Cloud Development and Deployment Consulting

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Cloud Development and Deployment Consulting Services

So you’re considering a move to the cloud. Maybe it’s because you’re upgrading antiquated IT infrastructures that inhibit speed, efficiency, and innovation. Or maybe you’re saddled with legacy hardware that gets in the way of adopting newer technology. Or maybe just you’re under constant pressure to reduce your IT costs. Whatever the reason, it might be high time you sought out a cloud development partner to bring your company up to speed.

But how can you be sure you’re still responsibly addressing compliance issues, as well as ensuring a sustainable future for your software and IT endeavors? Here are the latest capabilities you should look for when looking for a cloud consulting firm:

Cloud Migration

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Migrating legacy systems to cloud solutions is no small task. You want a cloud development partner with extensive experience and expertise to deliver you a high-performance engine. Make sure they have client experience with the big three cloud providers: AWS, Azure, and Google. There might be other preferable options, but with experience in these three, they can truly help you reduce operational costs while improving IT processes.

CLOUD STRATEGY & DESIGN

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Every business transforming themselves to a cloud-first company needs to have a solid strategy in place. Which apps absolutely have to move to the cloud? Which can stay locally-hosted with legacy systems? A cloud developer who helps make smart, case-by-case decisions here can save time and money as you make crucial product deployment decisions.

COST MANAGEMENT

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 If you’re not careful, you can waste an awful lot of money on cloud migration services. Some cloud deployment specialists will recommend more than you need without developing an optimized plan to match your needs. You can probably bring down your costs by not doing a full migration to new infrastructure. You just need a partner to assess it intelligently.

CLOUD ANALYTICS

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 If implemented correctly, big data analytics can be incredibly profitable for your business. However, doing that takes a lot of diligence and understanding of your specific business. The right cloud consultant will get to know your business goals, workflows and technology in depth. With an experienced cloud consulting firm, you’ll get the cloud analytics you deserve. 

CLOUD OPTIMIZATION

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Cloud infrastructure management is a complicated world. By choosing your services wisely, you can save money and achieve unprecedented efficiently. But only with a seasoned cloud developer can you opt for reserved instances, spot instances, long-term usage discounts or other. Find one who can intelligently recommend workflows that greatly enhance your system performance.

CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

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As you migrate to the cloud, you want a cloud software developer who can help you maximize maintainability, scalability, and security for your company or organization. Depending on your needs, you may even want one that can design and develop custom enterprise applications built with a cloud-native architecture to operate at hyper-scale.

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GOOGLE, AZURE & AWS PLATFORM COMPUTING

These are the three big kahunas in cloud hosting today. A truly professional cloud consultant will advise you if there’s a smaller-scale provider that would work just as well for your needs. But if your scale requires going with the big three, you want a cloud software development partner who’s an industry-recognized integrator with the client roster and case studies to prove it.

Keeping costs in check

You probably don’t need to move all of your apps to the cloud. You know you're working with the right cloud development firm if they tell you certain systems can stay locally-housed, so you can save money. The key is to assess at the onset of the project which apps are absolutely essential to move to the cloud and which aren't. Seek out a vendor who demonstrates maximum transparency on this from the start. Other considerations include:

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  • COMPLEXITY

    If your cloud app development goals involve a wide range of apps and services that need migrating, extra personnel and development time will be required, but your consultant will advise.

  • SCALE

    Every business has different scalability requirements that need to be identified and scoped for as you flesh out your project. For example, is your cloud software design intended to serve the needs of 10 users or 10 million? Do your apps need to be available and responsive across the globe?

  • IMPLEMENTATION

    Depending on the time developers need to write code for each screen, your costs will vary accordingly. If a social app only needs 4-5 user screens, but a business platform requires 20-30, your cloud consultant will detail how those equal very different budgets and timelines.

  • MAINTENANCE

    As you migrate your apps to the cloud, changes in business processes, regulations and requests for new features usually require additional coding. Ask your cloud consulting firm for a projection on how much periodic updates will cost.

  • INFRASTRUCTURE

    An expert cloud software developer advise you on which apps and business functionality you should migrate to the cloud and which can still be hosted locally. Be wary of a partner who says it all needs to move to the cloud, as that’s often a form of overkill.

The Baytech difference

As a premiere cloud app development company, we pride ourselves on never using offshore resources. This allows us to maximize quality control while still offering first class services at competitive rates. We solve the problem the first time around, so costly rewrites don’t come up later. As an agile mid-sized cloud consulting firm, we’re powered by an efficient team of highly trained and dedicated engineers.

A long tradition of success

Originally founded in 2007, Baytech has provided cloud software design 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 cloud software development. Our founders Bryan and Jeff have tackled nearly every challenge imaginable in the industry and have the experience to deliver an efficient, effective and successful solution.

Learn more about our history here.

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Sidestepping project failure

The road to successful cloud app development is lined with potential obstacles. But by taking every conceivable precaution, we avoid leaving clients unsatisfied. Making sure we align with our clients on expectations, timelines and logistics is 90% of the battle. In order to reach your expectations, we work with your people to make sure they have the right support team on their end to ensure long-term viability. Be aware of the following factors:

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UPFRONT PLANNING

Your cloud consultant needs to know your goals, desired customers, estimated budget and your approval process up-front to stay on track and avoid surprises.

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DEADLINES

If your partner feels the proposed timing is unrealistically tight to provide the cloud software developer services, they will likely recommend a different timeline to avoid a disappointing final product.

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ITERATIVE PROCESS

With a cloud developer that believes in an iterative development process, you’ll get to see multiple iterations of the software migration as you go, allowing check-ins throughout. Regular previews and demos ensure a healthy awareness of development progress and a consistent feedback loop, so there are no surprises.

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COMMUNICATION

Migrating software to the cloud 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 nearly 15 years of successful projects in cloud software development, 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, variables 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:

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DISCOVERY

The 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 as we go about our cloud software design process. Our founders oversee every step for quality control.

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ESTIMATE

We kick off each project with an upfront agreement on cost and timing. We’ll offer a cloud software development plan that will be truly worth the investment, providing specific details about what you can look forward to seeing at each phase.

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ARCHITECT

Our principal skillset as a cloud deployment consultant resides here. Our team gets to work, using only in-house developers, applying the right tools and strategies to make your migration a success. And our online project management portal provides transparency throughout the process.

4.

BUILD

Here’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 most from your cloud software design.  Something about using an iterative agile approach.

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LAUNCH

We’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 cloud consulting firm. 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 cloud migration projects for recent clients:

A range of industry experience

We’ve completed cloud consulting services for the following industries:

advertising

Advertising

Gaming

Gaming

real-estate

Real-estate

finance

Finance

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Education

telecommunications

Telecommunications

software

Software & High-Tech

start-ups

Start ups

healthcare

Healthcare

Satisfied clients

Ultimately, as a cloud consulting firm, we only succeed if you do. With each cloud migration solution we’ve delivered on in our long history, we aim to leave 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.

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