Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting
Amazon Web Services (AWS) defines cloud computing as “the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud services platform via the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing.” The benefits of moving to the cloud have been well documented, and include:
- Trade CAPEX for OPEX
- Take advantage of massive economies of scale
- Stop guessing capacity…pay only for what you need, when you need it
- Increase speed and agility
- Focus on innovation and your customers, rather than on maintaining data centers
- Eliminate the expense, disruption, and risk associated with traditional hardware upgrades
AWS is the leading provider of public cloud capacity. In fact, at the end of 2016, AWS was larger than the next 14 public cloud providers combined. This success has allowed AWS to develop over 90 services, including a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications.
AWS isn’t merely a replacement for on-premises datacenters or colocation facilities, but a complete ecosystem for building secure, scalable, reliable systems. Because of this, ISE’s AWS deployments don’t stop at “lift-and-shift.” Whether doing an all-in migration or moving a selected system, each application undergoes a three-stage process to get the most from the capabilities of the cloud, ensuring security, reliability and fault-tolerance at each step of the process. The goal of our process is conformance to the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework: security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, operational excellence.
After some organizational analysis to determine environmental needs and patterns, ISE starts with a tailored infrastructure-provisioning process which fits into existing continuous integration and deployment workflow to provide a secure, scalable and repeatable platform for your application that is a seamless part of your development and deployment pipeline. This includes automating security best practices and networking infrastructure. Next, we instrument the application to provide traceability and visibility into the application’s operations cycle, adding dashboards and alarms to automate maintenance and remediation, making management easy. Finally, we optimize the application based on collected data to be performant, fault-tolerant and reduce operating costs.
ISE is recognized as a Standard Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS.
AWS migrations can be complex, but our practiced engineering team brings real-world experience with Fortune 500 industry partners, in connected-vehicle telematics applications, agricultural predictive analytics, web and mobile apps, and geospatially-aware networking and telecommunications analysis.
We can show you how to improve quality of service, reduce your operations overhead, and cut infrastructure costs on AWS’ world-class cloud computing platform. Check out our cloud page for more information on our service offerings.