Our Services 

Amazon Web Security

Besides being an ‘out of the box’ secure connection solution, we can implement the security that is right for your business. This maybe via secure certificates, IP ranges, types of devices or 2-Factor authentication. 

AWS Platform Optimisation

This is a highly available, scalable, configurable and managed service that you only pay for what you need and use. There are no up front costs for scaling out, so this negates the requirement to raise purchase orders for additional licenses for products. 

Cloud Wash

There are no web servers, database servers or any other aspect of infrastructure to configure or maintain when it comes to Amazon Workspaces. Therefore your valuable administrative time is pent in other areas that require it. 

Nuvens 4 Stages For A Successful Application Cloud Wash

Stage 1 Assess

Precisely Project TCO

Performance Analysis: View a detailed performance analysis on compute, storage, and network resources based on observed peak CPU utilisation, storage capacity, IOPS, and more.

Cloud Comparison: Compare TCO across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), so you can decide which option is the best fit based on your current application workload profiles.

Cost Breakdown: Gain deep visibility into your cloud TCO by breaking down projected costs by compute, storage, and network.

Optimise Your Cloud Environment

Workload Mapping: Right-size instances based on data analysis to identify the best cloud configuration for optimal performance at the lowest possible cost.

Planning and Forecasting: Run “what if” scenarios by changing regions, pricing plans, instance types, and more, so you can right-size your infrastructure based on your performance target.

Pricing Plans: Find additional cost savings by determining the ideal pricing packages based on your usage profile.

Projection Analysis: View a projected performance analysis that shows your current performance vs. your performance with your recommended cloud configuration.

Stage 2 Plan

Design Your Migration

Automated Application and Infrastructure Inventory: View all of your applications and their dependency details, including inbound firewall rules, client app DNS, CPU usage by app, and TCO to migrate.
Migration Designer: Group applications based on their dependencies, business uses, migration phases, and more.
Application Grouping: Group your servers based on business applications and affinity mapping.

Ensure Seamless Migration

Application Dependency Mapping: Map application dependencies and zoom in on individual dependencies to view details on all processes.
Cloud Suitability Analysis: Capture an application’s cloud compatibility and efficiency gain based on workload characteristics and unique options available in the cloud.
Cloud Readiness Analysis: Determine an application’s readiness to run in the cloud based on application dependency mapping, platform portability, and application complexity.

Stage 3 Migrate

Accelerate Your Migration 

Migration Integration: We can install your migration tool so you can more efficiently begin moving your workloads to the cloud. 
Migration Plan Import: Import your migration plan into the migration tool of your choice and for each move group view its host name, its compute, network, and storage settings for the cloud to ensure your tool accurately executes your plan.
Migration Status: View the migration status of each machine you move to the cloud

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Stage 4 Validate

Application Dependency

Visualization: Compare the new cloud state of your application connections to your historical on-premises state.
Connectivity Gaps: Immediately identify any gaps in application connectivity in the cloud.
Actionable Insights: Receive recommendations on how to fix any application connection issue

We can integrate with your current tool for cloud migration, so you can move your workloads with speed and accuracy to the right configuration in Amazon Web Services.

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AWS PLATFORM OPTIMISATION

Cost & Expense Management:

We provide cost allocation, spend optimisation, invoicing and chargebacks. Custom reports and alerts ensure governance and accountability as environments scale.

Resource Utilisation

We provide summary and detailed usage statistics for resources across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, offering actionable intelligence to right-size and scale services efficiently.

AWS Real World Experience

WE help our clients follow AWS best practices as close as possible by utilising our real world experience and in-depth AWS knowledge. 

Security and Compliance:

Total visibility across cloud infrastructure enables protection for state and activity monitoring, turning insight to action while meeting compliance demands.

Self-Healing Automation

Our platform enables users to save money, time, and effort to increase operational efficiencies with automated actions for your cloud

AWS Business Support

No minimum spend, AWS fanatical business support is included, as standard, through our platform.

Asset Management:

Cross-account dashboards provide sophisticated reporting for enterprise-wide inventory based on tags, geography, function and more to proactively optimise workloads.

Flexible Billing

Invoiced in GBP (or whatever currency you would like) at the end of each month.

Working with AWS 

Amazon Web Services is growing at such a fast rate, that even they will admit they cant manage every client. 
Nuvens help you navigate AWS
We will advise you on the appropriate Accelerator programs available for your business and keep you updated with the latest and relevant AWS innovations.

Securing Amazon Web Services

HOW IT WORKS

One of the reasons AWS has been so quickly embraced by organisations, of all sizes, is its ease of use and speed of deployment. The AWS platform is extremely stable and secure, however, what is built upon the platform still needs to be built to best practice and secured to enterprise levels. AWS secure their cloud but are not responsible for securing your data.
Using either third party applications or built-in AWS technologies, Nuvens can help you ring fence your data as secure as if it was on-premise.

Nuvens can provide you a complete audit of your cloud or hybrid cloud environment or you can take the modular approach. We will review over 500 critical pre-built security best practice checks and alerts stemming from standards, regulations, vendor recommendations and our in-house experts. 

Our straight talking and down to earth approach will help you understand what necessary changes are needed to match your own security requirements.

Nuvens can provide you with a complete audit of your cloud or hybrid cloud environment, or you can take the modular approach. We will review over 500 critical pre-built security best practice checks and alerts stemming from standards, regulations, vendor recommendations and our in-house experts. 

Our straight talking and down to earth approach will help you understand what necessary changes are needed to match your own security requirements.

VPC Review

Identify missing or inappropriately configured security control related to external access/network security that could result in a security exposure.

Audit Users and Permissions

Identify how users and permissions are set up in AWS for the services being used. We will ensure that the credentials associated with all of your AWS accounts are being managed securely.

Live Monitoring

We provide you visibility into the state of your public cloud and will alert you about critical changes to configurations, resources, and security groups.

Cloud Trail Config

 Validate that audit logging is being performed on the guest OS and critical applications installed on the EC2 instances and that the implementation aligned with your policies and procedures.

Compliance

We provide the security, audit, and visibility tools to help fulfill PCI, HIPAA, FISMA Moderate, NIST 800-53, and other major compliance frameworks.

Cloud Perimeter Assessment

We can dynamically scan the entire environment to identify all publicly accessible resources, open ports, and protocols.

AND THE BEST PART?
All of our AWS platform users get the above reports for free!

AWS SERVICES 

Alongside the design of the VPC, configurations of security groups, NACL’s, route tables and EC2, we specialise in those services that help scale the application whilst reducing the management overhead. Of all the services provided by AWS, we work with the following to accelerate our clients applications; 

  • Lamba

  • Simple Queuing Services

  • Elastic Beanstalk

  • RDS

  • Elasticache

NUVENS SIX STEPS TO A
SUCCESSFUL WORKSPACE DEPLOYMENT

Step 1: Proof Of Technology

Our definition of the proof of technology  is where you can download and trial up to two WorkSpaces, for 60 days via the AWS Free Tier initiative. During this stage, you can play with it in your own time, test on a few devices and see that it actually does do what it says on the tin.

To access the free tier, you can either set this account up yourself, by following the link below or ask Nuvens to setup an account for you. There are advantages of engaging Nuvens at this early stage as our billing platform offers greater flexibility over the standard AWS platform and we are able to offer more flexible billing terms and alerts, should you want to use more than the free tier. The pricing and AWS interface is exactly the same as what you would receive from signing up direct.

Step 2: Proof Of Concept

Once you have completed stage one and are happy with what you have seen, it is time to focus on to the proof of concept. During this phase, we will help you, through a series of short workshops or remote sessions, create a test environment for up to 20 WorkSpaces for 60 days.

Included within this process would be the deployment and testing of up to 5 key business applications and integration into your sandbox environment. This engagement is co-funded between ourselves and AWS, meaning ZERO cost to yourselves.

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Step 3: Discovery

Many companies do not fully understand their application set and this is where Nuvens can really help. We will provide you with accurate overview of your environment – for example, which applications are used, CPU\memory activity, network traffic, which are best fit for virtualisation, traffic generated and hardware age. 

From the information gathered in this phase, you will be able to make data driven, informed decisions as to the right path to take to move your desktop into a hosted environment.

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Step 4: High Level Design & Cost Estimation

Along with a high level design, we will take the information gleaned in the previous phase and provide you with cost modelling based on correct WorkSpace sizing for users, also  known as rightsizing.

During this process we will also look at your existing management and security tools to ensure they are fit for purpose for Amazon WorkSpaces.

Step 5: Low Level Design & Deployment

Our definition of the proof of technology  is where you can download and trial up to two WorkSpaces, for 60 days via the AWS Free Tier initiative. During this stage, you can play with it in your own time, test on a few devices and see that it actually does do what it says on the tin.

To access the free tier, you can either set this account up yourself, by following the link below or ask Nuvens to setup an account for you. There are advantages of engaging Nuvens at this early stage as our billing platform offers greater flexibility over the standard AWS platform and we are able to offer more flexible billing terms and alerts, should you want to use more than the free tier. The pricing and AWS interface is exactly the same as what you would receive from signing up direct.

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Step 6: Project Hand Over & Skills Transfer

You can be as hands on or hands off as you like. We generally find a combination of both works best, however we can also offer a complete, ongoing, managed service once migrated.

What we truly believe is unique is the added value we bring to your deployment, with the integration of our WorkSpaces Portal for both users and admins, simplifying ongoing deployment and management and, helping users self-service their day to day needs. Your portal will be custom branded and will require zero knowledge of using the Amazon platform for the day to day management of your WorkSpaces Estate.