Professional Services — For Every Step Along Your Cloud JourneyAdmin
The journey to the cloud is different for every organization.
Some have been mandated to get out of the data center. Others are seeking to innovate, minimize risk and adapt more quickly to market changes. Most aim to save money and boost efficiency.
Whatever the reason, according to 451 Research, more than 70 percent of organizations with 10,000 or more employees are undertaking an IT transformation initiative — and most of those, recognizing a shortage of in-house talent and resources, are looking for guidance from a trusted partner.
Wherever you are in your journey, Avaib has almost certainly already navigated that territory. We have experience with every major cloud platform and technology, and have now honed that expertise to offer a robust portfolio of professional services designed to take you from the beginning of your cloud journey through the end — or at any step along the way.
Traditional professional service organizations, with expertise centered on consulting rather than technology, can make recommendations, and even implement solutions in most cases. What they can’t do is offer ongoing support. Avaib, which has been helping customers manage their cloud environments for almost a decade, has the technology chops to guide you along the entire journey, then will stay to manage and optimize your cloud platforms — if that’s the level of service you want.
The Customer Cloud Journey
We recently broke down the journey into actionable steps: Plan, Assess, Design, Migrate, Manage and Optimize.
It’s an approach that can be used to push through one application bundle at a time and repeated as needed, for Agile development, or across a broader, end-to-end process for more traditional “waterfall” development.
All the steps in our approach are captured in our recently launched Global Solutions and Services, which offers end-to-end world-class expertise and professional services to identify and implement solutions to all the challenges organizations face today in the journey to the cloud.
By taking advantage of our almost a decade of multi-cloud expertise, customers can partner with Avaib for solutions to your particular challenges, consuming just the services you need, when you need them, to accelerate growth and innovation in the cloud, enabling faster and more efficient IT transformation.
Global Solutions and Services includes a slate of professional services, advanced cloud consultants and partners who will work with you on individualized plans to architect, migrate, manage and optimize your selected solutions. Professional Service offers the following services:
Within the cloud journey framework, we offer specific services that allow us to dive deep into your goals, needs and limitations to craft specific solutions for your business. Each service can be consumed independently, or combined to create the exact level of guidance and management you need. They include services for Cloud, Application, Data, Security and Governance.
We often have customers come to us after a specific business event – a mandate from the CIO, a merger/acquisition, or shrinking budget, they have a good understanding of their application portfolio, but they don’t have the expertise in house to choose the best-fit cloud platform for each application, for cost efficiency and the best way to onboard minimizing disruption.
Our Multi-Cloud Accelerator solves for that.
The service includes a cloud maturity readiness assessment, evaluating applications, infrastructure and data readiness for the cloud. Experts from our team gather information on people, processes, governance and operations to determine how much change is needed across the organization. Deliverable reports include app and infrastructure portfolio analysis, business case and ROI estimate, cloud platform capabilities mapping and a deployment strategy.
When you hear people talking about tech acceleration, that’s us.
Migration planning is for customers who have critical apps they want to move, but either don’t have the in-house expertise to move them, or their IT is dedicated to other projects or running the business.
This is really about business aspirations, and whether the current technology they’re using is aligned with future business requirements as they see it. If they’re misaligned, they need to migrate. Proper planning allows us to safely facilitate innovation, allow the IT team to continue to add strategic value to the business, and accelerate the reason they’re choosing to change platforms in the first place: to accelerate the return on their investment.
Ideally, Avaib’s experts are brought in during the planning stages, but they can also help salvage a plan gone awry. Our experience with how legacy systems and cloud solutions mesh forms the foundation of our migration planning and strategy service. The team begins with an assessment and inventory of your apps, their criticality, how they’re run, who uses them and when and what language they’re written in. That forms the basis for a work plan with a migration path for each application.
Botched migrations can be incredibly costly, causing everything from broken platforms, lost data and lost revenue all the way to loss of life, the stakes really couldn’t be higher.
Nearly half of all CIOs experienced a migration failure in 2015, according Vision Solutions’ 2016 State of Resilience Report, while its year-over-year analysis showed that percentage rising. Not surprisingly, downtime and overtime were the costliest challenges.
Our primary goal is to mitigate the risk, limiting downtime, overtime and production overall. One customer with business aspirations beyond their current capacity that required a ten-fold increase in volume on their platform can’t afford any downtime. We built the platform, then used our best practices, got it right the first time with no unplanned downtime.
This service helps prepare your website for the unexpected to help prepare for traffic spikes, plus vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, to help identify security vulnerabilities and meet compliance requirements.
Load testing is the process of putting stress on a site or application and measuring its response time. This allows us to offer custom recommendations for optimizing performance. Load testing pushes the limits of site performance with simultaneous users (5, 50, 500, etc.) to identify when, how and why issues occur. Tests can scale up to hundreds of thousands of virtual users, performing a variety of tasks on the site, from all over the globe.
Proper load testing is essential preparation to ensure that your environment is able to meet performance and availability requirements. Load testing should be done before seasonal spikes, retailer promotions and launches.