Cloud consulting

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About our cloud technology consulting
Whether you already use cloud or just considering transition, ALPACKED will help you to merge security, agility and innovation in your entire infrastructure.

With our consulting services you will determine how cloud and automation can achieve your business goals.

Business benefits of cloud computing

Because our cloud solutions architects know how to meet your main business needs:
Flexibility and scalability
Cloud allows you to adopt to the changes in demand within a few minutes. Add more servers when demand goes up and terminate them when it goes down. No need to purchase servers beforehand and pay for it!
Lower cost
Cloud technology leads to the further cost avoidance. Companies save thousands of dollars after refuse of the physical servers.
Innovative approach to business
Companies want to keep pace with the global digital transformation and modernize the production process.
Workforce productivity
Opportunity to optimize production yield at lower cost sounds so tempting for companies. Cloud adoption allows to offload teams from operational burden and focus on delivering features to the products.

Our сloud expertise

Get tangible results with Alpacked cloud solutions!
Cloud architecture design
• Application architecture
• Network design
• Initial system sizing and storage design
• Security design
• Scaling
• Monitoring and alerting
• Cloud architecture consulting
Cloud migration
• Cloud readiness assessment
• Cloud migration strategy
• Build & deploy
• Support
Managed cloud & DraaS
• Cloud support 24/7/365
• Disaster recovery as a service
Cloud consulting
• Cloud consulting services
• AWS Consulting
• GCP consulting
• Azure consulting
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Сloud solutions
We offer advanced cloud migration services to the following public cloud providers besides hybrid and private cloud solutions.
Proven expertise and dozens of successfully completed projects on cloud migration (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, DigitalOcean).
Proven expertise
4 good reasons to choose ALPACKED as your
cloud consulting partner
Our DevOps managers are always ready to answer your questions. You can call us on the weekends and at night. Because we are time zone and culturally aligned.
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ALPACKED - DevOps agency that has more than 10 years of IT experience and high satisfaction rate among clients. Just check what our clients say about us!
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About cloud consulting services

Manage risks and unleash the potential

When you choose Alpacked team, you choose to work shoulder to shoulder with the professional and certified cloud experts who will help you to build a reliable infrastructure guiding best practices for a successful implementation.

After the cloud consultation you get:
- conclusions on your IT infrastructure health
- your current cloud readiness state
- recommended improvements in your code & infrastructure
- stack of tools best suited for you
- POC of your ideas and concepts

What's next? We are more than just cloud consultants - we follow through and implement everything we discussed! If you are looking for a dedicated outsourced DevOps team - we are all set. Learn more about our services and let's arrange a call to discuss your project!
Our certifications
Our cloud engineers gained tangible achievements!

amazon web services
google cloud platform
microsoft azure
Besides cloud consulting services we offer advanced managed cloud services:
  1. Discovery - we check if you really need to go to the cloud, you understand all benefits and constraints cloud may cause and that your application is able to fully utilize cloud services instead of treating them as the classical services that are hosted in the cloud.
    Thanks to this stage, you get a clear understanding of the given technology and its benefits and nuances.
  2. Cloud migration services - we help you with the migration to the cloud of an existing application and data and thus help your business to offload your operations to the cloud technologies and start focusing on business needs instead. Our cloud migration solutions are always tailor-made for each client!
  3. Cloud architecture from scratch and redesign - We build and plan the right architecture from the very beginning for you that can help your business benefit from cloud adoption right away and prevent further infinite remakes.
    We design cloud architecting solutions on AWS, Google cloud platform, Digital ocean and Azure clouds.
  4. Managed cloud services - Sometimes it might be a good idea to delegate your operations to the dedicated team of the professionals and focus on your business development. Managed cloud with Alpacked includes a great diversity of services beginning with guidance and help with architecture improvements up to developer support and performance testing.

Cloud FAQ

Should I move to cloud?
This is the first and the most important question one should ask himself before moving forward with the cloud migration.
  • Will business benefit from cloud migration?
  • Can current business situation afford cloud migration?
  • Is there enough expertise in a team or is it possible to hire a team of specialists to maintain cloud environment after the migration?
These and many more other questions need to be answered before walking down the road of cloud adoption and migration
How should I prepare to the cloud migration?
Complete cloud readiness assessment in order to properly estimate the status of the system and efforts needed to convert the application, infrastructure and business logic into the ones with full cloud adoption.
Perform thorough planning and define budget, deadlines and KPIs. Prioritize tasks and break down the go-live process to the smallest details
How long does cloud migration take?
The timeline can be defined after complete cloud readiness and inventory assessment. If the applications and services don't need global changes and they are cloud-ready, the transition can range from as little as 14 days to over 6 months.
How much does it cost?
Cloud migration cost can be categorized based on three groups: Direct (TCO) cost, Indirect cost and Migration cost itself.
Direct cost can be calculated relatively accurately with various Cloud calculators (e.g. AWS, Google )
An example of the indirect cost might be the case when business lead puts a lot of efforts towards the migration and doesn't pay enough attention to the marketing which impacts the revenue
Cost of the migration includes, but is not limited to, data transfer from on-premises and to the cloud and the cost of expertise required to perform the migration.
How do we select a proper migration strategy?
There are 6 common strategies of cloud migration:

  1. lift-and-shift is otherwise known as "rehosting" - literally the application is lifted out of its environment and shifted to the cloud or another environment. This method is the most primitive and fast but quite error-prone.
  2. Re-platforming - the process of transition from one platform to another one. Replatforming may occur efficiently if you have legacy workloads and want to move towards cloud computing technologies. Another good reason is new benefits of another platform which would help to grow business.
  3. Re-purchasing - shift to another product (usually SaaS).
  4. Re-architecting - a new concept of application architecture and its development. Usually, this method is the most efficient since your service becomes more modern and cloud-native.
  5. Retire - simply refuse from unnecessary services. Sometimes some services are just not needed and become a burden in your infrastructure. Save up to 20% by turning off useless services.
  6. Retain - just do nothing. If the application is not ready for migration or there are no benefits and advantages for a business, you may better retain and delay the transition.
The migration strategy is chosen according to the state of your infrastructure and business needs and goals.
    Which technologies would you recommend to be more cloud native?
    CI/CD (continuous integration and delivery) and IaC (infrastructure-as-code) allow to provide the full automation of infrastructure, involve the best DevOps practices and implement release management.

    Basically, out of our experience, we recommend the following:
    • IaC: Serverless Framework, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation
    • CI/CD: AWS CodeBuild/CodeDeploy, Azure Pipelines, Google CloudBuild
    • Container orchestration: Kubernetes, Docker
    How to measure the final results? Are there any KPIs?
    Sure! KPIs allow to make the final results tangible and measurable. Efficiency metrics must be calculated and determined before migration and tracked on the regular basis. That's why we determine 2 types of KPIs: migration KPIs and post migration KPIs.

    Here are some basic efficiency metrics of cloud migration:

    • Duration - how long does each phase of migration take?
    • Cost - what is the final price of cloud migration (including direct and indirect costs)

    Post-migration KPIs:
    • Availability - complex parameter that represents the overall system availability (e.g. 99.999 %)
    • Reliability - system ability to perform at a certain level (e.g. website response < 4 sec) under the load
    • Scalability - system ability to efficiently scale up&down and out&in
    • Cost - Infrastructure cost and trends. Average cost per customer
    • Security - Number of vulnerabilities found, attacks mitigate

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