Perform a Technical Audit to inventory entire stack,
covering all components and external systems or backing services.
Conduct thorough Stakeholder interviews to learn what has worked in the past and
uncover the current pain-points, because no one understands your business better than you.
Identify and codify all Technical & Business Requirements,
including budgets as well as technical motivations
for the project.
Review existing documentation and code repositories.
Identify what is re-usable and
what will need to be change in order to be compatible with an elastic cloud environment.
Work with you to fast track a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) that will demonstrate how the new system will work.
Give developers/operations the chance to provide early feedback.
For when significant deliverables will be completed and what the
acceptance criteria will be for those deliverables.
Prepare documentation of the cloud architecture,
including technical diagrams of the various components,
flow charts of network traffic, and other visual components.
We use the “Agile” methodology with any of your existing project
management system like Asana or Jira and hold regular weekly or bi-weekly calls to review all open stories
and update the project’s status so the team can stay informed.
QA & Testing, Business Continuity Planning and
regular soft launches. Roll out comprehensive Monitoring & Alerting for both internal and external systems.
Conduct a final security audit, involving among other things a full review of security groups,
access controls, and key rotation.
Develop a comprehensive Go-live Plan. The checklist will address everything that needs to happen up to the point we flip the switch to make the system live.
It will also include a rollback plan, because we can never be 100% certain.
Maintenance & Support
We stay engaged as part of our continued investment in your company’s
success. There’s an expert ready to assist at an arms reach away.
Life-cycle management is inevitable with any large scale infrastructure.
This includes assisting with upgrades and addressing/patching
bugs as they come up or suggesting improvements to your workflows as new technologies come along.
Perform periodic audits or reviews to ensure everything is working right.
Ensure the cloud spend fits the budget. Produce cloud spend forecasts and implement cost controls.