Businesses today rely on their information technology tools to manage everything from day to day operations to facilitating management while helping to make decisions. Sometimes the tools exist in distributed spaces such as physically within the organization’s facility, some are SaaS and managed in someone else’s cloud, and others will be within your own cloud infrastructure. Keeping these applications secure, up to date, and reliable is the difference between another day in the office and disaster.
Modern cloud services are more then just an infrastructure solution, they are a tool which can allow for faster time to market and cost savings while improving reliability. Let the Digital Squared team of experts help guide your strategy as well as the operations of running a transparent infrastructure.
Digital Squared’s Migration Process
Clearly defined goals are used to build a strategy. The strategy is key to establishing what, how, and when which helps build the road map to a successful migration.
Architecture and Design
We begin with an audit of existing infrastructure. Reviewing capability to support scalability and reliability based on your requirements. Then we deliver network and components diagram to formalize requirements and solidify project scope.
Configuration and Automation
Infrastructure and Configuration as Code (IaC & CaC) enables your team while delivering repeatable automated deployment process. Saving you time, money, and preventing human error.
Testing and Deployment
Multistage deployment and change management processes are a necessity for maintaining a stable infrastructure. Automated testing suites take the guess work out of development reducing QA responsibilities and decreasing time between deployments.
System Patch Management
Keeping your systems and applications up-to-date with latest security and version patches is critical. This project scope included enablement of a CentOS based infrastructure patch management at scale based on open source solution. This implementation resulted in savings hundreds of man hours by removing the need to manage each host’s patches individually and allowed for faster scaling of services.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Deployment Automation
This project scope included implementation of Infrastructure as code (IaC) and Configuration as code (CaC). Using proven DevOps configuration management approaches Digital Squared allowed this client to manage infrastructure at scale. This project also included implementation of automated deployment using Puppet to allow for simplified, scalable, and controllable maintenance of individual applications. This project currently supports over 1000 hosts and allows for deployment of updates as quickly as within minutes.
AWS and GCP PCI-DSS Audit
Cloud providers are more then just landlords for your server stack, they are your partner in running mission critical aspects of your business. Digital Squared guided approach allowed our customer to pass through PCI-DSS and SOC compliance on the first audit attempt.