Application Migration

Our experience shows that treating an application migration to the cloud as an iterative project proves the most successful to evaluate, optimize, and perfect the process. Starting with simpler applications and moving to more complex ones later, the team can build efficient migration processes.  The migration pipeline includes automated steps, manual steps, security requirements, verification tests, reporting, and cloud: services, scripts, and monitoring. Additionally, the cloud introduces unique considerations for applications: workload prioritization, security rules, system dependencies, and potential application functional changes. Repeated execution and optimization will drive down costs over time, optimize security constraints, and reduce the overall cloud migration effort.

The SIMPLE Experience

Cost-effective cloud resource management

eSimplicity’s approach the cloud focuses on how business drives technology while technology enables the business to meet its goals and objectives. We use three best practices to consider cost-effective cloud resource management: transparency, automation, and security.  Transparency is accomplished with Cloud Service Log Analytics, Cost & Resource Monitoring, and Customized Dashboards. Automation, likewise, with resource scheduling, an automation account that manages deployments and configurations. Security comes from implementing a security center focused on monitoring all systems in aggregate, change management, anti-malware efforts, and cloud encryption and key management.  These efforts result in sound yet cost-effective resource management in government cloud solutions.

Security for the cloud

The challenge with cloud security is that the boundary is often moving and sometimes becomes blurred. As cloud providers certify more components as FedRAMP capable, it will be even more confusing finding those infiltration points.  eSimplicity focuses on 3 specific related strategies: security regulations, technical compatibility, and multi-cloud integrations. In order to successfully secure a cloud environment, we implement a layered approach to security: (1) compliance verification monitoring and (2) Security Information Event Management System (SIEM) monitoring with a (3) DevSecOps pipeline.