Our Experience

Our services span the globe and cater for a host of cloud platforms.

What we do

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CLOUD MIGRATION: GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA

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CLOUD BACK UP AND RECOVERY: CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

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Banking and finance

BANKING & FINANCE

public sector

PUBLIC SECTOR

technology

TECHNOLOGY

other sectors

OTHER

Click on each of the sectors below to read more about key projects we've worked on.

BANKING AND FINANCE

MULTI-NATIONAL BANK AND INVESTMENT HOUSE

CLOUD ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES – MICROSOFT AZURE

UK | 2017/2018

  • This project carried out application migration readiness assessment and cloud capability assessment prior to migration to Azure.

 

BANK

CLOUD AUTOMATION SERVICES – AWS

LONDON, UK | 2017/2018

  • This project built an analytics platform that comprises of a sandbox, non-production and production environments, all using automation tooling.
  • The provision of compliance and security management systems.
  • Technologies used: Dome 9, Trend Micro, AWS KMS, SumoLogic, Terraform, Chef, Artifactory, Jenkins and Git.

 

BANK

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – AWS

NEW YORK, USA | 2017/2018

  • This project implemented a minimum viable cloud infrastructure prior to a data centre migration.
  • Also implemented snapshots and monitoring.
  • End user training was provided so that the client can successfully build upon the technologies implemented.
  • Technologies used: AD federation, Terraform, AWS Lambda, SumoLogic, AWS CloudTrail.

 

BANK

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM AND AWS

BOSTON, USA | 2016

  • This project deployed a proof of concept using Google Cloud Platform to showcase Chef Automation Server capabilities in managing deployment, OS, patching and logging functionality on infrastructure.
  • Technologies used: ELK stack (logging), MySQL, AWS Elasticsearch, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins, environment templates, web application firewalls, AWS CloudHSM, RHEL.

 

BANK

CLOUD AUTOMATION SERVICES – IBM SOFTLAYER

BOSTON, USA | 2016

  • This project implemented automation for the evaluation of Chef within an existing Softlayer hosting platform.
  • Technologies used: IBM Softlayer, Chef, ELK, Oracle. 

 

ACCOUNTANCY FIRM

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – MICROSOFT AZURE

LONDON, UK | 2016

  • This project was to design an application migration process from managed service to the Azure cloud, architecting the application landscape and associated security posture, setting roadmaps for application migration, creating the destination architecture, selecting third party toolsets and cost management.
  • Technologies used: Puppet, Barracuda security devices, Jenkins, Cloudyn, Microsoft Azure Security Portal and Key Management Service.

 

ACCOUNTANCY FIRM

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – AWS AND MICROSOFT AZURE

LONDON, UK | 2014

  • This project was to design, implement and refine an AWS infrastructure that was created to solely host auditing and tax software for the customer's clients. Single sign on was required throughout a secure segregated infrastructure.
  • Technologies used: Puppet, Foreman, Chef, F5, AWS ELB, Crypto Auditor, Hadoop Big Data (Horton-works), MySQL and MS SQL, RHEL and Windows servers.

 

BANK

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | 2014

  • This work was based around the formulation of longer-term IT infrastructure strategies including local and wide area fixed and wireless networks, storage, virtual servers, fixed and mobile computing appliances and devices.
  • Technologies used: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and IBM technologies.
PUBLIC SECTOR

MULTIPLE NHS TRUSTS

UK | 2017/2018

  • This project was to consolidate multiple NHS trusts’ Microsoft hosting platform and end-user computing services, security posture, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

 

PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITY – HEALTH SERVICES

CLOUD ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES – MICROSOFT AZURE

UK | 2017/2018

  • The project aim was to consolidate the technology platform of 11 entities onto Microsoft Azure and Office 365 platform.

 

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT

BIG DATA PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

LONDON, UK | 2015

  • This project provided a technical steer on the upgrade and management of a Hortonworks Big Data Platform that formed part of a major project within the department including implementing platform stability and a zero downtime architecture.
  • Technologies used: Puppet, Maven, Hortonworks HDP 2.3, Apache Ambari, Storm, Zookeeper, Kafka, Ranger, Yarn, HBase, Ambari Metrics and VMware VCloud Director.
TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – MICROSOFT AZURE

MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA | 2016

  • This project created an architectural framework that allowed the IT services department to provide core services to their associated business units while allowing the business units to manage their own accounts.
  • Technologies used: Azure ExpressRoute, Oracle, Tibco, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, WAF, Azure Security Centre, Azure Powershell.

 

MAJOR TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURER/VENDOR

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – AWS AND MICROSOFT AZURE

HOUSTON, USA | 2016

  • This project implemented a dual vendor minimum viable cloud environments for the impending migration out of some data centres.
  • It also included network segmentation, logging, cost management tools.
  • Technologies used: Azure Powershell, AWS Cloudformation, AWS Lambda, Azure Security Center, Java and Python scripting, Barracuda Security Devices. 

 

BIG DATA AND CLOUD CONSULTANCY

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – AWS

LONDON, UK | 2016

  • This project was to assist with multiple cloud implementation projects including setting roadmaps for cloud on-boarding, creating destination architectures on AWS, selecting appropriate toolsets and application stacks, assisting with vendor selection, and implementing cost management.
  • Technologies used: Puppet, Maven, Cloudformation, Cloudyn.

 

CLOUD PROVIDER/VENDOR

CLOUD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES – AWS

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA | 2013

  • This work was all about liaison with the cloud vendor development department to resolve and implement the provisioning of cloud infrastructure services worldwide.
OTHER

MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY

CLOUD ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES – AWS

UK | 2017/2018

  • The project aim was to create an architectural design document mandating management of the existing AWS infrastructure due to the acquisition of another enterprise and identify and uplift any shortcomings into the agreed design.

 

MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY

CLOUD ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES – MICROSOFT AZURE AND AWS

UK | 2017/2018

  • The project aim was to consolidate the technology platform of global entities onto Microsoft Azure and AWS. We also had to design the overall cloud management, security and automation mechanism.
  • The project included identifying and uplifting any shortcomings to the agreed design.

 

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

CLOUD AUTOMATION SERVICES – AWS

USA | 2017/2018

  • This project involved streamlining the automation pipeline leveraging AD Federation, Security and Compliance Management.
  • Technologies used: Terraform, Vault, Consul, Chef, Artifactory, Git.

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

CLOUD ARCHITECTURE SERVICES – AWS

LONDON, UK | 2017/2018

  • This project extended the organisations data centre into the cloud and provided resilience for a hybrid environment.
  • Technologies used: AWS Lambda, Cloudformation, Cloudbacko, AWSTape Gateway.

 

UTILITY COMPANY

CLOUD POC – AWS AND MICROSOFT AZURE

LONDON, UK | 2015

  • This project was to develop a minimum viable product to highlight and demonstrate the potential use of a dual vendor cloud platform by extending the managed hosted environment into those environments via VPN.
  • We needed to apply a security model to all environments; federate active directory, automate server roll out and ultimately demonstrate billing and savings metrics with billing tools.
  • Technologies used: Puppet, Chef and Dell Cloud Manager, F5, Barracuda, AWS Elastic Load Balancing, Active Directory federation, AWS Config, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon S3, EBS Storage, SAP Dev, test and production environments.

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When it comes to cloud computing, businesses and IT professionals alike remain especially wary. In a world where security breaches dominate the headlines, the ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. 

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