Cloud Infrastructure Design & Operations

Today, almost everything in IT is virtualized, which means that government customers are moving to the AWS GovCloud and the Commercial Cloud Service (C2S) to architect secure cloud solutions that comply with federal and defense regulations. Cloud computing is an application-based software infrastructure that stores data on remote servers, which can be accessed through the internet. The front end enables a user to access data stored in the cloud using an internet browser or cloud computing software. The back end is comprised of servers, computers, databases, and central servers. Organizations are turning to the cloud for AI development, operational and workstream optimizations, and to dynamically scale infrastructure to meet changing business demands. As you design your cloud, it helps to keep in mind that you are creating an infrastructure as well as a business model for scale, resilience, and agility. To realize these goals, your cloud architecture design must account for the unique needs of workloads, users, and operational costs. That’s where BAC comes in. We’ll help design your infrastructure to support the growth of users, traffic, or data size with no drop in performance by leveraging a broad set of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services.

The general principles of Cloud Architecture:

Before you designing your cloud, BAC will first assess your existing environment and business needs. Here are just some of the details BAC will explore:

  • What are your existing workloads and applications?
  • Where do they currently run, and who uses them?
  • How is your overall cloud utilization?
  • Is it lower than it should be because it was designed to accommodate peak loads?
  • Do you need to scale up to support new workloads?
  • Are you running into any bottlenecks in compute performance, memory, or networking?
  • What does your virtualization environment look like? Are you using containers?
  • How will you ensure resiliency? Should this involve using multiple cloud service providers?

By understanding how your cloud is currently performing and how your needs have evolved, you can make better decisions about where your applications should reside. You may identify a need to modernize your on-premises infrastructure to support the cloud design you want. BAC can help you determine the best platform and architecture for your cloud.