Cloud Wash

There maybe circumstances where an application needs to be moved off premise into the public cloud as quickly as possible. A Cloud Wash is where we lift and shift you application into AWS in the safest and most cost effective manner.
Our data driven approach enables us to provide you with all the information you need upfront, to allow a smooth transition with minimal risk to the application and your business. 

NUVENS 4 STAGES FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION CLOUD WASH 

STAGE 1: ASSESS

We measure your existing physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure to understand your current application workloads and their performance profiles, so you can accurately identify your optimal cloud configuration and pricing plan.

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Precisely Project TCO

  • Performance Analysis: View a detailed performance analysis on compute, storage, and network resources based on observed peak CPU utilisation, storage capacity, IOPS, and more.

  • Cloud Comparison: Compare TCO across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), so you can decide which option is the best fit based on your current application workload profiles.

  • Cost Breakdown: Gain deep visibility into your cloud TCO by breaking down projected costs by compute, storage, and network.

 

Optimise Your Cloud Environment

  • Workload Mapping: Right-size instances based on data analysis to identify the best cloud configuration for optimal performance at the lowest possible cost.

  • Planning and Forecasting: Run “what if” scenarios by changing regions, pricing plans, instance types, and more, so you can right-size your infrastructure based on your performance target.

  • Pricing Plans: Find additional cost savings by determining the ideal pricing packages based on your usage profile.

  • Projection Analysis: View a projected performance analysis that shows your current performance vs. your performance with your recommended cloud configuration.

Stage 2: PLAN

We measure your existing physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure to understand your current application workloads and their performance profiles, so you can accurately identify your optimal cloud configuration and pricing plan.

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Design Your Migration

Automated Application and Infrastructure Inventory: View all of your applications and their dependency details, including inbound firewall rules, client app DNS, CPU usage by app, and TCO to migrate.
Migration Designer: Group applications based on their dependencies, business uses, migration phases, and more.
Application Grouping: Group your servers based on business applications and affinity mapping.

Ensure Seamless Migration

Application Dependency Mapping: Map application dependencies and zoom in on individual dependencies to view details on all processes.
Cloud Suitability Analysis: Capture an application’s cloud compatibility and efficiency gain based on workload characteristics and unique options available in the cloud.
Cloud Readiness Analysis: Determine an application’s readiness to run in the cloud based on application dependency mapping, platform portability, and application complexity.

Stage 3: MIGRATE

We can integrate with your current tool for cloud migration, so you can move your workloads with speed and accuracy to the right configuration in Amazon Web Services.

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Accelerate Your Migration 

Migration Integration: We can install your migration tool so you can more efficiently begin moving your workloads to the cloud. 
Migration Plan Import: Import your migration plan into the migration tool of your choice and for each move group view its host name, its compute, network, and storage settings for the cloud to ensure your tool accurately executes your plan.
Migration Status: View the migration status of each machine you move to the cloud.

Stage 4: VALIDATE

We can integrate with your current tool for cloud migration, so you can move your workloads with speed and accuracy to the right configuration in Amazon Web Services.

Accelerate Your Migration 

Application Dependency Visualization: Compare the new cloud state of your application connections to your historical on-premises state.
Connectivity Gaps: Immediately identify any gaps in application connectivity in the cloud.
Actionable Insights: Receive recommendations on how to fix any application connection issues

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AWS PLATFORM OPTIMISATION

Nuvens Managed Cloud is a unique suite of services and software that provides tools, role-based applications, and SLA’s behind your companies’ workloads. Let us manage your AWS cloud, so you can focus on driving your business forward while we keep IT enabling your business goals. We design your AWS infrastructure for change and optimise your environment so it drives employee performance, business productivity and in turns saves you money.

Just some of the benefits of using our platform are listed below…

Cost & Expense Management:

We provide cost allocation, spend optimisation, invoicing and chargebacks. Custom reports and alerts ensure governance and accountability as environments scale. 

Security and Compliance:

Total visibility across cloud infrastructure enables protection for state and activity monitoring, turning insight to action while meeting compliance demands.

Asset Management:

Cross-account dashboards provide sophisticated reporting for enterprise-wide inventory based on tags, geography, function and more to proactively optimise workloads.

Resource Utilisation

We provide summary and detailed usage statistics for resources across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, offering actionable intelligence to right-size and scale services efficiently. 

Self-Healing Automation

Our platform enables users to save money, time, and effort to increase operational efficiencies with automated actions for your cloud.

Flexible Billing

Invoiced in GBP (or whatever currency you would like) at the end of each month.

AWS Real World Experience

WE help our clients follow AWS best practices as close as possible by utilising our real world experience and in-depth AWS knowledge. 

AWS Business Support

No minimum spend, AWS fanatical business support is included, as standard, through our platform. 

Working with AWS 

Amazon Web Services is growing at such a fast rate, that even they will admit they cant manage every client. 
Nuvens help you navigate AWS
We will advise you on the appropriate Accelerator programs available for your business and keep you updated with the latest and relevant AWS innovations. 

Securing Amazon Web Services 

HOW IT WORKS

One of the reasons AWS has been so quickly embraced by organisations, of all sizes, is its ease of use and speed of deployment. The AWS platform is extremely stable and secure, however, what is built upon the platform still needs to be built to best practice and secured to enterprise levels. AWS secure their cloud but are not responsible for securing your data. 

Using either third party applications or built-in AWS technologies, Nuvens can help you ring fence your data as secure as if it was on-premise. 

 

Nuvens can provide you a complete audit of your cloud or hybrid cloud environment or you can take the modular approach. We will review over 500 critical pre-built security best practice checks and alerts stemming from standards, regulations, vendor recommendations and our in-house experts. 

Our straight talking and down to earth approach will help you understand what necessary changes are needed to match your own security requirements.

 

VPC Review

Identify missing or inappropriately configured security control related to external access/network security that could result in a security exposure. 

Audit Users and Permissions

Identify how users and permissions are set up in AWS for the services being used. We will ensure that the credentials associated with all of your AWS accounts are being managed securely.

Live Monitoring

We provide you visibility into the state of your public cloud and will alert you about critical changes to configurations, resources, and security groups.

Cloud Trail Config

 Validate that audit logging is being performed on the guest OS and critical applications installed on the EC2 instances and that the implementation aligned with your policies and procedures.

Compliance

We provide the security, audit, and visibility tools to help fulfill PCI, HIPAA, FISMA Moderate, NIST 800-53, and other major compliance frameworks.

Cloud Perimeter Assessment

We can dynamically scan the entire environment to identify all publicly accessible resources, open ports, and protocols.

AND THE BEST PART

All of our AWS platform users get the above reports for free

Application Decoupling 

Amazon Web Services have a large number of “pre-packaged” services to help your application easily scale, reduce running costs and increase redundancy. These services may require a redesign of your application and this is where our expertise will help. 

Through a series of workshops, Nuvens will work with you to understand how your application works and how it should be redesigned to maximise the benefits of the AWS platorm. 

AWS SERVICES

Alongside the design of the VPC, configurations of security groups, NACL’s, route tables and EC2, we specialise in those services that help scale the application whilst reducing the management overhead. Of all the serices provided by AWS, we work with the following to accelerate our clients applications; 

Lamda

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume – there is no charge when your code is not running. With Lambda, you can run code for virtually any type of application or backend service – all with zero administration. Just upload your code and Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability.

RDS

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching and backups.

Simple Queuing Services

Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function improves scalability and reliability, and is best practice design for modern applications. SQS makes it simple and cost-effective to decouple and coordinate the components of a cloud application.

Elasticache

Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory data store or cache in the cloud The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory data stores, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases.

Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk is an end to end service for easily deploying and scaling Web Applications. You can simply upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, from capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling to application health monitoring. At the same time, you retain full control over the AWS resources powering your application and can access the underlying resources at any time.

SES

Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory data store or cache in the cloud The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory data stores, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases.

Require More Information?

Either give us a call on 0203 900 0870 or complete the short form below to speak with one of our AWS accredited consultants who will be able to answer any technical or commercial question you may have.