Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the largest and most sophisticated cloud provider in the market today offering several benefits to organizations of all sizes. However, the options to be selected for cloud features and utilization are daunting to many users often leading to misconfiguration and lack of best practices.
Moreover, it is commonly reported that over 80% of AWS users have not cost optimized their AWS provisioning due to the breadth of choice and complexity of AWS billing. Cost optimization is just one of the key advantages of the Opti9 Accelerate for AWS service.
Ensuring Security is up to Regulatory Standards
Security policies are another area where new and existing AWS users struggle to optimize data protection and to ensure that their services are meeting regulatory requirements.
With Accelerate, Opti9 will ensure that your AWS provisioning is set up on a hardened landing zone in line with AWS well architected guidelines. This assures that your data and workloads are compliant to current CIS (Center for Internet Security) benchmarks which will help in gaining the necessary SOC and PCI certifications that your business will require.
Combat Complicated Billing Structures
AWS billing is complex and difficult to understand and to verify against cloud consumption. Opti9 take this AWS billing information, simplify and consolidate the data and customize the presentation of this information in a format that works for your business.
Managing your AWS Journey
The Accelerate to AWS managed service from Opti9 provides a structured approach for organizations to migrate to the AWS cloud. Our bench of US and Canadian based professional services engineers and cloud architects will assist with the complete set up and migration to the AWS cloud.
In addition, Accelerate includes an ongoing managed service to ensure that your cloud architecture is optimized for cost, security and performance as your business grows. This ongoing support provides a full suite of capabilities such as:
- AWS account provisioning (if needed)
- AWS Cost Optimization
- Hardened Landing Zone to CIS Benchmarks
- Baseline tagging strategy
- Best-practices based initial SCP deployment
- 24/7 NOC monitoring
- 1HR/month architectural support
- Pre-configured VPC/subnet (if needed)
- AWS Developer Support
- OptiXDashboard- alerting, ticketing, reporting
- AWS Budget set-up & monitoring
- Basic Identity & Access Mngt configuration
- AWS notification/alert management
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The Opti9 Difference
Up to 10 hours of Cloud Engineer consulting services are included and may be used in the first 30 days of this agreement. These services may be used for solution architecture, migration, or deployment. Additional Cloud Engineer consulting services may be purchased for enhanced scope of requirments.
The $1000 monthly AWS utilization credit renews each month and unused credits are not carried forward. Any utilization above $1,000 will be invoiced at actual AWS rates with an additional 25% administration / management fee. Customers will have the option to move to Opti9 CloudOps, a more cost effective long term solution, at any time during the term of this agreement.