Consultancy service turns 'cloud' into reality
Migrating business-critical IT to the cloud can be difficult, time-consuming and technically complex.
That's why hSo created a bespoke consultancy service that does most of the work for you. It de-risks your migration project and helps you get the most from your new cloud.
Cloud Design and Build is the next step after Cloud Assessment, following on from initial needs analysis, technical discovery, dependency analysis and cloud cost estimates.
Building upon cloud assessment, we look for business or technical requirements that have yet to be identified.
A detailed migration plan sets out everything that needs to happen, the order it needs to happen and an indicative timescale.
We set up your new cloud environment, including virtual machines (VMs), cloud-based database instances and virtual networks.
We implement VLANs, virtual gateways and cloud connections, as agreed by you. We test network performance, checking latency and throughput.
We can ensure OSes are patched, stop unnecessary processes, add anti-malware protection, restrict user permissions and set firewall rules.
Where applicable, we give you the option to have your apps re-engineered for the cloud.
A migration Proof of Concept can reassure stakeholders, allowing performance testing to take place and problems to be spotted prior to large-scale migrations.
VM, database and gateway sizes are tailored to your actual usage levels to minimise costs. Test migrations and post-migration checks help us fine-tune sizing.
We integrate your cloud with your existing Directory system, so users benefit from single-sign-on and security stays tight when employees depart.
We can automate common tasks such as OS patching, rebooting unresponsive VMs, migrating workloads to alternative regions and configuring new VMs.
We can implement load balancing, auto-scaling and elastic databases to increase scalability without breaking the bank.
We migrate VMs, databases and data to the cloud, using a mix of manual actions, software and custom scripting to minimise downtime.
We analyse performance, tweaking configurations and switching you to appropriately optimised VMs, databases, storage services and gateways.
When systems are too old or expensive to keep running, we help you maintain access to the data whilst decommissioning the legacy system.
We can setup automated backups, with alerts if backups fail. We can configure workloads to failover to alternative availability zones and regions.