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, rooted in our Cloud Native and DevSecOps Transformation expertise, 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 cloud and DevSecOps 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 Cloud Native and DevSecOps transformation, 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, cloud native, or DevSecOps transformation adoption journey, we can help.
Our Hybrid Cloud Approach
As a leader in Cloud Native and DevSecOps transformation, Oteemo provides hybrid cloud services that 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 and/or cloud native 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.
Oteemo accelerates organizations’ adoption of Cloud and ties together our Cloud Native and DevSecOps Transformation expertise and 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 Capex
On 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.
Cloud-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.
Depending 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.
Applications and data can be deployed to regional datacenters around the globe, so your customers always have the best performance in their region.
Applications 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.
By 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 Production
In 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.
Cloud-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
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
- Develop solutions based on enterprise architecture models for future state recommendations
- Baselining and defining future state
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. It also helps Oteemo analyze and document cost analysis as well as risks and mitigations. 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 & 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.
Oteemo can identify the right tools and processes for rapid development, testing, delivery and deployment for the Agency to adhere to DevSecOps best practices. This includes building a pipeline that includes security tools to catch vulnerabilities early.
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 & 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.
Oteemo consults and enables clients who want to automatically enforce compliance and security policies for Continuous ATO (cATO). Many of these controls can be enforced and automated in zero trust architecture, as well as standards and technologies such as Open Policy Agent (OPA) or Kyverno. We can help define the system’s security boundaries and prepare assessment documents for cATO.
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.
Beyond helping customers to implement new services and capabilities, we are also able to promote the adoption of these new services throughout the organization, by demonstrating business values such as ease of use, enhanced security, cost savings and improved service level objectives and agreements.
See What Our Clients Have To Say
“Our IT mission, like our company mission, is to take great care of the patient every day and in every way. We do this by developing solutions and technology with highly disciplined and rigorous engineering practices, processes, and solutions. Oteemo’s help in developing and implementing measurable, quality-focused practices has significantly increased the pace of integration and innovation. I expect that our expanding partnership will continue to accelerate our capabilities.”
Senior Director Applications, Mednax
“As part of our journey to AIOps, we were in the process of transitioning our product platform to a microservices architecture. This transformation involved quite a bit of orchestration using containers, kubernetes and other cloud native services. We engaged Oteemo to provide that expertise and help accelerate our transformation. We are extremely pleased to have Oteemo as our strategic partner.”
Vice President of Engineering, ScienceLogic
“Oteemo worked with our team from requirements capture and analysis to platform design, migration strategy and roll out of the cloud native platform. They integrated seamlessly with our teams and soon became our trusted partners. Their expertise in DevSecOps, Kubernetes, automation (Ansible, Terraform, etc.), cloud and solutions, coupled with Agile principles, has enabled us to quickly and efficiently achieve our product modernization goals. We are very pleased to have Oteemo as a strategic partner in our digital transformation and modernization journey.”
Vice President, Corporate Software Development, Telos
See Our Work
Oteemo Helps Mednax Reduce Deployment Time From Months To Minutes
How Telos Partnered with Oteemo and Accelerated its Cloud Native DevSecOps Transformation
ScienceLogic’s Transformation into a Cloud Native and DevOps Organization
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