Cloud Services

ASYSTEC CLOUD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Asystec Services team offer a wide range of services designed to deliver technical solutions with strong business outcomes.

Asystec Services adds value and decreases risk by providing Assessment, Design, Pilot, Implementation, Migration and Operationalisation Services to enable your journey to the cloud.

Asystec provide a highly certified and experienced team of engineering and project management resources on a global basis.

CLOUD SERVICES OVERVIEW

ASSESS
Environmental Readiness Assessment; TCO/ROI Assessment

EXPLORE
AWS Kickstart workshop; Azure Kickstart workshop

DESIGN
Full Architectural design service

PILOT
Pilot design and delivery services

DEPLOY/MIGRATE
Production deployment services; Migrate on-prem to the cloud; Migrate cloud to cloud; Automation.

OPERATIONALISE
Training Needs Assessment; Managed training portal; Full Time & Part Time contractors; Technical Account service.

ASSESS
CI CD Assessment

EXPLORE
CICD in the Cloud Workshop

DESIGN
Full Architectural design service

PILOT
Pilot design and delivery services

DEPLOY/MIGRATE
Production deployment services

OPERATIONALISE
Training Needs Assessment; Managed training portal; Full Time & Part Time contractors; Technical Account service.

ASSESS
Cloud Cost Assessment

EXPLORE
Cloudhealth Consultation Workshop

DESIGN
Full Architectural design service

PILOT
Pilot design and delivery services

DEPLOY/MIGRATE
Production deployment services

OPERATIONALISE
Training Needs Assessment; Managed training portal; Full Time & Part Time contractors; Technical Account service.

ASSESS
Cloud-Based BURA Assessment

EXPLORE
Cloud-Based BURA Workshop

DESIGN
Full Architectural design service

PILOT
Pilot design and delivery services

DEPLOY/MIGRATE
Production deployment services

OPERATIONALISE
Training Needs Assessment; Managed training portal; Full Time & Part Time contractors; Technical Account service.

ASSESS
Cloud-Based DR / BCP Assessment

EXPLORE
Cloud-Based DR/BCP Workshop

DESIGN
Full Architectural design service

PILOT
Pilot design and delivery services

DEPLOY/MIGRATE
Production deployment services

OPERATIONALISE
Training Needs Assessment; Managed training portal; Full Time & Part Time contractors; Technical Account service.

ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS ASSESSMENT

The Service:

  • This service takes a snapshot of your existing Infrastructure and platform estate, as well as identifying application dependencies and business critical dependencies.
  • This service is suitable for organizations in the early due diligence stage of a potential transition to the cloud.

The Outcome:

  • Ultimately the outcome from this service captures the “AS IS” environment, and provide a high level “TO BE” to form a foundation of cloud transformation.
  • This therefore identifies the risks of cloud migration, and suggests specific remediation to achieve the target state.

TCO/ROI ASSESSMENT

The Service:

  • This service takes a look at either your existing cloud environment and the expected cost to move it to an alternative cloud provider.
  • This service can also be used to look at your on-premise estate to understand the total cost of migrating workloads to the cloud.
  • Single and Multi-cloud ROI analysis services available.

The Outcome:

  • A full report providing a breakdown of cloud cost comparison vs on-premise to AWS, Azure or GCP cloud services.

CI CD ASSESSMENT

The Service:

  • This service explores your existing software development lifecycle and maps out your current state, highlighting waste, wait times, non-essential processes and inefficiency. 
  • It is also the first step in potentially looking at moving your CI CD to the cloud. 
  • The engagement encompasses the people, process and technology/tooling involved. 

The Outcome:

  • A full report including a mapping of existing SDLC processes, highlighting wait time, waste and non-efficient processes.
  • The report will also provide suggested changes.

CLOUD COST ASSESSMENT

The Service: 

  • This service takes a look at your existing cloud estate over a 30 day period to understand your current cloud costs and to share where savings are possible.
  • Supported on AWS, Azure and GCP at present.

The Outcome: 

  • An 8-page cloud cost assessment powerpoint document providing cost analysis data of your on-premise estate vs running these workloads in AWS, Azure or GCP based on a lift and shift to cloud.

CLOUD-BASED BURA ASSESSMENT

The Service:

  • This service covers both Backup Recovery and Archival to the cloud, within the cloud, or between clouds, including how best to leverage cloud-based platform services alongside Enterprise BURA software.

The Outcome:

  • A report outlining existing RPO/RTO and service levels required to meet company objectives
  • A gap analysis of your existing backup and archival technology
  • A report outlining possible solutions, roadblocks or risks to mitigate before moving forward to a cloud-based BURA solution.

CLOUD-BASED DR/BCP ASSESSMENT

The Service:

  • This service covers DR & BCP to the cloud, within the cloud, or between clouds, including how best to leverage cloud-based platform services as well as other 3rd party replication and HA solutions.

The Outcome:

  • A report outlining existing RPO/RTO and service levels of your existing estate.
  • A gap analysis of your existing estate, where service levels are not being met.
  • A report outlining possible solutions, roadblocks or risks to mitigate before moving forward to a cloud-based DR/BCP solution.

AWS KICKSTART WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • This workshop is designed to help customers get started in AWS.
  • It covers the AWS stages of adoption, the Well Architected Framework, Architecture tools and AWS technical certification requirements.
  • It walks through AWS reference architectures and this is done with an example application to show AWS architecture in practice.

The Outcome:

  • The attendees should come away from the workshop with a solid understanding on where to start, and what considerations are required to build out an application within AWS.

MICROSOFT AZURE KICKSTART WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • This workshop is designed to help customers get started in Microsoft Azure.
  • It covers the Microsoft stages of adoption, the Well Architected Framework, Architecture tools and MS Azure technical certification requirements.
  • It walks through Azure reference architectures, and this is done with an example application to show Azure architecture in practice.

The Outcome:

  • The attendees should come away from the workshop with a solid understanding on where to start, and what considerations are required to build out an application within Azure.

CLOUD-BASED CI/CD WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • Let us help you “move beyond Jenkins” with this beginner – intermediate level workshop designed to help customers plan and design their CI/CD pipelines using Cloud based services.
  • We’ll explore the CI/CD tooling landscape, best practices, and include hands on demonstrations of building pipelines in AWS, Azure, and other popular tooling.

The Outcome:

  • Attendees should come away with an improved knowledge of CI/CD and how they can apply it to their organization.

CLOUDHEALTH COST MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • This workshop takes the customer through a demonstration of the Cloudhealth technology firstly.
  • After this, we explore 12 areas within your current cloud estate to understand your current maturity in cloud cost management and governance.

The Outcome:

  • Finally, we share insights on how to very rapidly reduce cost with a list of key activities to perform, along with a constant improvement roadmap.

CLOUD-BASED BURA WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • This service covers both Backup Recovery and Archival to the cloud, within the cloud, or between clouds, including how best to leverage cloud-based platform services alongside Enterprise BURA software.
  • It involves a presentation on the main challenges and considerations to take into account when considering cloud based BURA.
  • This is an interactive workshop to explore current state and future desired end state and discuss possible solutions and roadblocks

The Outcome:

  • A thorough knowledge of the opportunity and risks of cloud-based BURA.
  • A strong understanding on what are the ideal next steps to take in moving towards a cloud-based BURA solution.

CLOUD-BASED DR/BCP WORKSHOP

The Service:

  • This service covers DR & BCP to the cloud, within the cloud, or between clouds, including how best to leverage cloud-based platform services as well as other 3rd party replication and HA solutions.
  • It involves a presentation on the main challenges and considerations to take into account when considering cloud based DR/BCP.
  • This is an interactive workshop to explore current state and future desired end state and discuss possible solutions and roadblocks.

The Outcome:

  • A thorough knowledge of the opportunity and risks of cloud-based DR/BCP
  • A strong understanding on what are the ideal next steps to take in moving towards a cloud-based DR/BCP solution.

DESIGN & DEPLOY

Asystec employ fully certified Cloud Architects and engineers both from an infrastructure and software development background, adding value across the full stack of IT services in the cloud.

When designing your AWS or Azure landing zones, we follow best practices to ensure a secure, compliant, efficient and highly available environment for running your cloud services. We consult on best practice around tenancy and subscription services, as well as advising on where it may make sense to leverage platform services instead of simply deploying IaaS services.

Innovation to drive revenue and cost effectiveness is a core part of Asystec’s philosophy when designing and deploying your Cloud platform.

TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Asystec recognize that one of the barriers for moving to the cloud is existing skillset and the high cost of acquiring new hires with those skills.

In many cases, employees are interested in training and development and would be happy to come on the journey, however it is important to assess where they are from a skillset perspective, so as to identify the gap that need to be filled from a training program perspective.

The Asystec training assessment provides a full snapshot of all architecture, operations, DevOps CICD and development personnel, through training surveys, and provides an extensive training program that is managed to ensure progress and personal development.

MIGRATION SERVICES

Asystec can provide a 6 x R’s cloud migration assessment of your application estate, with a detailed analysis of your infrastructure, network, application estate, identity, security and data, to ensure a successful migration.

The process may include any of the following services:

  • AS-IS assessment
  • Migration readiness assessment
  • Application and infrastructure discovery/dependencies
  • ROI/TCO
  • Design and deployment
  • TO-BE landing zone based on security, governance and availability requirements
  • Migration business planning
  • Migration technical planning
  • Migration testing
  • Migration delivery

OPERATIONALIZATION

Through experience of various implementations, it is evident that moving to a cloud operating model can create a number of challenges within your organization, such as the move from a consumption based model, that is based on immediate platform services that can spin up and spin down rapidly, vs static IT environments based on capital cost and longevity.

For these reasons, adapting your IT operations, DevOps, developers and finance/finops teams to a new way of working is critical to ensure efficiency and success in the cloud.  Asystec provide consultancy in this area to ensure you are prepared in advance for the new exciting way of working in the cloud.

In addition to this, Asystec provide a technical account service to provide your existing teams with ongoing access to skilled individuals whom are experienced in design, deployment and operation of cloud computing platforms, as well as the provision of Part time and full time contractors if required (fully vetted through the Asystec cloud services practice).  These services enable your existing team to come up to speed faster through on the job learning and exposure to skilled professionals.

CONTACT

Contact the Asystec Cloud Solutions team today and learn how Asystec can transform your organization.