AWS Migration Consulting Firm
perfect AWS Migration Consulting partner
Moving your business to the cloud takes immense attention to detail and detailed planning to achieve success. While many AWS consulting companies and organizations have tried the “lift and shift” method, time has often proven this to be a flawed approach at best, usually yielding questionable results. So if you’re reaching capacity at your company and thinking of moving your apps and services to the cloud via AWS (Amazon Web Services), you’ll need an expert AWS migration consultant partner to help set up your cloud infrastructure and migrate your business processes with low risk.
To begin with, you’ll want to source your consultant from the AWS Partner Network (APN) -- the global partner program for technology and consulting businesses who leverage Amazon Web Services to build solutions and services for clients. From there, here are the most important services you should look for in a potential AWS migration partner:
App and infrastructure migration
to AWS from anywhere, including your data center or another public cloud provider like Google Compute Engine, Rackspace or others.
Big data management capabilities
that help your cloud apps stream, store, and process vast amounts of data.
App dev services
to build and deploy resilient cloud applications at scale.
Rackspace or others.
Cloud managed services
for supporting and extending your current IT and operations teams.
Launching new infrastructure
and applications on AWS.
implementation to help ensure best practices for security implementation.
Automating your cloud infrastructure
with the latest tools from AWS and other similar services.
AWS pricing and related project costs
AWS pricing is unique in that it reduces your infrastructure costs by allowing you to pay only for what you use at the end of each month. AWS offers two main pricing models, Compute Resources and Data Storage and Transfer. However, your actual AWS migration firm will have their own separate costs related to migration services rendered.
The best AWS migration consultants will get to know all the variables in your project to anticipate budget range. They’ll work diligently to outline your unique needs and recommend specific AWS services that will be priced independently and transparently. The full costs of the project will include not just the AWS costs, but your . Other variables include:
If your desired AWS migration design involves complex functionality and detailed retrofitting to meet your new parameters (such as tight regulations within your industry), extra personnel and development time will be required, but your AWS migration consultant will advise.
Every migration project has different scalability requirements that need to be identified and scoped for as you work toward moving to the cloud. For example, with your AWS migration design goals, how many services are you looking to switch over? How much can be handled by your own IT dept?
Depending on how many services you’re trying to move over, as well as how complex those are and what regulations you’ll need to adapt to your AWS migration vendor will detail how those will affect budgets and timelines. If one of your goals is to spread workloads across multiple clouds while preserving connections between workloads, this adds complexity as well, but may be well worth the time and costs.
Reaching MVP (minimum viable product) is often just the first phase of any AWS migration project. Updates in business processes, regulations and requests for new features usually require additional coding to make sure your apps stay functional in the cloud.
An expert AWS migration developer will not just execute the migration services you need, but advise on how best to house it in the cloud as well. This goes back to your AWS migration consulting firm recommending only the appropriate and most efficient services in the first place, and making sure you’re not overpaying for ones you don’t need.
The Baytech difference
As a premiere AWS migration company, one of our key differentiators is that we never use offshore resources. This allows us to maximize quality control while still offering peerless services at competitive rates. We get the job done right the first time, so costly rewrites don’t come up later. As an agile mid-sized AWS migration firm, we focus on maintaining an efficient team of highly trained and dedicated engineers.
A long tradition of success
Originally founded in 2007, Baytech has provided AWS migration solutions for companies of all sizes, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, totalling more than 100 separate projects.
With a team of more than 15 highly skilled software architects on site, we never rely on offshore developers for our AWS migration services. Our founders Bryan and Jeff have tackled nearly every challenge imaginable in the industry and have the experience to guide you to the efficient, effective and successful solution you’re looking for from an AWS migration vendor.
Learn more about our history here.
Avoiding project failure
Delivering industry-leading AWS migration services always involves potential obstacles. But by taking every precaution imaginable, it’s easier to avoid delays, frustrations and unnecessary budget overages. Aligning on expectations, timelines and logistics with your partner is 90% of the battle. In order to reach your expectations, we work with our clients to make sure they have the right support team on their end to ensure long-term viability. Be aware of the following factors:
Your AWS migration consultant needs to know your goals, related industry regulations, estimated budget and your approval process up-front to stay on track and avoid surprises.
If your partner feels the proposed timing is unrealistically tight to provide the best AWS migration services, the best move is to suggest an alternate timeline even before the project kicks off.
With an AWS migration consulting firm that believes in an iterative development process, you’ll see multiple iterations of the migration progress as you go, allowing check-ins throughout. Regular deliverables and demos ensure a healthy awareness of migration progress and a consistent feedback loop, so there are no surprises.
Migrating any type of software involves constant back & forth. With your commitment to eliminating lag-time and providing smooth, efficient, timely feedback throughout, we can complete your project on time and on budget.
A smarter collaboration process
After years of successful AWS migration projects, we’ve learned that the best results begin with us all being on the same page at the start. So we go out of our way to get to know your goals, end-users, logistics, variable and timelines as deeply as possible before we begin. The more we know up front, the less backtracking later. Here’s our 5-step action plan:
he first phase is the meeting of the minds. Here’s where we get to know your vision, find out how it aligns to our skills and experience, and truly do our homework before beginning our AWS migration services. Our founders oversee every step for quality control.
2We kick off each project with an upfront agreement on cost and timing. We’ll offer a plan for AWS migration consulting that will be truly worth the investment, providing specific details about what you can hold us accountable for at each phase.
3Our principal skillset as a AWS migration company resides here. Our team gets to work, using only in-house developers, applying the right tools and strategies to make your migration efforts a success. And our online project management portal provides transparency throughout the process.
4Here’s where our architects and developers bring your vision to reality. We loop in your team, give them the reigns, get real-time feedback and adjust, making sure you get the AWS migration services you’re looking for.
5We’ll be right beside you as you bring your solution into the world. This is where you and your customers will truly reap the benefits of working with a top-tier AWS migration developer. And as your company grows, we can help you make updates to keep things running at peak efficiency.
Recent case studies
A quick overview of some of our AWS migration development projects for recent clients:
New American prides itself on being a family-owned, independent Southern California mortgage lender. They evolved from a small call center with a limited workforce into a leader in the national mortgage scene. They facilitated their early success through innovative marketing efforts that helped them undercut the powerhouses in the home loan industry.Read more
InterCap Lending is a local family mortgage bank. In 2010, it gained new ownership who had big plans to grow the bank from a local bank to a national mortgage bank.Read more
CashCall Inc is a premier mortgage lender based in Orange, California. They specialize in finding loans for customers looking for financing to support their dream of owning a home. CashCall agents needed to have accurate information at their fingertips to match clients with the right mortgage.Read more
RealSource Partners knew they had what it took to become one of the premier commercial real estate brokers in the country. The focus and personal investment they provided helped them quickly establish themselves as a force on the West Coast. RealSource specializes in investigating properties and facilities that would be good for their clients and summarizing the information for their leaders.Read more
MedData is a Fortune 500 company in the healthcare industry that provides tools and services to hospitals and healthcare organizations nationwide. One of MedData's major offerings is a line of services to help find appropriate medical coverage for patients once they've been admitted to the hospital. This aspect of the revenue cycle management process has become increasingly important for MedData's key customer-base.Read more
A range of industry experience
We’ve completed AWS migration services for the following industries:
Software & High-Tech
Ultimately, as an AWS migration consultant,, we only succeed if you do. With each AWS migration solution we’ve completed in our long history, we want each client so satisfied they gladly recommend us to their industry friends. We’re as obsessive about our services as you are about your company’s mission. And since most of our future business comes from satisfied customers, your satisfaction is our number one priority. If you’re happy, we’re happy.
“These guys know their stuff. Bryan is the architect that can build your dream software product. We started with only a rough idea of what we needed, and they guided us through the whole process.”
Cash Call Mortgage
“We’d shopped around to overseas and budget developers. In the end, we realized that experience matters. We needed the knowledge and guidance that Baytech were able to provide. They’re always accountable, and they deliver what they promise: software that works.”
“Users have adopted the solution faster than expected due to the vendor’s excellent problem solving skills. Baytech Consulting specialists are attentive listeners with a results-oriented working style. Customers can expect responsive, clear communication.”
“The lead management process improved significantly after the new CRM system was adopted. Baytech Consulting delivered a useful enterprise tool. Their team was committed to finding the best possible solution.”
Ralis Services Corp
“Baytech Consulting is significantly more focused than anyone else I’ve worked with.”
California Financial Services
“Bryan, Jeff and the team always make us see a better solution for the problems we have. They are go-to guys for software solutions that make our business run better.”
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