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Our Cloud Process

The Team That Your Executives Will Approve Of

Your executive team will love us because of our proven process that ensures a predictable and successful outcome. You will love us because we like getting into the weeds.


Our Focus

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Scalability

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Security

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Agility

Enabling planned, designed, managed, executed and continues to support our entire Skype footprint. We rely on them to offer rock-solid advice before, during and after any project.
Shawn Bristow

Ralph Bellandi CIO at MKTG


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Introductory Meeting

  • Your team meets with our engineers and project managers. 
  • Discuss your current Cloud Migration strategy. 
  • Discover existing architecture. 
  • Walk us through how you would like to extend or close your datacenter.
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Technical Review

  • Cloud Readiness Assessment. 
  • Our engineers assess your current workloads. 
  • We look at your infrastructure to see if it’s ready for specific Digital transformations. 
  • We discover how your team works together.
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Planning and Design

  • Determine the right workloads for the Cloud. 
  • Our team provides recommendations based on insights we’ve gathered from your organization. 
  • We Work collaboratively on a  transformation plan. What can you do differently when moving to Azure?  Can you start mining data differently, take advantage of data, use Iot?  Do you need to ramp up applications faster for a new product? etc.
  • The plan will include cost management, monitoring, performance tuning, application optimization and securing workloads. 
Implementation

Project Deployment

  • You’re provided with a dedicated engineer from our team. 
  • They follow our plan. 
  • They track milestones and deadlines based on our deployment details.
Support

Managed Services

  • The solution is verified through a formal testing process by your dedicated engineer.  
  • Training is provided to both administrators and end-users to ensure adoption of new technologies as well as new security policies. 
  • Our support specialist will work with you to ensure on-going satisfaction with any applications or tools implemented.

Customer Cloud Journey

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Company Profile

Industry: Government

Global Headquarters:  Baltimore, MD

Animals: 17,000+

Employees: 400+

Cloud Tools Implemented

Azure 

Azure Active Directory

Office 365

With our seasonal staffing needs, our deployment of Azure AD Single Sign-On was a big win. It enabled us to reduce password resets and lockouts that plagued our HR and IT teams. The reduction in time spent and aggravation is immeasurable.
Les Kidwell of National Aquarium

Les Kidwell Director of Technology Solutions at National Aquarium

National Aquarium in Baltimore

There are two common scenarios we see with our clients concerning Digital Transformation. The first is the organization who is unfamiliar with the possibilities of the Cloud and needs guidance as to what is possible. The second scenario is an organization who has started to move a workload or two into Azure but have no formal plan only to find cost overruns. Both scenarios could benefit from our guidance to help create a transformation plan.

The result was a scalable plan for expansion that can realize the intended ROI, decreased Help Desk hours for password resets from the Azure Identity and AD Single Sign On.  We also trained the IT audit staff to be equipped to understand and manage costs in the future. Getting costs under control for a more predictable, better managed Azure environment.

Moving To The Cloud Solves Challenges

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Infrastructure & Network Planning

  • Naming conventions
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Network Security Groups
  • User-defined routing
  • VPN connectivity
  • ExpressRoute

Cost Management

  • Subscriptions and billing
  • Rightsizing
  • Up/Downscaling
  • Resource Tags
  • Azure Cost Management/Cloudyn
  • Azure Advisor

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Security

  • Secure RDP access and Multifactor Authentication
  • Role Based Access Control
  • Azure Security Center
  • Microsoft vs 3rd party firewall services

HA/DR

  • Backup
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Storage redundancy options

Resources

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Exchange Hybrid Post Migration – Benefits of Keeping the Hybrid Server

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Move to the Cloud

You may already have some aspects of your organization in the cloud and that's ok. But secure productivity in the cloud is our specialty. Reach out and let us connect you with one of our engineers. 

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