Our cloud expertise is grounded in results.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Software as a Service (SaaS). Platform as a Service (PaaS). Using cloud services to accelerate solution implementations, manage costs, and increase scalability is the new normal.
Why do many companies try to put their cloud services into one cloud service provider? With so many offerings for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS) and other “as a service” options, one cloud service provider is too limiting. Take advantage of all cloud service consumption through a cloud service provider agnostic approach. Meet your business objectives with secure and compliant multi-cloud management services from CastleLock.
A great business enabler, cloud service provider (CSP) capabilities, offer some very compelling use cases for consumption of cloud services. Whether consuming Software as a Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), we help to build and execute a cloud strategy for your business.
When looking to use a cloud service provider, evaluation of cloud capabilities, including cybersecurity and compliance requirement should be part of the process. The federal government has requirements defined clearly for cloud providers for specific data types. Major cloud service providers like Microsoft and Amazon have developed special community cloud environments that meet these various security requirements. Our subject matter experts and cloud architects understand how to utilize Azure Government and AWS GovCloud cloud services to cost effectively meet your business needs.
Organizations increasingly need to understand how cloud use fits within an organization’s business roadmap. The use of cloud services requires careful planning and consideration of whether a private, public or hybrid cloud is the best fit. This includes how consumption of cloud services will be delivered and managed and the types of data that should be allowed to exist in the types of cloud services.
Is one cloud service provider (CSP) sufficient or should your organization have multiple CSPs? No matter where you are in your cloud journey, our consultants specialize in cloud implementation, service providers, service selection and multi-cloud strategies.
If you know your strategy but need help with the execution, CastleLock’s proven cloud migration methodology identifies cost, risk and complexity variables to define a prioritized list of assets and a migration roadmap that will get your organization into the cloud now.
Private, public and hybrid cloud are three effective architectures to adopt cloud services for your organization. Hybrid clouds are the most common environments, but it’s possible to run operations and organizational workflows using only public or private clouds. Before deciding on a cloud model, each company should spend time evaluating current applications and business needs. Remember that maintenance and support will also be necessary after initial provisioning, and the type of model and cloud service provider chosen will determine the level of support necessary to maintain efficiency and productivity. Our certified subject matter experts are well versed in the benefits and drawbacks of building private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Engage us for a successful cloud transition, today.
Infrastructure As Code
Imagine a future where with the click of a button, servers were plugged in and turned on, power was properly distributed for redundancy, cables were properly run, routers, firewalls, switches, storage arrays and load balancers were all properly configured. Imagine with a click of a button, whole farms of servers, complete data centers dynamically power themselves off and on to meet the service demand. This future is now. Through the advancement of virtual technologies, many capabilities that once required procurement, installation, manual provisioning and cabling of physical hardware can now be enabled through programmatic interfaces. Infrastructure as code uses machine readable files to configure applications, server farms, routers, switches, VPN’s, firewalls, load balancers, DNS and many traditional IT capabilities through the command line.
Self-service kiosks are popping up everywhere these days in all industries. These kiosks are increasing the number of customers served, reducing the number of errors associated with an order and decreasing the customers wait time. This type of self-service should be added to your cloud roadmap. Allowing users and developers immediate access to needed technologies and resources through an easy to use cloud portal, leads to agile, innovative, high speed program delivery. A properly implemented self service capability in concert with infrastructure as code, removes traditional barriers like procurement, installation, provisioning and resource availability while still allowing for secure and compliant consumption of cloud resources.