Cloud / Virtualization

Whether you have started or yet to begin your journey to cloud infrastructure and services, GTL Cloud Consultants are here to support your strategy, enablement and implementation.

Cloud Deployment

Our Cloud Platform practice areas are focused on Infrastructure (or Lift & Shift) moves, big data and analytics projects, machine learning, and application development.

Our proven methodology, supports our customers at every stage of their journey to the cloud. Our Enable engagements provide customers with the tools and knowledge to be able to make informed decisions about what, how, and when to move to the cloud. If ready to launch a cloud project we will always begin the engagement with a Design phase. This is critical to the success of the Execute phase, where actual cloud deployments take place. Our ongoing engagements in the Enhance phase ensure that you are optimizing your cloud usage and sufficiently supported for success.

Cloud migration refers to the movement of data, processes, and applications from on-premises storage or legacy infrastructure to cloud-based infrastructure for storage, application processing, data archiving and ongoing data lifecycle management. GTPL offers analytics-driven cloud migration tools that integrate with most leading cloud service providers, such as Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi, IBM Cloud and more.

Benefits of Cloud Migration

Migrating to the cloud can offer many advantages – lower operational costs, greater elasticity, and flexibility.   Migrating data to the cloud in a native format also ensures you can leverage the computational capabilities of the cloud and not just use it as a cheap storage tier.  When migrating to the cloud, you need to consider both the application as well as its data. While application footprints are generally small and relatively easier to migrate, cloud data migrations need careful planning and execution as data footprints can be large.  Cloud migration with GTPL allows you to:

Plan a data migration strategy using analytics before migration: A pre-migration analysis helps you identify which files need to be migrated, plan how to organize the data to maximize the efficiency of the migration process. It’s important to know how data is used and to determine how large and how old files are throughout the storage system. Since data footprints often reach billions of files, planning a migration is critical.

Improve scalability with Elastic Data Migration: Data migrations can be time consuming as they involve moving hundreds of terabytes to petabytes of data.  Since storage that data is migrating from is usually still in use during the migration, the data migration solution needs to move data as fast as possible without slowing down user access to the source storage.  This requires a scalable architecture that can leverage the inherent parallelism of the data sets to migrate multiple data streams in parallel without overburdening any single source storage.  GTPL uses a patented elastic data migration architecture that maximizes parallelism while throttling back as needed to preserve source data storage performance.

Shrink cloud migration time:  When compared to generic tools used across heterogeneous cloud and physical storage, GTPL cloud data migration is nearly 30x faster. Performance is maximized at every level with the auto parallelize feature, minimizing network usage and making migration over WAN more efficient.

Reduce ongoing cloud storage costs with intelligent tiering and data lifecycle management in the cloud: Migrating to the cloud can reduce the amount spent on IT needs, storage maintenance, and hardware upgrades as these are typically handled by the cloud provider. Most clouds provide multiple storage classes at different price points – GTPL intelligently moves data to the right storage class in the cloud based on your policy and performs ongoing data lifecycle management in the cloud to reduce storage cost.  Unlike cloud intelligent tiering classes, GTPL tiers across both S3 and Glacier storage classes so you get the best cost savings.

Simplify storage management: With a GTPL cloud migration, you can use a single solution across your multivendor storage and multi-cloud architectures. All you have to do is connect via open standards – pick the SMB, NFS, and S3 sources along with the appropriate destinations and GTPL handles the rest. You also get a dashboard to monitor and manage all of your migrations from one place.  No more sunk costs of point migration tools because GTPL provides ongoing data lifecycle management beyond the data migration.

Greater resource availability:  Moving your data to the cloud allows it to be accessed from wherever users may be, making your it easier for international businesses to store and access their data from around the world. GTPL delivers native data access so you can directly access objects and files in the cloud without getting locked in to your NAS vendor—or even to GTPL.

Cloud data management is a way to manage data across cloud platforms, either with or instead of on-premises storage. The goal is to curb rising cloud storage costs, but it can be quite a complicated pursuit, which is why most businesses employ an external company offering cloud data management services.

Cloud data management is emerging as an alternative to data management using traditional on-premises software. The benefit of employing a top cloud data management company means that instead of buying on-premises storage resources and managing them, resources are bought on-demand in the cloud. This service model allows organizations to receive dedicated cloud data management resources on an as-needed basis. Cloud data management also involves finding the right data from on-premises storage and moving this data through data archiving, data tiering, data replication and data protection, or data migration to the cloud.

Advantages of Cloud Data Management

Optimal cloud data management provides four key capabilities that help to reduce cloud storage costs:

    1. Gain Accurate Visibility Across Cloud Accounts into Actual Usage
    2. Forecast Savings and Plan Data Management Strategies
    3. Archive Based on Actual Data Usage to Avoid Surprises
      • Using last-accessed time vs. last modified provides a more predictable decision on the objects that will be accessed in the future, which avoids costly archiving errors.
    4. Radically Simplify Migrations
      • Easily pick your source and destination
      • Run dozens or hundreds of migrations in parallel
      • Reduce the babysitting

The many benefits of cloud data management include speeding up technology deployment and reducing system maintenance costs; it can also provide increased flexibility to help meet changing business requirements.

Cloud security is a set of control-based safeguards and technology protection designed to protect resources stored online from leakage, theft, or data loss. Protection encompasses cloud infrastructure, applications, and data from threats. Security applications operate as software in the cloud using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

What are the Benefits of a Cloud Security System?

Now that you understand how cloud computing security operates, explore the ways it benefits your business.

Cloud-based security systems benefit your business through:

  • Protecting your business from threats
  • Guarding against internal threats
  • Preventing data loss

Top threats to systems include malware, ransomware, and DDos.

Arguably, Cloud Computing is the biggest trend affecting our industry and therefore our business strategy. It is not just about selling to the cloud vertical, it is a trend affecting every one of our customers. It is also a proven fact that Cloud Computing helps you to efficiently process, store and manage data in a particular network.

GTPL Multi Cloud Migration services initiate a handshake of your legacy practices with modern business solutions. Our Cloud Engineering services implement a phased, risk-averse cloud migration strategy. Our cloud migration practices refresh hardware and IT networks without hampering organizations’ data workflows. For this, our Cloud Engineers leverage leading automation tools and follow policy-driven and precision first policies. Our Multi Cloud Migration services also allow organizations to extract value of their legacy systems with the induction of scalability, efficiency and high performance.

Work-from-home has always been a way to provide convenience to the employees. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become an absolute necessity for businesses to survive. While companies are continually looking for the perfect remote working solution to ensure business continuity, there is confusion between some services. One of them is VDI as a Service.

What is VDI as a Service?

VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) is a technological solution that enables the creation of virtual desktops over a remote server setup. These virtual desktops are more flexible, secure, and mobile than traditional office desktops. However, if you want to adopt VDI for your business, the in-house IT team needs to deploy, maintain, and manage the VDI environment.