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

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Outsource — or insource — Amazon Web Services support, management, 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

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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

Perfect for:

  • Web Developers
  • Agile Developers
  • Scrum Teams
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Business Owners
  • eCommerce Agencies
  • Online Retailers

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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.

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AWS Cost Optimisation Engine

AWS 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 can provide a powerful cost optimisation service which constantly scans for inefficiencies in your AWS account and recommends actions for retaining the most lean, cost-efficient deployment possible.

This is done through right-sizing of under-utilised resources, detection and termination of idle resources, and actionable recommendations — such as buying or modifying Reserved Instances.

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AWS Managed Services

AWS managed services from Anchor are tailored and structured affordably for your business, delivering the services every development team needs to maintain fast, reliable and secure application hosting. Unlike other AWS managed service providers, we don’t calculate our management fees based on a percentage of your AWS spend. We work to keep your costs at a minimum with AWS pricing structures which reflect our commitment to providing affordable and reliable AWS services.

AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and most used cloud services platform. Developed by Amazon web services, it is now used by everybody from online start-ups to large scale government agencies. As a development platform, it offers a host of features including infrastructure technologies like computing, storage solutions and database hosting to emerging technological environments like machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics.

The scale of functionality within those services includes the widest variety of databases that are purpose built for different types of applications so you can choose the right tools at the best cost for the highest performance. AWS pioneered the serverless computing space with the launch of AWS Lambda, which lets developers run their code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS also boasts a flexible and secure cloud computing environment with core infrastructure designed and built to satisfy military-grade security requirements, global banks and government organisations.

With the largest and most dynamic community of users and partners around the globe, AWS managed services are offered by Advanced Consulting Partners and experts like Anchor who know how to deliver both an outsourced cloud infrastructure management and operations team and an insource Agile operations team who can help your business migrate to the biggest cloud platform in the world seamlessly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our AWS or Amazon managed services are available for your business in one of two ways: Outsourced Cloud Ops and Insource Agile Ops. Our outsourced AWS management services are what you would typically expect from an infrastructure management provider and manager, with the exception of scalable pricing designed to remain affordable no matter what your AWS spend is.

Our Insource Agile Ops plans are a little bit different and this radical way of approaching AWS management and support services is designed to influence the development of your cloud environment, migration and applications from the very start of your development cycle, translating as cost savings, application efficiencies and access to AWS expertise throughout the entire development cycle. You receive the access you need to AWS expertise from your managed service provider before deployment without the need to onboard a full-time employee and increase your overheads.

Regardless of the plan structure you choose, we operate like an extension of your operating team, ensuring that your application is managed in a reliable data environment delivering optimal performance and secure data storage. Regardless of the AWS support plan you choose, you are still going to receive the best service from a dedicated team of IT experts who operate as Advanced AWS partners based in Sydney, Australia, and with coverage in London, UK, and Austin, USA.

What are AWS fully managed services?

Comprehensive management of your AWS environments means your development team is free to focus on what they’re there for: development and innovation. We take care of everything else. Our AWS managed services are designed to meet the needs of Agile development teams by becoming an adjunct of their operations team. Operating as responsive agents with Agile expertise, we shoulder the responsibility of helping you successfully deliver your application by managing your infrastructure with 24x7 support and incident response and monitoring.

For Agile development teams who want to take a DevOps approach, we have developed AWS automation and consulting service that embeds a cloud operations management consultant right into your team. From the start we integrate into your Scrum team to start providing application architecture design and AWS infrastructure and code development. We can build support for features like environment cloning and auto scaling into your application straight away.

By sharing responsibility for your project’s success, we have some skin in the game too and act not as passive infrastructure and application support, but as an integral member of your development team. This helps to reduce risk and offers us the opportunity to offer demonstrable value right from day one. We can help you simplify deployments and increase your team’s capabilities and capacity without the need for putting on another full-time employee. This cost effective solution reduces your overheads without putting additional strain on your development team.

Cost efficiency and optimisation is key to managing AWS usage costs as well. To help you minimise costs and maximise resource efficiency within your AWS account, we offer a powerful cost optimisation service designed to constantly monitor for inefficiencies and recommend actions for developing the most lean, cost-efficient deployment possible. This tool measures right-sizing of under-utilised resources, detects and terminates idle resources, and offers actional recommendations like buying or modifying Reserved Instances.

By augmenting your internal Agile Scum team with a dedicated Anchor resource, you can access immediate expertise and advice that will help ensure your transition starts at a sprint. Combining Development and Operations right at the beginning ensures that you access deployment expertise at every stage of the development cycle. Security, scalability, deployment automation, database performance and application architecture are considered from the start so that the final product really is the final product, with all of those considerations baked in. We can help you increase stability and security, develop consistent environments, streamline deployments and improve application performance.

What are the benefits of using a managed service on AWS?

Using an insourced Anchor expert from the very start of your infrastructure and application development cycle provides you with all the benefits of a full-time, dedicated resource but in a much more cost effective way. Your team has the opportunity to receive expert AWS support immediately, helping to form and shape your final deployment at every stage of development. This means that deployment is more streamlined, effective and that the application is scaled and optimised throughout development.

Our outsourced cloud ops plans offer you comprehensive AWS managed services and expertise, ready and waiting to assist in deployment and to provide monitoring patch management security, management tools, application migration services and the ongoing monitoring of your cloud environment. The benefits of using AWS managed services provided by an Advanced Consulting Partner like Anchor include increasing cost efficiency and optimisation, professional services offered by AWS experts who can do more than offer security and backup services, but also offer key insights for managing your application efficiencies, and how to act on those insights.

Our AWS managed service provider program is perfect for web developers, Agile developers, Scrum teams, product owners, project managers, business owners, eCommerce agencies and online retailers. We act as your frontline 24x7 response team, producing and maintaining a stable production environment and offer tools for optimising AWS performance and spend.

Contact one of our consultants to find out how our AWS managed services can help your development team build the best, most efficient and seamlessly deployed cloud application right from day one, or support your Agile development team by comprehensively monitoring and managing your infrastructure.