A successful enterprise needs more than just computers to run the business. It requires a robust and adaptive application infrastructure that gives its team the best opportunity to be productive and efficient. The application infrastructure is only as good as its implementation. If you’re going to attempt to launch in-house without a managed services partner by your side, you might be biting off more than you can chew.
The Perils of Going Solo
Implementing a business-critical solution like Data Center isn’t for the faint of heart – especially if the solution is of a hybrid nature.
The challenges and complexities involved require someone with technical expertise in both on-premise and cloud infrastructures. Plus, the resources needed to support this type of hybrid solution aren’t always available.
While managing an on-prem solution might be something you’re used to, adopting a solution that incorporates both is a bit trickier, especially if you’re transitioning from one to another.
On-premise deployments may deal with physical components that make up the underlying infrastructure that runs the applications. Deployment on the cloud is more abstract since the components are virtual.
Implementing new solutions means understanding both.
During a transition, the switch doesn’t just happen overnight. The process is gradual with some applications staying on-prem while newer tools are deployed on the cloud. The various applications still have to be able to talk to each other, too. They can’t be discreet.
To do the job properly, what you need is an experienced implementation partner that can get you where you need to be.
What to Look for in an Implementation Partner
While most IT firms and teams have knowledge and experience that serves them well in maintaining networks, implementation partners have specific qualities and expertise that organizations lack. These include:
- Credentials of core competency.
- The breadth of experience working with customers of all sizes.
- Expertise in development and operations.
An implementation partner should be able to help you deploy your customer-managed solutions on-prem and in the cloud while being fluent in automation and DevOps.
Transitioning from on-prem to cloud isn’t just a traditional lift and shift. There’s a lot of automation and custom development skills required for it to be successful.
Plus, you need someone that provides support services – not only during but after implementation, too. It’s not like flipping a switch. Any sizable project will require critical support before, during, and after the process is complete.
Addteq is the Answer
At Addteq, we know off-the-shelf software isn’t always the right solution for your specific set of requirements. That’s why we develop custom solutions to fill the gaps between what’s standard and what you need to thrive.
Through the years, we’ve worked with enterprises of all sizes, successfully integrating different and various systems into an ideal solution for our customers.
A big reason for our successful track record is the best practices we follow.
- Discovery We take the time to learn about your specific needs and requirements so your critical applications and systems work perfectly.
- Planning The solution deployed has to match your needs exactly so we work with you to create a plan that fits your requirements, especially around security and compliance.
- Backups We know most companies don’t have an ideal backup & monitoring system so we handle that for you.
- Testing Once the tools are deployed and data is migrated, we test everything to ensure there are not any issues.
- Guidance We’re not finished after deployment. We guide you through lifecycle management, maintenance, batches, and upgrades so you have a full understanding of your tools
- Support We provide different support services after deployment so you can come to us for help anytime.
Once you’re online and running, we provide you with detailed documentation of the planning, deployment, implementation, and integration so you can reference it whenever you need it.
With Codefactori you also have the flexibility to choose a SaaS enterprise model to host whatever tools you need. No need to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Just access the network and use the application to automate the deployment and lifecycle management of the tool.
You also get the best of both worlds – on-premise and cloud hosting. If you need to deploy Tools A and B on-premise but want to manage Tools C and D in the cloud, Codefactori can handle your automation and lifecycle management for either level.
The Addteq Difference
At Addteq, we’re not just pitching random enterprise solutions. As Atlassian Platinum Solution Partners, we’re uniquely qualified to provide consulting and implementation of the Data Center toolset. Not only does Addteq use Atlassian products to build solutions and services for our customers, but we use it to run our own organization, developing our own software and DevOps. We live and breathe it.
Each member of our technical staff is a certified Atlassian consultant, having passed a specific number of certifications. Plus, Atlassian ensures our knowledge is current by requiring supplemental certifications annually to maintain our subject matter expert status.
That’s the kind of knowledge and expertise that we bring to every project and that’s what makes us the ideal implementation partner.
If you’re ready to partner with Addteq for your next implementation, reach out to us below so we can schedule a meeting to discuss how we can help your organization.