Government Services and Solutions for AWS

TekStream has worked with many Higher Education, City & County governments and Statewide agencies adopt, manage and expand their AWS Cloud Services solutions and workloads. Offering services ranging from license assessment, migration services, and managed services, TekStream helps to ensure education and government agencies make the most out of their cloud investment while providing a highly secure and performant environment to run critical workloads.

AWS Oracle License Assessment

Oracle licensing can be complex and if you don’t stay on top of your compliance status, you may be faced with Oracle audits, non-compliance, or simply over-paying for something that is not returning value. TekStream helps you get the most out of your Oracle investment – whether you’re planning to run on and/or running on AWS with our Oracle License Optimization Assessment.  TekStream is well versed in licensing options and configurations available to Government agencies through Oracle and can you to understand you options when looking to migrate your Oracle technologies to AWS Cloud Services while reducing your Oracle License footprint.

The experts at TekStream will work with you to assess your current Oracle environment and make  optimization recommendations which will save you money and improve performance while staying in Oracle compliance.

Additional Resources

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AWS Well-Architected Framework Review for Government Workloads

It is TekStream’s mission to help Government agencies ensure their workloads are secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient. The AWS Well-Architected Framework Review for Government workloads is ideal to:

  1. Review business implications of the architecture of critical workloads
  2. Discuss remediation in the environment to become Well-Architected based on the following pillars:

Operational Excellence – The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.

Security – The security pillar focuses on protecting information and systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, managing user permissions, and establishing controls to detect security events.

Reliability – The reliability pillar focuses on workloads performing their intended functions and how to recover quickly from failure to meet demands. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and adapting to changing requirements.

Performance Efficiency – The performance efficiency pillar focuses on structured and streamlined allocation of IT and computing resources. Key topics include selecting resource types and sizes optimized for workload requirements, monitoring performance, and maintaining efficiency as business needs evolve.

Cost Optimization – The cost optimization pillar focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding spending over time and controlling fund allocation, selecting resources of the right type and quantity, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.

Sustainability – The sustainability pillar focuses on minimizing the environmental impacts of running cloud workloads. Key topics include a shared responsibility model for sustainability, understanding impact, and maximizing utilization to minimize required resources and reduce downstream impacts.

Find details on the AWS Well-Architected Reviews (WAR) datasheet.

AWS Managed Services for Government

Migrating to AWS gives your company a low-cost, scalable, powerful, and highly reliable infrastructure platform in the cloud. You can scale resources up or down depending on your needs, and you pay only for what you use. With the equivalent of thousands of servers at your disposal, you can set up and deploy new projects immediately; whether you want to host a production solution or prototype an app, AWS makes it easy to innovate and rapidly respond to new opportunities. However, managing an AWS deployment is complex and time intensive. Standard infrastructure maintenance tasks, including monitoring, patching, and upgrades, are necessary. Outsourcing the management and support of your AWS deployment simplifies operations, increases your ROI, and frees up your internal staff to focus on improving your website or apps instead of managing your cloud infrastructure.

TekStream’s team of AWS Consultants are all certified by AWS and hail from diverse backgrounds, including operations, security, development, and consulting. Regardless of your specific needs, we have the right mix of experience to meet them, from migration to cost optimization to technical support and monitoring. All of TekStream’s managed services packages are customized and can include such services as:

  • 24/7 monitoring of your AWS infrastructure, including CPU, memory, disk utilization and performance, and network connectivity and performance
  • Architecting, implementing, and managing backup solutions
  • AWS migration & strategy
  • Coordination with AWS for all underlying infrastructure support
  • Cost optimization
  • Disaster recovery planning and testing
  • Expert setup of infrastructure and networks
  • Licensing

AWS Lift and Shift Services for Government

TekStream Solutions makes the lift and shift process manageable, with as little disruption to your daily operations as possible. Our certified team of expert consultants have led over 250 on-premise and cloud-based AWS and Oracle implementations. Our in-depth knowledge and experience with the Oracle and AWS tool sets, and our close partnerships with both companies, provide us with unique insight into the best practices and strategies to develop and implement cloud migration and transformation strategies. Our experts will:

  • Analyze Your Existing Applications and Goals – Perform a detailed analysis of what you currently have and what is available on the AWS cloud, allowing us to create a roadmap to successfully and securely lift and shift your business.
  • Create a Lift and Shift Roadmap – Develop a detailed set of tasks and timelines to ensure that your applications and databases are moved to the AWS cloud as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our roadmap also lays out the resources that will be required from both your team and ours to ensure all tasks are completed as planned.
  • Perform the Lift and Shift Processes – Moving to the cloud requires many critical steps and prerequisites that must be managed, performed, and validated.
  • Migrate Data and Validate – Moving applications is one thing; moving data and ensuring it is accurate takes time and patience. Additionally, many organizations use the lift and shift process as an opportunity to perform document and data cleansing so that they are moving only the most critical and valid information.
  • Test, Retest, and Test Again – After moving your applications to the cloud, it is critical to ensure that they are tuned and working properly before allowing your users to access them. Quality assurance testing, integration testing, and data validation are all critical to the overall success of your lift and shift.
  • Go-Live Support and Beyond – From an end-user perspective, most applications will work the same way in the cloud as they do on-premises, but moving to the cloud changes the back-end infrastructure. TekStream provides the support you need to ensure your transition to the cloud is successful.

The biggest challenge most organizations face when defining and implementing their cloud strategies is a lack of knowledge of how to maximize cloud technology. TekStream has the experience and expertise your team needs to best use these IT environments. TekStream works with your stakeholders and technical owners to define the path that makes the most sense for your company.