A cloud-tailored application can scale on-demand and increase its share of resources on-the-fly.

"The Cloud" is a set of easily-accessible computing resources, delivered over the Internet. The cloud provides all of the capabilities of a set of locally-run servers: storage, computing, networking, while allowing a business the potential to reduce IT operational costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the cloud provider. Cloud computing is defined by allowing an application to scale, supporting on-the-fly addition and removal of extra resources, and charging for only services and resources that are used.

This all comes together to make the cloud computing often more efficient than a local server cluster and a significant reduction in operating costs.

Cloud services

Comprehensive cloud support

At Firm Idea, we manage cloud services for customers deployed on all major cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud. We have also sat up private and hybrid clouds for our customers based on Eucalyptus, Nimbula and OpenStack. Our toolsets are designed to increase ROI while improving risk aversion.

Cloud migration

Migrating your existing application to the cloud is often the easiest way to overcome numerous technological challenges and reduce costs at the same time. We have migrated existing infrastructures and deployed large, live, production applications with 100% data resiliency and minimal downtime.

If there’s a Cloud-related challenge, we most likely have tackled a similar one. Let us tell you how we can help you migrate your infrastructure to the cloud.

Cloud Security

Firm Idea implements industry best-practices within the cloud deployments we manage. We can conduct comprehensive security audits, quality control and information assurance assessments to establish trust in a deployment or early-detect bugs that can be closed.

Infrastructure Management

Firm Idea is a cloud orchestration specialist. As a dedicated IT partner, we provide cost-effective alignment of business needs with the applications, data and infrastructure. Our clients choose us to run their business-critical infrastructures so they can focus on what they do best: running their business.

Beyond normal server management, our services include server hardening, managed backups, automated system configuration, database and application server configuration and management.

Our infrastructure management services help you:

  • Reduce duplication of effort
  • Ensure adherence to standards
  • Enhance the flow of information throughout an information system
  • Promote adaptability necessary for a changeable environment
  • Ensure interoperability among organizational and external entities
  • Maintain effective change management policies and practices

Infrastructure management services

Complexity management

While cloud services let your web applications add computing resources on demand, cloud application scale complexity can exponentially increase. We proactively monitor and manage application resources, ensuring spikes in traffic or other unexpected resource changes are managed to maintain budgets and service expectations.

Distribution management

Hosting your applications in multiple cloud centers allows you to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss of data or service to the weather or server hardware failures. However, applications running on a few servers are relatively easy to manage but managing a applications that spans hundreds of servers located in data centers spread across the globe is a challenge of a much higher caliber.

24/7 reliability

We have the expertise and experience to maintain your 24/7 applications. With Firm Idea maintaining your cloud IT infrastructure, you enjoy the benefits of risk reduction while avoiding the continuing costs of training and maintaining additional IT staff. Allow us to show you how we can reduce overhead and improve reliability in your next Cloud-based project.

Firm Idea is ready to support your move to the cloud. Find out more about the specific ways we can help meet your needs.