Offerings touch on Anthos, database, and VM migration
Business and technology consultancy SADA Systems wants to make it easier for enterprises to adopt Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and its Anthos hybrid cloud environment by offering flat-rate packages that come with fixed pricing and times.
The Lowdown: The GCP Flat-Rate Packaged Offers are designed to give organizations greater clarity as they migrate their data and workloads into Google’s public cloud.
The Details: SADA is offering four flat-rate packages:
> Anthos First Step: The package is aimed at companies that are trying Anthos, introduced in April, for the first time. The 90-day package includes custom-specific portable or rack-mounted compute infrastructure built for Anthos and a range of software, such as Google Anthos, VMware vCenter 6.5, and F5’s Big-IP Virtual Edition. SADA will install the hardware on site, configure the networking and software, and offer support around Anthos and the Kubernetes container orchestration technology.
> Anthos Flat-Rate: The second phase of the implementation of Anthos shifts what’s essentially proof-of-concept into a production-ready infrastructure for a full year. It includes everything in Anthos First Step and any additional equipment, systems integration, connectivity, and storage configuration. There’s also integration with networking, security, and monitoring and reporting tools, as well as help in identifying goals.
> Database Migration Flat-Rate: SADA will migrate an organization’s database infrastructure into Google Cloud, create a runbook and execution plan, and provide support for data, schema, query, and access migration through tools from Alooma or Striim. SADA also offers testing for performance, compatibility, security, and high availability, as well as account setup and configuration, training, and support.
> VM Migration Flat-Rate: The consultancy will migrate an enterprise’s virtual machines (VMs) to Google Cloud, set up Google Velostrata appliances at existing Amazon Web Services or VMware hosts, and set up GCP, identity and access management (IAM), Amazon virtual private cloud (VPC), and Google Compute Engine. Organizations also get secure connectivity, training, and management of the VM migration and deployment.
The Impact: Migrating into a cloud environment is no easy task and is made even more difficult by a shortage of skilled talent. Organizations are turning to channel partners, including MSPs and systems integrators, to help them not only migrate their applications and data but also plan the migration and deployment processes and at times support and run those cloud environments. SADA’s new offerings should help enterprises set their own pace for cloud adoption and understand the costs involved.
Background: In March, SADA went all in on Google when it sold its long-running Microsoft business to cloud service provider Core BTS. Three months later, the consultancy, whose practice includes the entire Google Cloud portfolio, reached Google Cloud MSP Partner status.
The Buzz: “Multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud are key strategic initiatives for the vast majority of enterprises today. But delivery, set-up, education, guidance, training, and support are still critical to harnessing the power of these technologies,” said SADA President and CEO Tony Safoian. “Companies need partners they can trust, people with the knowledge, experience, and relationships to guide their transformations from analog to digital-first businesses. When it comes to GCP, SADA is an authority. We’re excited about our new services and look forward to helping our customers grow faster and become more innovative with GCP as their underlying tech infrastructure.”
“Anthos is going to be incredible for enterprise companies, but many are still trying to figure out how to use it,” said SADA CTO Miles Ward. “SADA is laser-focused on helping customers take advantage of this groundbreaking technology, without having to figure it all out on their own. No matter if you want to start with Anthos, databases, or VMs, our new packages have been carefully designed to get customers to GCP on a fixed price and time line. We think these predictable, low-risk services are going to be game-changers for every company considering Google infrastructure.”