling in line with your unique PaaS, IaaS or SaaS needs. Be it your mobile, IoT, Ecommerce or machine learning, the team can provide you with solutions that are feasible and cost efficient, including assistance on determining optimal data strategies for your organization and content distribution processes
Using DevOps as a methodology with cloud services allows us to follow a CI-CD model for pipeline automation when it comes to Application, Database or cloud services in general. Our expertise in traditional and new technologies also helps us in defining clearer, more streamlined and effective solutions
Creating an effective Enterprise Cloud Architecture requires strong collaboration with the business and operations teams to understand feasibility, usage and scale. Our approach is to first define business goals, and together with a cloud reference model define what traditional components from the current application architecture can be migrated to the cloud. Our knowledge of traditional enterprise architecture and IT ecosystems allows us to be precise and streamlined during the migration exercise, and concurrently keeping stringent security practices in place for all cloud solutions.As part of most cloud architectures, we recommend leveraging containerized solutions using Docker and Kubernetes which will add tremendous value to any IT organization.
If there were ever an example of a truly successful marriage, where partners complemented each other for outcomes which were far beyond what they could have achieved singularly, it would have to be one between Cloud & DevOps.
Having a DevOps’ed culture and a strong cloud presence means that your entire delivery pipeline could essentially be revamped to be more responsive to change.
DevOps integration targets feature development, automation testing, quality testing, product delivery and maintenance releases in order to improve reliability and security and provide faster development and deployment cycles. Combine that with AWS OpsWorks, for example, and you can expect the following outcomes:
This combination makes it easier to automate processes and streamline your delivery pipeline to be agile and flexible enough to adapt to changing trends & consumer preferences. Security and performance are key parameters of any IT success story. Which is why we ensure that DevOps principles are executed together with DevSecOps, keeping your organization both agile and secure..
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