Cloud Architecture

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The challenge

Whilst we are seeing increased maturity and experience across our clients, the pace and scale at which cloud services are being launched and changed continues to grow at an even greater rate.

As a result, our clients often need some additional help and guidance to ensure that their architectural designs are delivering infrastructure and services that meet the key principles for cloud design:

  • Operational Excellence
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Performance efficiency
  • Cost optimisation

How we can help

AirWalk’s Cloud Architecture service leverages our significant experience in delivering cloud strategy and services within multiple major organisations, as well as the investment we make in ensuring our staff stay up to date with all of the latest changes and new service developments from public cloud platforms.

This allows us to provide a unique, highly qualified and pragmatic view of our clients’ approach to architecture in the context of their cloud infrastructure.

Based upon industry best practice and frameworks, as well as AirWalk’s own proprietary criteria for architectural assessment and review, a Cloud Architecture design and/or review delivered by AirWalk represents a cost-effective way of ensuring your design approach is delivering what you need to optimise your infrastructure.

Cloud Architecture - key pillars of our methodology

Operational Excellence
Enabling better focus on the ability to run and monitor systems to deliver business value and to continually improve supporting processes and procedures.
Security
Ensuring your designs are facilitating the adequate protection of information, systems and assets while delivering business value through risk assessments and mitigation strategies.
Reliability
Ensuring the system is able to recover from infrastructure or service disruptions, dynamically acquire computing resources to meet demand, and is set up to mitigate against disruptions such as misconfigurations or transient network issues.
Performance Efficiency
The ability to use computing resources efficiently to meet system requirements and to maintain that efficiency as demand changes and technologies evolve. 
Cost Optimisation
Enabling teams to to avoid or eliminate unneeded cost or suboptimal resources. 
Delivery Plan & Approach
Developing a delivery plan and approach that is appropriate for the system and enables accelerated delivery.
People/skills & training assessment
Assessment of the development and operational teams involved with the system/application
Tooling & enablement technologies
Reviewing the tooling and other technologies available within the organisation to facilitate the build/migration of the workload.