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Cloud Migration & Modernization
NewWave has planned and executed the Cloud migration of several large-scale government databases to FedRAMP compliant Cloud service provider environments. We migrated and now manage one of the largest healthcare data warehouses in the world at over 7 petabytes of data. We believe in the ability of Cloud technology to help clients better manage and utilize their data in an easily scalable way, preparing them for success in the future as their data pools continue to grow. We have even developed Traferium , the first automated tool on the market that allows both data migration and code conversion, making it easy to select and initiate the transfer of organizational data to the cloud. Cloud-based services offer the advantages of:
- More flexibility to adjust resources as demand changes
- Ability to deploy Cloud-based analytic tools
- Easily scalable as the data pool grows
The Right Cloud Solution for Each Client
Our approach to cloud migration includes using the 6 R’s (Re-host, Re-platform, Re-factor/Re-architect, Re-purchase, Retire and Retain) of cloud migration to identify the best solution to achieve our client’s goals and execute a smooth switchover with minimal impact to users. For clients wanting a fast migration, we have executed a “lift and shift” strategy (also known as re-hosting). Lift and shift allows us to migrate existing systems and applications to the cloud without significant re-architecting. The cloud-based efficiencies that can be realized with this approach are limited compared to a full system modernization, but many operational advances can still be achieved and the timeline to migration completion is shorter than with a full system re-design.
For clients who are willing to trade a longer project timeline for a fully modernized and optimized cloud-based system, we offer full re-architecting of systems and applications to be automatically scalable, easily maintainable and adaptable without downtime, and built to include performance monitoring and analytics tools to inform future improvement efforts. The cloud offers native tools that scale storage space in use to match system needs, ensuring our clients are only paying for the space actively in use.
We use microservice architecture so individual applications can be updated and changed without effecting the rest of the system or its users. The cloud native analytics tools that we build into our architecture allows us to provide real-time reporting and set up automated notifications to alert us anytime system performance is negatively affected. We are also able to set up in tool and application interfaces and integrations, ensuring our clients have nuanced, comprehensive performance reporting.
We are also able to offer a hybrid approach (re-platforming), sometimes called a “lift and reshape”, that includes lifting and shifting the majority of the existing systems to the cloud while also reshaping and redesigning where possible to increase efficiency and functionality. NewWave believes in the systems optimization and efficiency offered in the cloud environment and we are committed to helping our clients realize these advantages through the cloud solution that is right for them.
Security in the Cloud
Migrating to the Cloud offers many security advantages including an environment that is already built to be FedRAMP compliant. We use Agile DevSecOps methodology in the development of our cloud environments and transition of our systems. Our security experts are involved in every step of the process, from discovery to system design and transition to operations and maintenance. We utilize multiple methods and redundant tools to scan and secure the applications and architecture we maintain and develop for our clients to ensure security, even as threats evolve.
With security built into the foundation of the cloud-based environments we design, our clients can be confident that their newly optimized systems are secure. For clients choosing full system re-architecture and modernization, we are also able to institute Zero Trust principles into our design, bringing systems into compliance with the federal mandate well ahead of the deadline. NewWave is a Microsoft Gold Partner and a trusted partner for Zero Trust implementation.