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.

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

New and updated platforms, operating processes and skills are important. But an understanding and alignment of vision, purpose and culture between business functions are vital to successful reinvention.

BJSS’ 120-point BJSS Cloud Readiness Assessment (CRA) brings together stakeholders from across the organisation to rigorously review the platforms, processes and resources required for successful transition to the Cloud. The framework ensures the IT strategy is aligned with business needs and that the organisation has the capability and cultural cohesion to deliver and operate effectively, post-transformation.

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR LEGACY INVESTMENTS

Structured interviews with leaders and Subject Matter Experts across the organisation help to build a cohesive and comprehensive suite of insights into organisational strengths and weaknesses.

A simple, grading scheme crystallises communication of barriers to adoption and informs the actions required to facilitate a smooth transition to the Cloud.

Assess

  • Assessment and Advisory Services
  • Cloud Readiness Assessment
  • Cloud PoC
  • Digital Business Activation

Develop

  • Architecture Design Services
  • Software Development
  • Cloud Build and Delivery
  • Migration Services

Optimise

  • Cost Management and Optimisation
  • API Integration
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • DevOps

Run

  • Digital Operations
  • Security Management
  • Cloud Competency Centre
  • Cloud Governance

Innovate

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Mobile
  • IoT

SERVERLESS COMPUTING

A key benefit of Cloud is that organisations can focus less on their IT infrastructure and more on delivering their core products and services. Now, with serverless computing, they can rapidly accelerate their product development pipeline without waiting for, or worrying about, infrastructure.

In serverless environments, your applications still run on servers, but you don’t own, manage, or maintain them. The Cloud provider takes responsibility for this in much the same way you consume other Cloud services.

FOCUS ON CORE PRODUCTS INSTEAD OF OWNING, MANAGING AND OPERATING SERVERS

Backed up by its deep knowledge of the capabilities offered by Cloud providers, and delivery experience in high-profile transformation engagements, BJSS’ has vast expertise in helping organisations to modernise with serverless.

After understanding the business strategy – and the need to modernise – an organisation-wide application review is undertaken to recommend which segments of the organisation would benefit from a rapid migration to serverless. A refactor or replatform exercise is then implemented to support other applications impacted by the modernisation agenda. At the same time, BJSS develops credible exit strategies to limit the likelihood of the organisation facing vendor lock-in.

These strategies cover the swap out of proprietary management frameworks and the building of operational tooling wherever available.

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 100 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.