Migrate, Run, Evolve

The Cloudsoft solution is a complete package Migrate, Run and Evolve customer applications in the cloud.

Build

Modern applications running on the cloud are the driving engine of digital businesses: the faster you can deploy new products and features, the more competitive you are.
This need for speed can mean that the essential cloud foundations can be missed. A poorly built or neglected AWS platform can severely impact the workload running on top of it:
  • Users have a poor experience with slow applications
  • Insecure applications expose sensitive business or customer data
  • Applications can’t scale as your business grows
Cloudsoft’s engineering team are experts in applications, automation and AWS. We work with customers to ensure their ideas and applications not only come to life on AWS, but also that exploit the cost, security, resilience, performance and operational innovations that AWS offers.
As seasoned developers, we work well with other engineering teams, or provide engineering to teams where it’s missing. We can also implement DevOps practices and tools to improve the speed and quality of the application lifecycle.

Run

Run is Cloudsoft’s Managed Service for AWS.
Making sure that the cloud is secure, cost-optimised, resilient, performant and well operated 24×7 is a full time job that not all organizations have the time, focus or skills to maintain. AWS is continuously improving their services which means keeping up is a full time job, and it’s easy to fall behind.
Poorly operated and neglected AWS accounts can significantly impact a business in multiple ways:
  • Poor security can lead to data loss, bad actors running up large bills with Bitcoin mining, and even brand damage and legal action if data leaks in public.
  • Research suggests that at least 30% of all AWS bills are wastage, but organizations often don’t have the focus, the time or the skills to continually cost-optimize through right-sizing, Reserved Instances and other financial ops practices.
  • There are many resilience, performance and operational optimizations available in the cloud but it’s common for organizations doing their own AWS operations to not have the bandwidth to keep up with or apply the latest best practices.
Our team of AWS professionally certified engineers will run your applications on AWS so you are sure to have the correct cloud foundations and free your team  to focus on developing your applications and growing your business.

Migrate

While new applications are being created to meet the needs of agile delivery for the modern digital business, legacy applications can remain rooted on-premises and in the past with the misplaced belief that they cannot be migrated to the cloud.
  • How do organizations assess applications and workloads before migrating them to the cloud?
  • How are workloads actually migrated from on-premises to AWS?
  • What happens after a workload is migrated to become more cloud native?
Cloudsoft uses a combination of the 6Rs of Migration practices and tools, and the Well-Architected Framework, to assess and migrate your workloads to AWS. Once on AWS, Cloudsoft can operate and evolve your workloads to be more cloud native over time.

Evolve

Keeping up with the pace of innovation when your application is on AWS is a full time job:
  • How do you right-size the services you use to take advantage of the latest EC2 instances that are more powerful and much cheaper?
  • How do you move from a traditional self-managed database to the latest AWS-managed serverless pay-as-you-go database service?
  • How do you swap your self-written gateway software for the AWS API Gateway to take advantage of the scale, resilience and performance?
The Evolve professional service, normally bundled in with the Run managed service, is a real and unique value-add for customers. This is the continuous and iterative refactoring of the customer application to reduce costs, increase uptimes, respond to events and exploit cloud innovation.

 

Learn more about Migrate, Run, Evolve in our case studies about BT, Giumarra and Criton.

 

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