SMART AIM is a cloud migration roadmap which produces a prioritized list of phased work packages for Azure cloud migration & deployment. It is a metaphorical train, in which you can join with your application at any time and at any place you want and end up wherever you want to go as an organization.
AIM is a cloud migration solution proving you cost savings, operational excellence, as well as migrating to a platform that allows you to take advantage of the latest technology. For customers with solutions where their application isn’t developed to take advantage of the public cloud, then Spanish Point have the experience and expertise to help migrate your application to Azure, including the re architecting of key parts of the solution to take advantage of PaaS services in Azure and leverage the Azure Data Services. Spanish Point helps you find the best path to the cloud.
Extensive library of provisioning templates integrated with common orchestration tools such as Github, PowerShell Scripts, Chef, Puppet, DSL, and Azure Run Books.
Dynamically allocate resources to match performance requirements, reducing the need to continually monitor the performance and make decisions about adding or removing resources.
Migration services for on-premise databases to SQL Server on IaaS or Azure SQL PaaS service, including SSIS migration, data warehouse, cloud ETL, and Power BI services
Assistance to automate your deployment process in the right way with Azure, with agile planning, continuous integration, continuous delivery & monitoring of applications.
Design and implement your integration requirements between cloud apps and cloud and on premise solutions e.g. privately deployed IaaS working with publicly deployed PaaS.
Put legacy client/server apps in the cloud provided to users through virtual desktop or using a virtual app.
Advice to combine the right Azure services to deliver your required SLA.
Achieve best practice governance of your Azure environment including the implementation of policies, processes and procedures as per your organization goals. This includes the organization of management groups, subscriptions and resource groups to segment resources across environments.
Control the security and compliance of your IT environment from malicious activities, vulnerabilities and other risks. Issues detected proactively with preventive automated actions
Deploy a virtual network, control traffic filtering and routing, and connect a virtual network to other virtual networks.
Monthly reporting and detailed usage insights, to assist you to optimise your Azure costs.
Including multifactor authentication, single sign-on and active directory federation services (ADFS).
Architecture & design topology reviews looking at different components of Azure that maybe relevant to your situation. Some you may be very familiar with and others you may not have yet considered.
These reviews cover a wide range of subjects including access control, security, business continuity (high availability, backup, DR), performance, networking and many more.
Cost models and cost optimisation. Cost reviews help manage costs by gaining insights into your cloud spend so that you get the most from your cloud investments
Software development assistance, guidance for applications designed and built for the cloud, having key differences to traditional software development.
DevOps from 2 perspectives:
Governance allows you to build and scale your applications while maintaining control. Governance reviews take advantage of built-in and custom policies to set guardrails in your subscriptions, so you can easily deploy fully governed environments throughout your organization with Azure Blueprints.
FastTrack for Azure is a service that helps customers onboard Microsoft Cloud solutions, providing:
Our team is familiar with web application performance testing. We have significant experience of designing and building load performance testing environments to detect, diagnose and resolve performance issues with your application.
Spanish Point have built a scalable software library that empowers customers to achieve more on Microsoft Azure. This document introduces the base reference architecture and template library for SMART AIM.