There’s Only One Type of Cloud – Yours

The IT industry is filled with competing terms – cloud, public cloud, private cloud, multi cloud, hybrid cloud, and on. But in reality, there’s only your cloud – your enterprise cloud.

It’s where your applications run, and where your data lives. It’s a blend of on-premises and off-premises infrastructure.  An optimal enterprise cloud:

  • Is responsive, elastic, and highly automated
  • Offers full transparency into cost, inventory, and risk
  • Incorporates rigorous security and management practices

And it can be a real headache to manage.

The AHEAD Enterprise Cloud Delivery Framework©

AHEAD created its Enterprise Cloud Delivery Framework as a reference architecture for clients to apply and make their own. It represents the componentry required to build and run an optimal enterprise cloud – from infrastructure, to security, to the right tooling for application and infrastructure deployment, to the automation and orchestration that coordinates it all.

AWS and Azure Services from AHEAD

We don’t consider the public cloud an endpoint, but rather a new way of operating. As such, adopting and innovating on AWS or Azure is a journey. And at each stage of that journey, you need to account for the critical points of integration with your broader enterprise cloud.

AHEAD offers a full spectrum of services to accelerate and guide your public cloud journey.

Strategy and Roadmap

Establish your guiding objectives, strategy, and roadmap for the public cloud.

Foundation Design

Configure or refresh the initial infrastructure foundation, then plan migration of workloads.

Deployment and Migration

Conduct a detailed discovery and assessment to determine where and how to move your applications.

Day 2 Operations

Use CoPilot for cloud optimization and governance, improving visibility into costs, inventory, and security.

Enterprises Choose AHEAD

AHEAD has served more than 500 clients in building and managing their enterprise clouds.

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Improved Day 2 Operations on AWS

Creating a more predictable, secure, and responsive public cloud.

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Digital Transformation on Azure

Delivering a standardized, secure, and scalable analytics offering using Azure.

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Creating a Platform for Innovation

Law firm BGD creates a platform to support world class client service.

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Improving Utilization with Converged Infrastructure

Vollrath achieves 90 percent server utilization and provides a more unified IT backbone.

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Using Automation to Reduce Provisioning Time

Rockwell reduces provisioning from eight weeks to 30 minutes.

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Architecting the Hybrid Cloud

Consumers Energy applies VMware tools along with Puppet and GitHub to reduce costs and speed delivery.

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Better Together

AHEAD partners with 60 technology providers, all geared toward optimizing the enterprise cloud.

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AHEAD is an AWS Premier Consulting partner, having attained the DevOps and Storage Competencies. The designation recognizes AHEAD as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member who delivers both technical proficiency and proven client success with AWS.

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AHEAD is a Gold Cloud Platform Competency partner with Microsoft Azure. To achieve this status, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments.

AHEAD maintains deep competencies in all Cisco product lines, including networking and security. We earned the Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization in 2017, and have formed an entire practice supporting Cisco’s AppDynamics platform.

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Since its inception in 2007, AHEAD has been a key partner of DellEMC. We’re honored to have won the DellEMC Extraordinary Partner of the Year award in 2018.

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AHEAD is a Gold Status Partner for both Sales and Service, thanks to our demonstrated success in selling and implementing the ServiceNow platform, and maintaining high customer satisfaction scores.

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Since its inception, AHEAD has been a key partner of VMware. We’re honored to have won the Americas Partner Innovation Award in the category of Professional Services.

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