Cloud Engineering

We optimize your journey, whether you are exploring a path to the cloud, are ready to migrate, or are already in the cloud. We have extensive experience re-hosting, refactoring, and re-platforming mission-critical systems for the cloud and expertise in implementing the tools and processes for automation and continued optimization.

Offerings

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Strategy / Governance

  • Cost Assessment – Understanding what drives your cloud costs is the first step to managing those costs against institutional priorities. In a cloud cost assessment, Ness will review current cloud utilization and opportunities for cost savings, from the simple (e.g., reserved instances) to more profound refactoring.
  • Well-architected Reviews – The Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, cost-effective, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. The Well-architected Review (WAR) evaluates a current application and the surrounding environment for adherence to the Well-architected Framework and identifies risks in the design or implementation. The result of a WAR is a prioritized list of risks and a remediation plan for them.
  • Migration Planning – Ness works with clients to create a portfolio of applications that can move to the cloud and prioritizes the migration with a plan that considers organizational priorities, path-to-value, dependencies, and complexity.


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Migration

  • Landing Zone – Companies moving to the cloud need a secure, well-planned, easily governed cloud environment. A landing zone consists of an account structure, account vending machine, policy CI/CD, and integration with current networking and identity management solutions. Ness works with clients to capture their unique requirements and creates a governance framework encapsulated in IaC.
  • Cost Containment – Migrate applications to more cost-effective environments using scaling technology, such as container-based and serverless computing, managed services, and scaling policies.
  • Application Migration – As a significant step in your digital transformation journey, cloud migration can bring several challenges. Our proven expertise in migrating complex systems and legacy applications to the cloud improves scalability and flexibility without business disruption. Our migration process follows industry best practices for quickly moving your workload securely and in manageable iterations to the cloud. We excel at refactoring applications to use containers, microservices, and streaming/event-driven architectures.


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Maturity

  • Business Case Review – Organizations contemplating migrations to the cloud need to understand the business case. Ness has proven expertise in creating and documenting a business case for migration, assessing migration readiness, and creating migration plans and architecture.
  • CI/CD – Accounts, Policies, and Applications – Organizations must manage applications and infrastructure in manageable, repeatable ways to take full advantage of the cloud. Ness excels at creating pipelines for accounts, environments, and applications.
  • DevOps/Cloud Maturity Assessment – The cloud is a journey, not a destination. Ness can review the current state of Development/DevOps and Service Reliability processes and build a plan for increased maturity and velocity and decreased risk.

Our Work in Action

Digital Practice Case Studies

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Western Asset is a globally integrated, California-based fixed income asset manager with approximately $450 billion of Assets Under Management (AUM). Risk management is an integral part of the firm’s investment management process.​
A fast-growing AI startup, EZOPS found that the time to build and verify secure “sandbox” environments to work with clients was taking too long to create and validate. The company sought options to improve the turnaround time to keep up with the demand. They also wanted to receive a Well-Architected Review so they could address and implement recommendations quickly.​
The speed, scale, and complexity of the global capital markets business continue to accelerate. As a global agency-model brokerage that delivers tech-enabled services spanning the trading life cycle, Instinet needed to improve technology operational efficiency and capacity in order to stay in front of its clients’ needs.
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Our Work in Action

Digital Practice Case Studies

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Western Asset is a globally integrated, California-based fixed income asset manager with approximately $450 billion of Assets Under Management (AUM). Risk management is an integral part of the firm’s investment management process.​
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