cloudbuddies is a managed cloud and cloud solutions provider. We offer our services for all relevant platforms: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. The structure of our portfolio is derived from the Plan-Build-Run-Evolve model and is defined granularly within the respective phase. The granularity and depth always result from the individual requirements.
Cloudbuddies offers multiple consulting services in the planning phase, from workshops (e.g. Startup, Billing, IAM, etc.), to assessments (e.g. Workload Cloud Readiness, Security & Compliance, Data Optimization, etc.), to conceptual designs (e.g. Well Architecting, Backup Strategy, Patch Life Cycle, etc.). As a result, we are able to provide our customers and partners with all relevant information for a successful decision and a profitable cloud transformation project.
In the build phase, cloudbuddies offers support in each of the following situations:
- A greenfield project, which is to be implemented into the target platform using native cloud services.
- Existing workloads are to be individually adapted to a hyperscaler environment and its native cloud services and, if necessary, integrated and optimized for hybrid public cloud usage.
- Individual workloads or complete environments are to be migrated via “lift and shift“. The workload is transformed more or less unchanged from the current on-premise or public-cloud to another public cloud environment.
The run services are mostly derived from the previous plan and build phases, and entail a comprehensive 24/7 operation and support of the entire customer environment and workloads, based on individual SLAs. In short: What we have built or advised, we can also operate. As a managed services provider, we assume responsibility and management for all relevant processes, e.g. monitoring, backup, patching, security, platform and much more, right up to transparent reporting – all of this exclusively in the public cloud area.
The keyword reporting leads directly to the Evolve Phase. Today’s public cloud platforms are characterised above all by the massive optimisation possibilities with regard to costs, performance and reliability. This is mostly made possible by the use of the latest technologies and cloud services. The fact is: In contrast to earlier times, hundreds or even dozens of new services come onto the market every year or existing services are changed (dropped or replaced, become more expensive or cheaper).
From the customer’s point of view, the following question arises for high-performance operation and its cost optimization: Who will check and evaluate this for me every day? Does this concern me? If yes, what effects does it have, and what do I have to do? These elementary questions are answered by cloudbuddies. We check every new service and implement them in a structured way, with regard to possible impacts on the customer environments entrusted to us. Within the scope of short-term arrangements, regular reporting and agreed upon jour fixes, we inform our customers and partners consistently, provide a transparent basis for decision-making, jointly determine necessary steps and implement agreements professionally and on time.
Although the public cloud changes many things, fundamental processes do not change overnight. We integrate our services seamlessly into ongoing IT management, and offer sufficient freedom to adjust even after the planning phase.
Our workshops aim to provide a quick introduction into various, cloud-relevant topics. The Startup workshop, for instance, offers first insights into numerous cloud-platforms, the Onboarding workshop helps you to implement concrete cloud-platform ideas, and the IAM Workshop develops future-oriented access concepts. (more)
Maintaining and updating all the necessary components of an application can be tedious. We can attend to all of that, while you relax. When it comes to disruptive updates, we will present you with several possibilities on how to test the compatibility of your applications nicely and easily.
Access & Authority Management
Everything is under control. As Identity and Access Management is more than just users in certain roles, we will survey all security-relevant aspects of the access to your cloud-platform.
Not all applications scale comparably. We plan and run automated processes so your applications adapt to changes in workload automatically.
Application Performance Management
With a keenly-observing eye, we will monitor your applications to keep them running smoothly at all times. Measures necessary for preservation and optimisation are identified and integrated quickly.
24/7 monitoring of your infrastructure, and a guarantee that all necessary precautions are taken to ensure swift response times to any incident.
Platform Incident Management
The occasion may arise that direct communication with the cloud provider will be necessary. We identify problems quickly, and optimise communication to find a solution quickly.
When working with the Cloud, a lot of relevant data and information is constantly produced and needs to be attended to. We will package all the necessary information into a single report, to give you a regular insight into your Cloud infrastructure.
Backup & Recovery Management
Having a backup is more than just being able to save and recover. We design and run scenarios not only for highly available applications, but also for Big Data applications that require long-term archiving.
To help you keep an eye on your costs, we will plan and construct a personalized bill from which you can draw any critical information you may need. This will be sent to you on a monthly basis, so you are always up-to-date.
Security & Compliance Management
For you to utilize the benefits of countless certifications of numerous cloud-providers, we will assist you in the planning and maintaining of international and operational security standards.
Let’s Get Started!
It could be so easy… We won’t waste your time with deeply philosophical presentations about the profundity of the cloud.
Simply talk to a cloudbuddy architect directly and decide for yourself, what we can do for you.
We grow with the Cloud! Always looking for enthusiastic Cloud Buddies.