Amazon Web Services Consulting

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Amazon Web Services are a set of services provided by Amazon, including S3 (Simple Storage Service) and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), provided to developers and web service providers that allow them to take advantage of Amazon’s large datacenter infrastructure in a pay-as-you-go, infinitely scalable way.

Amazon Web Services Consulting Partner

Simple Storage Service

S3 is a scalable storage solution that makes storing files on the Internet easy. With it, you never have to worry about running out of disk space or making sure your data is redundantly accessible again!

Elastic Compute Cloud

EC2 provides powerful on-demand computing that can be scaled up or down as you need, while paying per hour for the use of virtual machine instances.

Elastic Block Storage

EBS is a way to persistently store your data with EC2. EBS is like a removable hard drive that can be reattached to any EC2 server. Snapshots are easy and incremental, so your data is safe and can be restored with a click.

 

How Does OCS AWS Consulting Work?

We can work in a wide variety of ways with you and your team. We can perform all of the server management, deployment, and support needs for you, or just provide per-incident support assistance, or a mix of the two. You’re in control with our Amazon Web Services consulting.

Though our consulting service is truly custom in nature, we do tend to follow this general workflow with a new client:

  • Initial Assessment – We discuss the details of your project and provide an estimate of the expected initial engagement cost.
  • In-Depth Analysis – We then examine your current infrastructure and devise a plan based on recommended best practices.
  • Implementation – If you desire, we can either help your team implement the plan, or perform all the work for you.
  • Support and Maintenance – We then assess your ongoing needs to devise a maintenance package that best suits your needs and budget.
Why use OCS for AWS Consulting?

OCS Solutions has been both using and helping our customers make use of Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) services since their early limited beta period in late 2006. We have an extensive amount of experience in adapting existing Internet technologies and practices into the new wave of infinitely scalable solutions that Amazon offers.

In addition, we offer a full selection of web hosting services that can both augment and enhance your EC2 deployments. Our custom mix approach increases reliability and decreases reliance on just one company or service to maximize uptime.

Common AWS Consulting Tasks

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Create a Custom AMI

By creating a custom Amazon Machine Image, you can clearly define your environment and reduce future setup and migration times dramatically.

VPC Configuration

Amazon Web Service’s VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) platform allows you to fully manage your own networking resources.  We recommend this for nearly every AWS deployment.

Database Configuration

We can configure both SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL) as well as No-SQL databases (MongoDB, SimpleDB, DynamoDB) for performance, durability, and availability.

Multi-Service Orchestration

Often multiple AWS services are used in concert to deliver a solution.  We can help you leverage the AWS API to automate your deployment.

Retainer Packages

Pay $89/hour, obtain a fixed-price quote, or save with these monthly plans:

Copper

$280/mo
  • Phone / E-mail Support
  • Up to 3 Hours per Month
  • Guaranteed 3 business day availability

Bronze

$550/mo
  • Phone / E-mail Support
  • Up to 6 Hours per Month
  • Guaranteed 3 business day availability

Silver

$900/mo
  • Phone / E-mail Support
  • Up to 10 Hours per Month
  • Guaranteed 2 business day availability

Gold

$1,350/mo
  • Phone / E-mail Support
  • Up to 15 Hours per Month
  • Guaranteed 2 business day availability

AWS Consulting Frequently Asked Questions

I already have paid support from Amazon - why do I need OCS?

Amazon Web Services Support is a paid technical support option that Amazon offers for its services.  While their technicians are excellent at helping with AWS infrastructure issues, they do not assist with server-side code, configuration issues, or customer integration issues beyond their API and platform.  We act as both consultants and support engineers and work with your applications, supporting custom configurations and unique environments.

Do I have to chose a monthly retainer plan?

No, you may pay per hour if you wish.

Can you assist with Elastic MapReduce / Hadoop jobs?

Absolutely!  We have created Hadoop tasks to analyze and process massive amounts of data.

We have an existing AWS environment. Can you work with that?

Yes.  We commonly work with configuration performed by the customer or other engineers.  We excel at quickly assimilating the details of the existing environment and either working within that paradigm or preparing (and executing, if you wish) or recommended configuration changes.  We do not seek to change your workflow (unless you wish us to optimize it).

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