AWS Cloud Services

Providing migration, management operations, and optimisation for AWS, drawing upon the deep expertise of our AWS professionals.

AWS Cloud Migration and Optimisation

Tesserent has the expertise and experience to help you migrate safely and securely to AWS. Our services encompass planning, implementation, and migration – and importantly, Tesserent AWS cloud services provide a tailored approach to developing your cloud roadmap, architecture, and operational capability,

The planning phase is critical and typically includes an assessment of workloads, current network architecture, current infrastructure security assessment and the development of an optimised architecture for ensuring a secure Well Managed Framework of the AWS target architecture.

Once migrated, Tesserent will work with you to review the usage on a regular basis, and depending on your changing business requirements recommend optimisations to improve your AWS architecture that will reduce AWS consumption fees, provide an improved security posture, utilise new capabilities to streamline operations or processes and improve scalability and reliability.

Fully Managed Azure Cloud Services

The selection of the right AWS managed technology services partner is critical. Our team of experts have the core skills to manage your AWS environments. We have extensive experience encompassing analytics, DevOps, automation, networking, storage, compute, backup and virtual desktop, but what sets us apart is our unwavering focus on cybersecurity best practices.

With our Australian-based service desk and 24x7 Security Operations Centre, you can trust that your environment is managed securely with a

Let us handle the complexities of managing your AWS cloud environment while you focus on growing your business.

Infrastructure as a Service

At Tesserent, we understand that industry-leading cybersecurity practices for AWS goes beyond just tools and practices in isolation. It requires a holistic approach, encompassing robust systems management of your entire technology environment.

Our operational services team is an extension of your team, delivering key AWS operational tasks. Examples of such tasks include:

  • Management of the configuration to ensure regular patching based on best practice.

  • Virtual machine management

  • Guidance and support with network routing and protocols, firewalls and application load balancing

  • Management and support of AWS private and public DNS name within the customer tenancy

  • Managed AWS Backup/Recovery and replication

  • AWS monitoring and alerting

  • Access management, new user creation, password reset, deletion of user

  • Cybersecurity including managed detection and response

  • Role assignment to user based on built-in AWS IAM roles

  • Cost management

Why partnering with Tesserent is crucial for your public cloud protection and migration?

In today's digital landscape, businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing to enhance their operations and stay competitive. AWS cloud offers numerous benefits such as scalability, cost-efficiency, and flexibility. However, it also presents unique security challenges that must be addressed to ensure the protection of your valuable data. That's where Tesserent comes in. As a leading AWS cloud service provider specialising in cybersecurity and managed services, partnering with Tesserent is crucial for your public cloud protection and migration needs.

  • Tailored approach to developing your cloud roadmap, architecture, and operational capability

  • Comprehensive operational management services and automation

  • Deep expertise in Microsoft services

  • Cloud cybersecurity assessments, planning and remediation

  • PCI DSS and ISO27001 certified

  • Full assessment of your licensing position, with recommendations to optimise

AWS Cloud Frequently Asked Questions

What regions of AWS can you offer management?

The Tesserent teams offer managed AWS cloud services across all AWS regions globally.

What is AWS Cloud?

AWS Cloud provides a vast selection of services, including compute power, storage options, databases, networking, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, security, and more. These services are designed to meet various business needs and can be utilised to build and deploy applications, store and retrieve data, run large-scale computing workloads, manage databases, and perform complex analytics tasks.

One of the key advantages of AWS Cloud is its global infrastructure, consisting of multiple regions and availability zones across the world. This enables customers to host their applications and data closer to their target audience, reducing latency and improving performance. Additionally, AWS offers robust security measures, compliance certifications, and extensive documentation and support to ensure the protection and reliability of customer data.

With AWS Cloud, businesses can benefit from the flexibility to scale their resources up or down based on demand, pay only for what they use through a pay-as-you-go pricing model, and leverage a wide range of services to accelerate innovation and time-to-market.

Overall, AWS Cloud has become a popular choice for organisations of all sizes and industries, ranging from startups to enterprises, due to its reliability, scalability, security, and comprehensive suite of services that empower businesses to build and deploy applications and infrastructure in the cloud with ease.

What are the benefits of using AWS Cloud?

Using AWS Cloud offers numerous benefits for businesses and individuals. Here are some of the key advantages:

  1. Scalability and Flexibility: AWS Cloud provides the ability to scale computing resources up or down based on demand. This means you can easily accommodate fluctuations in traffic, scale your applications, and meet changing business requirements without the need for significant upfront investments or infrastructure changes.
  2. Cost-Effectiveness: AWS follows a pay-as-you-go pricing model, where you only pay for the resources you consume. This eliminates the need for large upfront investments in hardware and infrastructure. You can optimise costs by scaling resources based on actual usage, reducing operational expenses, and benefiting from AWS's economies of scale.
  3. Global Infrastructure: AWS operates in multiple regions across the world, each comprising multiple availability zones. This global infrastructure allows you to host your applications closer to your target audience, reducing latency and improving performance. It also provides geographic redundancy, ensuring high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.
  4. Wide Range of Services: AWS offers an extensive portfolio of cloud services covering compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, security, and more. These services are constantly evolving, enabling you to leverage cutting-edge technologies and choose the right tools for your specific needs.
  5. Reliability and Security: AWS is designed to provide high reliability, availability, and data protection. AWS's infrastructure and services include built-in security measures, data encryption options, identity and access management controls, and compliance certifications. AWS adheres to industry best practices and ensures that your data remains secure and accessible.

By leveraging AWS Cloud, businesses can innovate faster, reduce time-to-market, scale effortlessly, and focus on their core competencies, all while benefiting from the agility, cost-effectiveness, and security provided by AWS's robust cloud infrastructure and services.

What are AWS Virtual Machines (Amazon EC2 instances)?

AWS Virtual Machines, also known as Amazon EC2 instances, are virtual servers provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). They enable users to run applications and workloads in the cloud with complete control over the underlying operating system and application environment.

AWS Virtual Machines are highly configurable and can be provisioned in a matter of minutes. Users can choose from a wide range of instance types based on their specific requirements, such as compute power, memory, storage, and networking capabilities. This flexibility allows businesses to scale their infrastructure up or down based on demand, ensuring optimal performance and cost-efficiency.

Key features and benefits of AWS Virtual Machines include:

  1. Elasticity: AWS EC2 instances can be easily scaled vertically (increasing or decreasing the resources of an individual instance) or horizontally (adding or removing instances) to meet changing workload demands. This elasticity enables businesses to handle variations in traffic, accommodate seasonal peaks, and optimise resource allocation.
  2. Various Operating Systems and Applications: AWS offers a wide selection of pre-configured Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that include various operating systems (such as Amazon Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, etc.) and application stacks (such as LAMP, MEAN, etc.). Users can choose the appropriate AMI for their specific requirements or create custom AMIs with their desired configurations.
  3. Integration with AWS Services: AWS Virtual Machines seamlessly integrate with other AWS services, such as storage (Amazon S3, EBS), databases (Amazon RDS, DynamoDB), networking (VPC), and security (IAM, Security Groups). This integration allows users to build highly scalable and robust applications that leverage the full capabilities of the AWS ecosystem.
  4. Flexible Pricing Options: AWS provides multiple pricing models for EC2 instances, including On-Demand instances (pay-as-you-go), Reserved instances (long-term commitment for cost savings), and Spot instances (bid-based pricing for unused capacity). These pricing options allow users to optimise costs based on their usage patterns and budget requirements.
  5. High Availability and Fault Tolerance: AWS Virtual Machines can be deployed across multiple availability zones (AZs) within a region, providing resilience against failures and ensuring high availability of applications. Users can also utilise features like Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing to enhance fault tolerance and distribute traffic across instances.
  6. Security and Compliance: AWS Virtual Machines benefit from the robust security measures provided by AWS. Users can implement network security policies, control access using IAM, utilise encryption for data at rest and in transit, and leverage AWS's compliance certifications to meet regulatory requirements.

Overall, AWS Virtual Machines (EC2 instances) offer businesses the flexibility, scalability, and control needed to run a wide range of applications and workloads in the cloud. They empower organisations to focus on their core competencies while benefiting from the agility, cost-effectiveness, and reliability provided by AWS's infrastructure.

What is AWS DevOps?

AWS DevOps refers to the combination of development (Dev) and operations (Ops) practices in the context of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is an approach to software development and infrastructure management that aims to streamline the software delivery process, enhance collaboration between development and operations teams, and improve the overall efficiency and quality of software deployments.

In a traditional software development lifecycle, there is often a disconnect between the development and operations teams, leading to delays, inefficiencies, and potential errors during the deployment and management of applications. DevOps seeks to bridge this gap by promoting a culture of collaboration, automation, and continuous improvement.

With AWS DevOps, organisations can leverage a variety of AWS services and tools to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Infrastructure as Code (IaC): AWS provides services like AWS CloudFormation and AWS Elastic Beanstalk, which enable teams to define and provision their infrastructure using code. This approach allows for version control, repeatability, and the ability to easily recreate and manage infrastructure environments.
  2. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD): AWS offers services like AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy, which facilitate the automation of the software build, testing, and deployment processes. By implementing CI/CD pipelines, teams can deliver software updates more frequently, with less risk, and with faster time-to-market.
  3. Serverless Computing: AWS Lambda allows developers to run code without provisioning or managing servers. This serverless computing approach eliminates the need for infrastructure management, enables auto-scaling, and reduces operational overhead.
  4. Monitoring and Logging: AWS provides services like AWS CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray, which offer monitoring, logging, and performance analysis capabilities. These services help teams gain insights into the behaviour of their applications, detect and troubleshoot issues, and optimise performance.
  5. Automation and Orchestration: AWS offers services such as AWS Step Functions and AWS Systems Manager Automation, which enable the automation and orchestration of complex workflows and operations. This allows teams to automate repetitive tasks, manage configurations at scale, and enforce best practices.

By embracing AWS DevOps practices, organisations can achieve faster development cycles, improve collaboration and communication between teams, reduce time-to-market, increase operational efficiency, and enhance the overall quality and reliability of software deployments.

It's important to note that AWS DevOps is not just limited to using AWS services but encompasses a cultural shift, collaboration, and the adoption of best practices that align development and operations teams towards a common goal of delivering high-quality software efficiently.

What are the risks when migrating to AWS Cloud?

While migrating to the AWS Cloud offers numerous benefits, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and challenges that organisations may face. Some of the risks associated with migrating to AWS Cloud include:

  1. Data Security and Privacy: Moving sensitive data and applications to the cloud introduces potential security risks. Organisations must carefully plan and implement robust security measures, including data encryption, access controls, and compliance with relevant regulations, to protect their data from unauthorised access or breaches.
  2. Service Disruptions and Downtime: Despite AWS's high availability and redundancy measures, service disruptions and downtime can still occur. Organisations must design their architecture and applications to be resilient and implement disaster recovery strategies to minimise the impact of any potential downtime.
  3. Vendor Lock-In: Migrating to AWS Cloud may lead to dependence on specific AWS services and APIs, potentially creating vendor lock-in. Organisations should design their applications and infrastructure in a way that allows for portability and flexibility, enabling them to switch cloud providers if required.
  4. Performance and Latency: Organisations need to consider factors such as network latency, geographic proximity to AWS regions, and the performance of AWS services when migrating applications. It's crucial to assess and optimise the performance of applications to ensure they meet the required response times and user expectations.
  5. Cost Management and Optimisation: While AWS offers cost-effective options, organisations must monitor their resource usage carefully to avoid unexpected costs. Without proper governance and monitoring, cloud resources can be over-provisioned or left running unnecessarily, resulting in increased expenses.
  6. Migration Complexity: Migrating existing applications and infrastructure to the cloud can be a complex process. It requires thorough planning, understanding dependencies, and executing the migration strategy in a way that minimises disruptions to business operations. Failure to plan and execute the migration properly can lead to service interruptions or data loss.
  7. Skills and Training: Organisations may face challenges related to the skills and expertise required to manage and operate their infrastructure in the cloud. Training and upskilling IT staff to understand AWS services, security best practices, and cloud management tools is crucial for a successful migration.
  8. Compliance and Legal Considerations: Organisations operating in regulated industries must ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations and legal requirements when migrating to AWS Cloud. This includes data sovereignty, privacy laws, and industry-specific certifications that may be necessary to meet compliance obligations.

To mitigate these risks, organisations should conduct a thorough assessment of their migration strategy, involve experienced cloud architects and security professionals like Tesserent, to implement best practices for security and compliance, closely monitor and optimise costs, and ensure proper training and skill development for their IT teams.

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