Flexibility, Meet Scale
Our Expertise in AWS and Azure
Whether it’s blind spots in areas of costs and inventory, or configuration missteps, or surprises at the number of tools required for successful deployments in the enterprise, the move to AWS or Azure goes far beyond swiping a credit card.
At AHEAD, we also don’t consider the public cloud as an end state, but as a new way of operating. So, we created our Public Cloud Operating Model to help clients oversee where apps run, where data lives, and how services get consumed.
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AHEAD Offers a Full Spectrum of Public Cloud Services
Given the hyper-adoption of AWS and Azure, within our portfolio of enterprise cloud services we give special attention to the public cloud journey. And at each stage of that journey, we’ll help you account for the critical integration points as they relate to your broader enterprise cloud.
AHEAD offers these services to accelerate and guide your public cloud journey.
Establish your guiding objectives, strategy, and roadmap for the public cloud. Envision what your environment will look like in order to map use cases, services, and cost back to business outcomes. Based on a portfolio analysis, we will help you build an agile approach to successfully leveraging the public cloud.
Design your public cloud foundation in a way that ensures it’s enterprise-ready right out of the gate. Use the AHEAD Public Cloud Operating Model to as a guide to creating your public cloud account and configuring the initial infrastructure foundation, then plan your migration of initial workloads, including reviews of application candidacy, migration alternatives, and team structures. Within our adoption services, we also help you determine net new applications and services to offer through the public cloud.
Conduct a detailed application discovery and assessment to determine where to move your apps and by which method. Our migration approach is designed for scale in order to maximize efficiency. This approach standardizes migration across your targeted apps and includes testing and validation, cutover procedures, and ongoing operations and measurement.
Also, as a premier partner of VMware and early adopter of VMware on AWS, AHEAD has the expertise to apply our migration methodologies to your existing VMware environment.
CoPilot Managed Cloud
Rely on AHEAD’s managed service to improve the predictability, security, and responsiveness of your public cloud environment. We combine state-of-the-art tools for monitoring your inventory, costs, security, and compliance with our expert guidance, benchmarks, and remediation support to help you minimize unforeseen expenses and security risks.
The AHEAD Public Cloud Operating Model
We can help you establish the right start for your public cloud journey using our Public Cloud Operating Model. It rests on twelve pillars, each of which can be tailored to your AWS or Azure environments, and includes critical points of integration with your broader enterprise cloud.