Cloud Engineering and Migration Services Learn more Cloud Engineering for Today’s Enterprise Today’s businesses exist in a dynamic environment that requires tremendous resilience and adaptability to rapidly evolving conditions, not to mention scalability and agility to stand out in a demanding marketplace. A limited ability to deal with these challenges quickly becomes a liability for the business. The cloud remains one of the most important innovations that allow businesses to be agile enough to contend with these challenges every day. However, traditional Data Center oriented thinking does not serve one well when migrating Systems and workloads to the cloud. Oteemo’s approach to cloud engineering is based on a provider-neutral process that leverages our deep knowledge and experience in cloud computing, infrastructure automation, IT workload management and migration, always with an emphasis on business goals. We specialize in accelerating adoption of best practices, mentor and prepare your teams to wield the power of cloud infrastructure, and become trusted advisors invested in maximizing the benefits of cloud adoption and migration. Our unique mentoring model enables your most important enterprise asset, your people, to learn and adopt cloud rapidly. Our understanding of infrastructure, middleware, application lifecycle management, CI/CD, microservices and container architectures enables us to design, architect and implement the right cloud solution for your enterprise. Wherever you are in your cloud adoption journey, we can help. Talk to Us Our Hybrid Cloud Approach Oteemo’s Hybrid Cloud services enable organizations to accelerate their journey to the cloud while creating hybrid cloud architectures with interoperability between datacenter and public clouds. We help our customers optimize, scale and manage workloads with the right cloud technologies, thereby driving maximum return on investments without compromising security and quality. Through our Hybrid Cloud solution, we help deliver the following capabilities to our customers: End-to-end visibility and management of data center and cloud workloads Optimized cloud infrastructure that maximizes resource utilization. Scalable solutions that adjust to changing workload demands. Self-service portal and service catalog for automatic provisioning of defined services and application environments. Workload lifecycle management from inception through retirement. Manage physical, virtual and container infrastructure. Resource quota enforcement, cost allocation and reporting. Continuous discovery, monitoring and tracking. Role-restricted user access with approval workflows. Configuration auditing, change tracking and drift analysis. Our Oteemo X framework accelerates organizations’ adoption of Cloud and ties together our principles of Infrastructure Automation into the Cloud solution. Lift-Transform- Shift: Cloud Migration Done Right Migrating applications to the Cloud can be approached in many different ways, but it should always be preceded by a clearly defined plan of execution. Our experience helps us assess, architect and deliver business focused cloud migration for your applications to enhance resilience, scalability and performance across multiple cloud providers. Why Migrate to the Cloud? The reasons vary from organization to organization, but fundamentally, the overarching goals are to increase ROI and reduce TCO. Here are some specific advantages that a cloud-based application brings. Cost optimization: Opex over CapexOn the cloud you rarely need to pre-provision infrastructure. You pay for what you use, giving you the flexibility to move away from a capex-intensive datacenter provisioning process to an opex-optimized cloud outlay. With the right architecture and implementation, mapping infrastructure costs to business priorities becomes much easier. AgilityCloud-based resources can be deployed and configured quickly as your application requirements change. Infrastructure as code ensures configuration stability and the ability to rapidly deploy entire application stacks on demand on multiple cloud providers. High availabilityDepending on the service-level agreement that you choose, your well-engineered cloud-based applications can provide a continuous user experience with no apparent downtime even when things go wrong. Geo-distributionApplications and data can be deployed to regional datacenters around the globe, so your customers always have the best performance in their region. ScalabilityApplications in the cloud may be rapidly scaled vertically (adding RAM or CPU to a virtual machine) or horizontally (distributing workloads among more compute) in response to demand spikes. Disaster recoverBy taking advantage of cloud-based backup services, data replication, and geo-distribution, you can deploy your applications with the confidence that comes from knowing that your data is safe in the event that disaster should occur. Testing as ProductionIn a datacenter environment, creating a production analogue environment for testing involves significant investment and engineering. In a cloud environment, creating temporary production-like environments can be automated in order to run end-to-end tests in a production-like scenario. ElasticityCloud-based applications can be configured to take advantage of autoscaling, so your applications will always have the resources they need. Our Approach to Cloud Migration Assessment Assessment We start with a thorough understanding and assessment of your needs, and a high-level analysis of your application portfolio with a view to business impact and dependencies. A high-level cloud design that addresses the basic building blocks of cloud is defined. The implementation of the solution in this phase is scoped to the basic building blocks of the cloud, which include but not limited to concepts such as: Establishing cloud account structures Establish cloud connectivity Design and implement identity and access management solution App IAM: ADFS, SAML/OAuth IDP Infrastructure IAM: Roles, policies, active directory, ADFS (SAML), etc. Identify organizational policy inheritance Security and compliance Monitoring, logging and reporting Datacenter Operations vs. Cloud operations Mentoring teams on adapting to a cloud-native model A thorough application portfolio assessment is performed to capture all the details of tools and technology stacks used within the organization. This information provides the data required for planning cloud migration tasks and schedules and also engineer the required cloud engineering services for the applications. A clear understanding of all applications (COTS, custom-built, legacy, green-field) across infrastructure, middleware, big data, business intelligence and other platforms are captured. Automation and Engineering Automation and Engineering Infrastructure as code allows you to define your target environment as human readable code using orchestration tools such as Ansible and Terraform. You can abstract infrastructure even further using container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. Security and compliance are built into the automation process, and are central to the delivery of production-grade mission critical infrastructure as needed without a large scale resource commitment. Features such as idempotence and drift management help keep cloud infrastructure resilient and optimized, reducing administrative toil to a minimum. The focus of this phase is to implement the migration plan for moving applications and workloads into the cloud and drive cloud adoption. Our migration approach follows agile principles and maps migration tasks and goals into two-week iterations. Migrations are accelerated as applications and platforms are migrated one-by-one and the pace of migration increases significantly after the first five applications or platforms are successfully migrated into the cloud. Operation and Management Operation and Management Managed services are yet another benefit of the cloud. The provider abstracts away the operation and maintenance of key infrastructure services by providing them as services that can be utilized on demand. An example is Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) which lets you avail of managed databases on demand without having to maintain the underlying infrastructure. Migrating from a wholly owned datacenter-based model to a managed service can deliver significant cost and operational advantages, but needs to be done correctly in order to avoid downtime for users. Standard Operating Procedures and run books for operating and managing cloud, backup and restore procedures, disaster recovery implementation plans and procedures, monitoring, patching and other operational tasks are defined and implemented. Long term infrastructure lifecycle management, automation and organization process refinement is also performed during this stage. Adoption Adoption Having the best cloud infrastructure has no meaning if your users aren’t able to leverage it to best effect. We work with your teams to mentor them to utilize and extend cloud services to serve your business goals. Talk to our Cloud-Native Transformation Architect to find out how you can get started with your Cloud-Native journey. Fill out the form below.