THE CLOUD ENABLES INNOVATION, COST SAVINGS AND UNMATCHED DISASTER RECOVERY

Public Cloud applications, platforms and infrastructure can dramatically increase agility and cut costs. But Cloud technology is still evolving, creating concern amongst organisations that their business-critical data is safe and that the rate of business change is properly supported. As they guide their organisations towards the Cloud, CIOs need to address to these concerns. They also need to engage a partner with the expertise and practical experience of delivering at-scale Cloud solutions.

THE BJSS CLOUD SERVICE IS UNIQUELY STRUCTURED FOR:

  • Identifying and understanding where the client is in the journey to Cloud
  • Helping the client to implement strategies to address the cultural adoption challenge
  • Defining business outcomes and developing strategies to avoid technical debt
  • Running the legacy estate and providing a roadmap to transition to Cloud
  • Helping the client to select the correct applications, data and candidates for Cloud
  • Embedding Agile delivery methods for rapid delivery
  • Integrating and managing applications through a DevOps approach
  • Tackling the most complex programme tasks including migration, software development, and Cloud-native development such as Microservices and API services.

High frequency/low latency trading in the Public Cloud: the time is now

To establish the feasibility and performance of a low-latency trading system hosted on Cloud-based servers, we developed and deployed a simple trading system to three Cloud environments and tuned it for low latency. Low Latency Trading Systems To stay...

A Bank in a box: Providing banking-GRADE FINANCIAL SERVICES

Payment Cloud Technologies (PCT) offers an innovative product that allows its clients to deliver banking services via the Cloud. As PCT’s delivery partner, and based on platform-agnostic experience of Cloud services, BJSS designed and built the product on a Microsoft Azure-based technology stack.

CLOUD READINESS

A Cloud migration is like any other IT transformation, requiring upfront planning plus a clear and compelling business case for change. Business drivers can be broadly classed as responding to external competitive pressures or internal productivity and efficiency requirements.

Understanding how these drivers are enhanced by Cloud operation is critical. Simply stating the desire for a Cloud-first strategy is no defence when migration costs start to impact budgets.

Developing a strong but flexible operating model is an essential step in the migration plan, but is one that is often overlooked

While decisions regarding the design of the supporting operating model will be made throughout development, the initial Cloud Readiness Assessment will provide early indicators for the model design, supporting delivery of business goals and the chosen migration strategy.

BJSS Cloud Readiness Assessment Services

 

  • Cloud Readiness Assessment
  • Well Architected Framework Review
  • Cloud Proof of Concepts
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MIGRATION SERVICES

The next 12-18 months will see the start of mass migration to the Cloud, as enterprises and public sector organisations take advantage of its agility and scalability.

The migration process itself has been well-codified, but vital questions remain for organisations preparing to make the leap. How to efficiently handle complex applications? How to embrace automation through the integration of the existing operations and service management? How best to leverage Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) whilst adopting the DevOps approach that is integral to Cloud adoption?

A Cloud migration is like any other IT transformation, requiring upfront planning plus a clear and compelling business case for change. Business drivers can be broadly classed as responding to external competitive pressures or internal productivity and efficiency requirements.

Understanding how these drivers are enhanced by Cloud operation is critical. Simply stating the desire for a Cloud-first strategy is no defence when migration costs start to impact budgets.

Successful Cloud migration requires careful consideration, expert design and precise execution across the organisation

25 years’ experience managing end-to-end IT delivery for some of the world’s largest organisations underpins BJSS’ independent, expert and Agile approach to digital transformation, from initial assessment through development and execution of long-term Cloud migration strategies.

BJSS Migration Services

 

  • Application Discovery and Sentencing
  • Migration Strategy and Validation
  • Migration Readiness
  • Operating Model Design
  • Migration Factory
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MODERNISATION SERVICES

Legacy technology is the biggest barrier to digital transformation. While investment in aging platforms and applications continue to drive the day-to-day business processes of many organisations, they can be expensive to maintain and difficult to modify.

The Cloud provides a secure platform for modernisation. Together with maturing and Open Source software technologies such as serverless computing, microservices and containers, Agile and scalable alternatives are now available to replace the monolithic applications that hold business back.

BJSS can support an initial needs assessment or help build and deliver a complete IT modernisation plan, from requirements through to implementation.

 

Understanding the strategic intent of the business is key to defining the modernisation approach

Modernisation is often associated with digital business initiatives, which many organisations are pursuing. Cloud computing is a key enabler for digital business, thanks to its specific benefits and as a foundation for other digital business technologies.

BJSS Modernisation Services

  • Cloud Native Development
  • Refactoring and Containers
  • DevOps
  • Modern Managed Services
  • Open Source Development
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DEVOPS

DevOps has matured over the last five years and the Cloud has helped organisations remove the traditional infrastructure constraints associated with development projects. While Platform Automation, Platform as a Service offerings and Supplier Quick-Starts have all contributed to major time and cost, DevOps and the Cloud can offer so much more.

By combining Cloud and DevOps, throughput is improved. This builds an environment that encourages innovation while increasing product quality through faster feedback.

USING THE CLOUD TO MAXIMISE THROUGHPUT

In the DevOps Delivery Pipeline an ‘idea’ passes through three phases: Idea to Backlog, Backlog to Binary and finally, Binary to User.

Idea to Backlog

Ideas are captured and an architecture that facilitates smaller and more regular deployments designed. Not only does the Cloud provide the Solution Architect with a perfect platform for Microservices architectures, but also it is possible to re-host or re-platform legacy systems and take advantage of services to improve throughput through testing and deployment.

Backlog to Binary

Pipelines as a Service, enabled by Cloud, enable teams to work collaboratively from the outset. Ephemeral environments can be spun up instantly for testing, technical spikes and trying out new ideas. By building a pipeline in the Cloud, the rapid feedback that is so important in this phase is easy to achieve.

Binary to User

Production-grade Containers and Serverless Computing in the Public Cloud have moved Platform Automation to the next level. The CMDB is the Cloud and it is updated instantly. The run-book can be fully automated and become part of the Delivery Pipeline, and Product Owners can obtain detailed information about who is using the application, where they are and how they are using it.

The Cloud adds to this with a richer, scalable and cost-effective environment to support these phases.

BJSS USES THESE PRINCIPLES IN ITS OWN DELIVERIES

BJSS has always been at the forefront of the DevOps movement. Our DevOps approach is proven and has been applied to many large-scale software deliveries, including some of the largest public sector and enterprise deployments in the UK and USA.

THE BENEFITS OF CLOUD. ON YOUR TERMS.

The journey to Cloud enables organisations to take advantage of cost saving, rapid scalability and unmatched disaster recovery options. But selecting the Cloud vendor that will best enable these goals requires detailed understanding.

BJSS has expertise and experience in both AWS and Azure Cloud platforms and services. Our AWS and Azure certified consultants, backed up by our Cloud framework, are experienced in successfully guiding clients from strategic Cloud advisory to 24/7 managed operations.

OVER 200 AWS CERTIFICATIONS AND GROWING

BJSS has designed, built, migrated and operated complex AWS environments at scale for large enterprise and public sector clients. Additionally, as an advanced AWS partner, BJSS was one of a handful of companies to be selected to join the AWS Well-Architected Partner Programme,

EXPERT ADVICE FOR MICROSOFT AZURE

From strategy to operations, our Azure team helps you to accelerate your journey to Cloud. Whether you’re just getting started or already building a robust multi-Cloud environment on Azure, BJSS is experienced in delivering innovative Consulting and Technology solutions.