Cloud Computing with IaaS & Cloud Platforms
Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) on cloud platforms provide rapid access to flexible, compute and IT resources ideal for supporting your business-critical application. Using a cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft’s Azure means no upfront investments in hardware so you can provision the optimal amount of resources and pay only for what you use on an hourly basis. You have access to all the same servers, storage, databases etc in addition to a suite of agile powerful application services to maximise your site performance and keep your costs down.
Anchor’s team of certified engineers can build, manage, monitor and support your environment(s), in three different time zones with 24x7x365 coverage from Sydney (and not a sleepy SysAdmin!). Our staff are trained in Sydney, Australia, and based in London in the UK and Austin in the USA.
Outsource or Insource – Management, Support, Consulting & Automation Expertise.
Comprehensive management of your AWS environments, with 24x7x365 monitoring and incident response, freeing your team to focus on development.
Anchor’s managed services have been designed to meet the needs of Agile development teams, so while technically outsourced, you’ll come to see that we operate just like an extension of your team.
Think of us as your responsive, expert Agile Ops team — we understand that we share a joint responsibility for the success of your application, not simply the management of your infrastructure.
And unlike other providers, our management fees aren’t calculated as a percentage of your AWS spend — we don’t feel this incentivises the right behaviour. We’re determined to keep your costs to a minimum and our AWS plans and pricing structure reflects this.
We’ll take the pain away of managing your production apps.
Your frontline 24×7 incident response team | Secure and stable production environments | Performance optimisation | AWS spend optimisation.
Augment your internal Agile Scrum team with a dedicated Anchor AWS professional, providing expertise and advice — helping you to make your DevOps transition from the very first sprint.
DevOps is a new and improved approach to software development which brings Dev and Ops together, not just at deployment time but all through the development cycle.
Doing so ensures that considerations such as security, scalability, deployment automation, database performance and application architecture are considered and baked into your web application from the very start.
What we can help you achieve
Consistent environments | Streamlined deployments | Increased Scrum team velocity | Improved App Performance | Increased Stability & Security[orange-cu text=”Tell us what you need”]
- Web Developers
- Agile Developers
- Scrum Teams
- Product Owners
- Project Managers
- Business Owners
- eCommerce Agencies
- Online Retailers
DevOps automation & transformation
Anchor’s new AWS-based automation & consulting services are designed to satisfy the needs of Agile Development teams — especially those teams wanting to take a DevOps approach to software development. From a project’s inception, we will integrate into your Scrum team to provide AWS infrastructure & code deployment automation and application architecture design — building support for features such as environment cloning or auto scaling into your application from day one.
Embedding one of Anchor’s experienced cloud operations specialists into your team is a radical departure from the way in which you’re used to working with your managed services provider. We’ll share the responsibility for your project’s success, providing demonstrable value, reducing risk, simplifying deployments & helping to increase your team’s velocity – for less than the cost of hiring your own full time employees.
Cost Optimisation & Right Sizing
Usage costs can quickly spiral out of control without close and careful attention.
To both minimise your costs and maximise the efficient use of resources within your AWS account, Anchor have partnered with CloudHealth to provide a powerful optimisation service which constantly scans for inefficiencies in your AWS account and recommends actions for retaining the most lean, cost-efficient deployment possible.
If you have a lack of infrastructure visibility, severely under utilised assets, security concerns and/or other cloud management stressors, watch 7 Steps to Simply Smart Cloud Management.
Cloud Managed Services Plans
Monitoring and Support Only
For customers who require cost optimisation as well as monitoring+alerts backed by Anchor’s 24×7 support.
24×7 support (pay-as-you-use)
<1hr Support Response SLA
Pro-active alert & incident response (optional)
Service and security monitoring
Monthly spend and usage reporting
Standard tagged instances
Complete Managed Services
For customers with sophisticated business-critical applications requiring autoscaling, high availabilty or complex deployments.
24×7 support (all inclusive)
<15m Support Response SLA
Pro-active alert & incident response (we’ll handle it)
Financially backed 99.95% SLA
Monthly spend and usage reporting
Custom tagged instances
Access to discounts
For Agile teams transitioning to Continuous Delivery, DevOps or Microservices, or who need custom automation & support.
Highly customised or bespoke
Agile & Devops Consultation
Insourced or Outsourced
Add technical engineers to your team
Best practice deployments
Cost control and ammortisation
We found Anchor by researching scalability and load balancer best practices. We have people all over the world, so we thought why not work with an epic team in Sydney who really know their stuff.
– Trystan Kosmynka – Co-Founder and CTO, TestFlight