Ensure that architecture is the strategic guide for business and IT solutions
In a world of hyper change and technology innovation, enterprises are operating in dynamic and challenging environments, with increased expectations to serve customers with new business models and modern cloud-based solutions. A robust architecture is critical to digital transformation endeavors as it provides organizations governance, control, and direction, as well as align strategy with what needs to get done.
Our agile approach, combined with a business-driven point of view on architecture, allows us to understand and adapt to our customer organization’s capabilities and strategic vision while delivering the best-matching architectural solutions that improve quality and security while moving faster. We leverage an optimal blend of cutting-edge new practices, tools, patterns, and frameworks to help ensure that IT investment delivers benefits and solutions to accelerate business outcomes.
For AWS architecture, we leverage the Well-Architected Framework. Adopting AWS architectural best practices enables our clients to save time, costs, drive efficiency and provide fact-based improvement plans to track and improve workload compliance. Based on five pillars — operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — AWS Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for customers to evaluate architectures, and implement designs that can scale over time.
For Microsoft Azure architecture, we leverage the Azure Well-Architected Framework. The Azure Well-Architected Framework is divided into five pillars of architectural best practices: cost management, operational excellence, performance efficiency, reliability, and security. These pillars help you effectively and consistently optimize your workloads against Azure best practices and the specific business priorities that are relevant to you or your customers’ cloud journey.
Frameworks & Solutions
- Enterprise Architecture
- Business Architecture
- Data Platform Architecture
- Serverless Architecture
- Cloud Native Architecture
- Chaos Engineering
- Event Streaming and Batch Architecture
- Unified Logging Architecture
- Event-Driven Architectures
- Security and Privacy Architecture
Architecture: Our Thinking
Advantages of Enterprise Cloud Computing for Mid-Tier EnterprisesAdvisory, Engineering, Homepage News, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Data Warehousing
Without a doubt the advantages of migration to cloud computing and operational adoption have been a foundational game-changer for large organizations. However, cloud computing is fast becoming a change agent for Mid-Tier Enterprises...
Advantages of Desktop as a ServiceAdvisory, Architecture, Cloud Computing
Desktop as a Service, or ‘DaaS’, represents computers that you access over a network and remotely control just like a normal computer. That network could be the internet or a company network. You can be hundreds of miles away from a desktop....
Financial Services TransformationFinancial Services, Architecture, Cloud Computing
When a large, influential financial services company was implementing Platform as a Service (PaaS), they realized that their operating model needed a significant amount of automation to improve operations in both the existing and new...
How can I verify my EC2 instances are patched in AWS?Engineering, Architecture, AWS
Most IT environments have a requirement to keep systems up to date on vendor patches. Typically, in on-premise environments there are dedicated systems that scan and update patching targets. The patching targets in this case are the...
What is technical debt & how can I avoid it in AWS?Advisory, Engineering, Architecture, AWS, Cloud Computing
The term “technical debt” originated from Ward Cunningham, one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto. He once said that some problems with code are like financial debt. Technical debt is incurred by completing work in a swift way with...
Inform Decisions with Master Data Management: A PrimerAdvisory, Architecture, Data Governance, Data Strategy
Master data represents some of the most valuable information shared across an organization such as customer, vendor, product, and employee data. It tends to be static and non-transactional in nature, meaning it doesn’t change very...
My Cloud Journey as an Early AdopterEngineering, Financial Services, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Security & Risk
Ever heard the saying, “The Cloud is just someone else’s computer”? This is one of the many arguments I encountered as I became an early adopter in 2010. While it is technically true, it misses the point: the inherent flexibility and...
What We Learned from MS Azure BootcampCompany, Recruiting, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Microsoft
The brain power was palpable. We hosted the Global Azure Bootcamp at our space in Richmond, Virginia, and the attendees were ready to tackle some big cloud issues during breakouts and presentations. We asked attendees to fill out a...
[VIDEO] Too Many Organizations Overlook One of These Cybersecurity Building BlocksAdvisory, Architecture, Public Sector, Security & Risk
While most organizations have made some investments in each of the three building blocks of cybersecurity, many overemphasize "technology." The most overlooked component are the "people," which will actually make or break the...