After years of working in the cloud, we now have what AWS calls a “reference architecture,” an end-to-end blueprint to fulfill the oft-unmet promises of the cloud. With it, we have finally reduced all dev/ops tasks to a set of buttons. We can put entire environments to sleep to save money, waking them up as needed. Dev and build environments shut themselves down every night after work. We can bring up a VPC with all the security and convenience of a data center VPN, and we can do it in any region with a single button.
Few organizations make it to this point, often tied up in the complexity vortex of trial and error. Behind those dev/ops buttons lies a mountain of complex detail, which AWS can help reduce tremendously. As a consulting firm, we have had the luxury of seeing many different implementations. We’ve learned a lot about how best to do things, and just as importantly how not to do things. We’ve taken care to keep our architecture modular so that components may be swapped out wholesale if a better solution comes along.
The experience it takes to do this is among the scarcest in the market right now. Rather than hire for experience, we offer your in-house talent an experience injection. Upon implementation of our reference architecture,