We offer services for your cloud and data center projects from the kick-off to successful completion. Our trainings enable yourself or your staff for the upcoming project and technology. We provide project support during the complete project life-cycle and create the supporting deliverables adhering to highest quality standards. We help identifying automation opportunities and drive implementation of automation.
The methodology training provides the instruments for structuring the project from the very first idea up until the completion of the project. It covers aspects around language, structure, as well as defining the right content for each project phase.
The technical training provides you and your staff with the foundation to make the right design and technology decisions throughout the project phases. Key attributes of applicable private cloud and data center infrastructure technologies are covered.
The cloud strategy for your organization is the key instrument to paving the path towards a cloud-based service model and to break with legacy operational approaches. When anticipating major changes in a business model or operational model, the strategy provides guidance in reaching architecture and design decisions for those phases following the strategy.
The cloud solution for your organization is functionally described in the target architecture. We propose defining and using building blocks to describe the solution. Each building block represents a specific functional or physical area in the infrastructure. Building blocks are described through their capabilities and how they interact with each other.
The design describes the architecture in further detail by focusing on non-functional aspects. Physical and logical topologies explain the solution. The design describes which technologies are chosen and how they get applied.
The implementation plan delivers the play-book for the roll-out of the greenfield domains of the new infrastructure. We leverage an automated and repeatable DevOps approach for the implementation where-ever possible.
Migration strategy and migration planning support the transformation from the today’s infrastructure – your future legacy – into your new network or cloud solution. We leverage an automated and repeatable DevOps approach for the migration where-ever possible.
Automation is key in today’s infrastructures. We can help enable your projects and operations to fully benefit from automation. Let’s free up your staff and yourself from repetitive tasks.
Technical project documentation, while critical for effective communication to project members and later on for operations and monitoring, often is treated as an afterthought. Establishing documentation in a manual fashion requires significant effort and in addition will out-date quickly.
In brownfield scenarios, up-to-date infrastructure documentation is lacking. A semi automated Current State Analysis can provide important and structured insights for existing infrastructure aiding the design processes.
Introducing automated tools allows creating dynamic documentation which also can self update long after project completion where necessary.
Implementation & Migration
Implementation and migration phases of a project require establishing cloud or element configuration. It quickly can become unmanageable to create these manually and consistently when changes are required.
Expressing infrastructure as code allows for repeatable, parametrized deployments that would be hard to implement consistently by manual means. Interfaces to IP databases and other API driven components allow for feedback into the documentation processes described above.
In addition, automating deployments and migrations reduce the time to implement to a minimum leading to reduction of downtime especilialy in migration scenarios.
Automated implementation and and migration leveraging infrastructure as code greatly simplifies testing.
As the implementation tooling provides automated output on deployed parameters like IP addressing, interfaces, cloud infrastructure in machine readable formats, these can easily fed to the predefined test rules.