Enabling a modern data infrastructure that responds rapidly to your evolving business requirements.
Sustainable infrastructures must start with robust, well-designed foundations. If they don’t, no amount of engineering, after the fact, will ever completely compensate. Let DSI help you extend your existing network and gain the scale, security, and flexibility of Microsoft Azure. Migrate your legacy hardware and applications to the cloud and end the constant upgrade cycle. Once in the cloud, let DSI help you establish the governance, operational readiness, and cost control to get the most out of your cloud investment.
Siva K. NadendlaPractice Head - Cloud Infrastructure
Having over 25 years of experience, Siva is focused on serving customers in need of orchestration, simplicity, and flexibility within the ever-dynamic field of information technology; specifically within the realm of cloud services, operations and new implementations. Siva can help you with a consistent and complete enterprise cloud initiative or a cohesive and effective strategy to manage your current environment.
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IT security isnot just about maintaining a strong perimeter. To be truly secure in a cloud world, you must adopt a zero–trust model and architect for security from the ground up. A proper security architecture must deploy in-depth defence covering all layers from Identity and Access to Application and Data security. Azure has several tools to assist with security, but these tools are not the solution itself. DSI has merged the best practices from Microsoft and other Security bodies, like The Center for Internet Security, to create best practices to ensure your Azure implementation is secure.
Agility is one of the most attractive features of Azure. Gone are long procurement cycles to buy hardware just to test a solution. Now you can stand up resources instantly and take them down just as fast if the solution does not work. This flexibility is a double-edged sword. Without proper governance, your cloud footprint can sprawl uncontrollably both in terms of the sheer number of objects and the costs associated with them. DSI can help you take and keep control of your Azure footprint by monitoring costs and object creation to ensure that all objects meet your standards and that resources get turned off or deleted when no longer needed.
Developers are familiar with working with source control, which allows them to capture changes to their code. With Azure, you can bring the same kind of rigour to your Infrastructure. This process prevents drift between development, test and production environments as fixes and changes are made to different environments and not captured. This technique is referred to as Infrastructure as code. Whether you are using ARM or Terraform or any other deployment technology, you can link your code into a source control system like Azure DevOps to take and maintain control of all aspects of your Infrastructure. DSI’s Resource Management Process will help you implement this solution to your Azure environment.
Building a well–architected cloud environment is a good start. However, just as with your on-premises environment, proper Monitoring and Alerting are required to identify and remediate performance, security and governance issues before they become a problem. Azure includes many tools to help monitor and manage your environment. However, it is the intelligent application of these tools that allows for intelligent Monitoring. DSI’s Service Management Process will help guide your organization to build a monitoring and alerting process that meets your organizations cloud management goals:
Azure Site Recovery
Azure Security Center
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Overview: For those new to the cloud and Microsoft Azure, this one-day session provides a high-level overview of Azure, covering the following topics:
Understand general cloud computing concepts
Understand core services available with Microsoft Azure
Understand security, privacy, compliance, and trust with Microsoft Azure
Understand pricing and support models available with Microsoft
Infrastructure as Code
Overview: DevOps have become a standard means of controlling code from development to when building applications. But what about your infrastructure? One of the most useful features in Azure is the ability to build all objects through code. Not only can you build objects with code, but you can also manage changes to objects through declarative frameworks like Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, Terraform, Ansible, Chef or Puppet. In this session, you will learn the concept of Infrastructure as Code, including how to combine these frameworks with a DevOps repository like Azure DevOps or Git to gain control of your Azure Infrastructure.