At SparkMyCloud, our team of experts can help you in setting up and managing your IT infrastructure. We offer the following services:
Cloud computing can help you significantly cut your IT infrastructure costs. The costs will be also more predictable and will be proportional to the load
Managing the infrastructure is easier on the cloud and it is not necessary to have a big in-house IT staff for maintenance.
Better utilization of IT resources is possible on the cloud. In a traditional IT setup, you would have to budget for the peak load and front load your infrastructure expenditure. However, in a cloud setup, better scalability is possible and resources can be dynamically added on need basis.
In a traditional IT setup, you would have to spend time and resources in installing and configuring each node. In a cloud setup, you can manage your entire computing resource from a single place.
Scalability is hard in a regular server setup. If you get a sudden increase in traffic in your portal, you would not be easily able to add new servers in a timely manner. In a cloud setup, adding and removing servers are very easy easy and manageable.
Cloud computing can offer a robust, distributed storage that can protect you against data loss and service outages.
CFOs and CTOs must understand their IT infrastructure needs and need to plan for it. There are a number of business reasons to move to the cloud, as explained above, and the earlier they decide on their cloud strategy the better it is for the enterprise.
SparkMyCloud will assist you in choosing the right cloud strategy – private, public or hybrid, for your business.
If you decide on a public cloud, we can help you connect with the right service provider. We are a reputed cloud broker with hands-on experience with most providers. We can explain the strengths and weaknesses of each provider and help you pick the right one that fits your needs.
For those enterprises that need additional computing resources occasionally, we can help setup a Hybrid cloud option.
Regardless of your cloud strategy – public, private or hybrid, we will help you in migration of data and applications to the cloud.
We will help you manage your cloud and lookout for vulnerabilities, service outages etc.
Migrating to Cloud
If you have decided that cloud is the way to go for managing your enterprise infrastructure, you need to give some thought on the migration. Migration is not a simple task and a lot of care must be given to it. It involves migrating confidential information and applications to a place where you might not have a physical access. At SparkMyCloud, we realize the importance of migration and give you unique tools and services to make the migration secure, pain-free and economical.
Advantages of the cloud
Cloud computing offers enormous advantages over traditional ways of managing information on your local desktop or in a LAN. The important advantage involves better access to the data and improved reliability & robustness. Data in the cloud can be easily mirrored and backed up in multiple geographical locations, giving you far higher reliability even if one server location is affected due to natural or man-made disasters. There is also a great advantage of scalability – where you can instantly add new servers and disc spaces to your infrastructure if your website gets a lot of hits. Thus, Cloud computing is a way of utilizing computing infrastructure – applications, data storage, accounting – on the Internet, allowing access to the data and applications from multiple locations.
Our team has experts who can guide you through the right process for the migration. We will hand hold you during the entire process and will help you tap the full power of the cloud.
Migrating to the cloud typically involves moving the company's files, databases, applications and other services to remote data centers around the world. It has to be done the right way – improper migration can lead to:
Factors to consider before migration
At SparkCloud, we know exactly what is to be done with your migration. We have plenty of experience in maintaining IT infrastructure and have worked on cloud migration for a number of our clients. We know that there is not a single solution for everybody. We take great care to understand your needs and tailor solutions for that.
"Moving applications, systems, and even entire architectures to cloud-based platforms is no easy feat. In many cases it requires a core understanding of data, processes, APIs, services, and other aspects about the existing state of IT before planning the move."
Release management involves a collection of processes that ensure that the software produced is of the expected quality and the delivery of the software happens. Release management includes assisting the development team in operations, setting up the staging and test environment and managing the relationship between the development team and the support team. At SparkMyCloud, we have built the expertise on this and we follow the Devops best practices to ensure that your release happens in a pain-free manner. We will act as an operation team who will setup the staging, testing environment in a short span of time in cloud. Also we assist the development team and work along with them as a team to assist in the release management.
As the development processes have gone more agile, with rapid version releases, it becomes imperative that we utilize more scientific management of the release processes. In the earlier models, the release was an infrequent event and people could do with ad-hoc management methods. However, those ad-hoc methods don't work anymore, and we need to develop proper processes. There are plenty of moving parts here and we must make sure that the integration is seamless, and test and production environments are set in the right way.
Release management not only involves quality control but also keeps track of feature creeps (the things that developers add without explicit mention during the planning stage), risk measurements, managing software defects, deployment of the software in the servers etc.
Our release management process involves the following elements:
Application development on the cloud is quite different from application development involving a single server. The biggest advantage of having the application on the cloud is horizontal scalability at low cost. The other advantages include dynamically getting new resources without a big upfront cost and paying for only the resources you use and not for the idle time. In the traditional programming paradigm, your resources are finite and to do more computations you have to buy extra CPUs and storage that might be idle most of the other times.
Cloud computing gives you an opportunity to mix different servers and utilize them on the fly in your API calls. Applications on the cloud need to be able to use multiple CPUs on demand and be able to handle robustly, the down times of any CPU. Google search, for instance, dynamically uses millions of CPUs to serve the user's queries and doesn't fail to return the result if one or more of the CPUs in the cluster fail. We would help you with similar cloud scaling with concepts like MapReduce. At SparkMyCloud, we have gotten a development team that understands the ways to best utilize the cloud computing powers and will help you build scalable applications in languages such as Perl, Python and PHP.
Developing apps on the cloud requires a different way of thinking about the CPUs, the software stack, and the infrastructure. You need to think about the optimum utilization of your processor and storage infrastructure to give you the best return on investment. Also, given that the CPUs might be spread around the transaction costs of passing data around has to be thought out. You need to ponder the best way to utilize the bandwidth and other resources while not being able to control directly, all the infrastructure.
We have evolved several agile methods to implement the application development on the cloud. These methods will take care of activities such as collecting user data, processing them etc and translates them into jobs that could then be taken care of by the next available CPU. We abstract the whole cluster of CPUs to appear like one CPU, with a giant operating system, that would make the front-end development much easier and quicker.
Apart from dynamic utilization of resources we must also think about the maintenance and patching in a different way. Here, we don't have just one or two CPUs that are running our code. We will be constantly bring in new resources and taking out the spent ones. The change of infrastructure should not affect the front end at all, and all this requires more thought and planning.
We can help you plan and design the whole application with the cloud in mind and help you scale your application in a big way. Hoping to see you as our customer for cloud application development.
VOIP Solution in Cloud
VoIP technologies have fundamentally changed how telephony works in an enterprise. With cloud computing, it is destined to change further. Cloud computing offers VoIP providers a significant reliability, cost reduction and scalability that can help take their solution to even greater depths. Sparkmycloud can assist voice service providers and companies running their voice solutions to migrate their IT Infrastructure to cloud.
Here are the advantages of migrating VoIP services to the cloud:
We offer you full support to migrate your VoIP services to the cloud and seamless run it from there.
Designing the right business strategy for your cloud migration is very essential for achieving the full potential of the cloud and extract the best cost advantage from the process. Our cloud enablement service is designed to help you in this process. We help you understand the flexibility, reliability and scalability the cloud computing can provide and provide you with various data points and technical support to choose the right approach in migrating your servers and applications to cloud.
First thing that is needed to be done is figuring out if cloud computing is suited for your organizational goals and operational needs. SparkMyCloud provides a clear and elaborate description of each cloud strategy along with their features that will help you pick the right choice. We are ready to provide you with the right assistance and consultation in your decision making. At the end of the process you would be able to understand which of the different approaches to cloud computing – private cloud, public cloud or hybrid makes sense for your organization.
If you are choosing public cloud approach, we will provide you with various choices of provider, as we are a reputed cloud broker with extensive relationships with top cloud providers. Once you have decided the provider, the next step involves migration. We provide you with technical support and assistance to help you migrate all your applications and data to the cloud without data losses or service interruptions. We will not only be available during the migration, but also will be there for further consultation and support after you have started operating in the cloud.
If public cloud is not your choice and you want to go for a private cloud or a hybrid model, we would then help you choose among the various individual cloud technologies. Choices might involve deciding between open source vs. proprietary stacks. A private or hybrid cloud is far harder implementation to handle for most traditional IT infrastructure team. Thus, our team of specialists will be available to help you install the cloud infrastructure using agile cloud management methods and train your staff to maintain the infrastructure. We will be available 24/7 to handle your support requests and run a trouble-free operation.
Cloud management is a set of approaches and technologies that lets you leverage the full power of
the cloud. It includes a collection of tools and software that ensures that your resources are utilized
optimally, the core subsystems are monitored to make sure they work well, things are kept working
under control and users are able to interact with all the applications in an expected manner.
As cloud computing has gone on to tackle ever more complex business needs, it is imperative that a
proper cloud management strategy is put in place. A good cloud management setup ensures that your
cloud migration makes sense not just from a technology standpoint, but from a business standpoint as
well. We at SparkMyCloud will use our extensive cloud infrastructure experience to help you institute
the right cloud management approach that is appropriate for your business needs.
Before you begin to roll out your public, private or a hybrid cloud, it is important that you pay attention
to the business reasons that will help you pick the right cloud strategy.
Some of the reasons to use our cloud management services include:
1. 24/7 uptime: If you are operating a mission critical business, where transaction happens
throughout the day, one cannot stress enough the importance of uptime. Sales would be
affected, and employee productivity will go down during an outage. Customers around the
world have taken a 24/7 uptime for granted, thanks to the performance of companies like
Google and Facebook, and are quick to vent their ire when your servers go down. Our cloud
management methods can help you identify issues that could lead to a major outage. Customers
are given priority email, phone and web access to reach our support team round the clock.
2. Managing constantly changing requirements: There will be several requirements from the
customer side to have changes to the cloud that they have already rolled out. It is not easy to
adapt those changes by the application unless we build a suitable infrastructure for that. With
our experience, coupled with our knowledge, we can deliver any sort of custom requirements on
3. Security compliance: The data hosted on the cloud must be kept secure and there are a number
of government and corporate regulations that stipulate various compliance levels to be adhered.
Cloud strategies that don't comply to the compliance audits can invite strict penalties from the
authorities. Our cloud management services employ systematic logging and audit tools that help
you stay compliant with the various security related regulations. We will make sure that your
cloud environment is maintained correctly and ready for audits and inspection, any time.
4. Disaster recovery: Cloud computing is about flexibility and availability that helps you mitigate
the accidents and disasters. Our cloud management tools helps you prevent most disasters
and will provide you the right recovery plans incase a disaster happens. We ensure that your
applications recover fast, and your data are retrieved without any loss.