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What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing means, you lease your databases, storage, applications or other computing services through a cloud provider. You pay according to use, i.e. only for servers that are really running

What is AWS?

With more than 200 services, Amazon Web Services has been the world's most comprehensive and most most commonly used cloud platform for many years.

Why migrate to the cloud?

You can change and renew your business model much faster and more flexible in the cloud.
You can increase or reduce resources dynamically , also avoid hardware investment costs, instead pay only what they actually use.

Will I save cost with the Cloud Migration?

If you just copy your existing on-premise system landscape 1:1 to the cloud, you will probably not achieve cost savings.
On-premise systems are often oversized vertically and only used effectively 20% . However, if you use the cloud correctly for your purposes, scale correctly, use modern serverless architectures, you can definitely save costs, especially in the Administration.

Can I do the Cloud Migration on my own?

If you already have a well-trained IT staff for the cloud or AWS, you can of course migrate by yourself to the cloud.
If you and your employees have just registered your first AWS account have and you are about to take the first steps, we advise you to get professional help.
At least for a while until the main services have migrated and your were able to learn best practices from your partner.

AWS or Azure? Which cloud should I use?

Make an analysis of your existing server landscape. Which servers do you want to migrate into the cloud ? Desktop systems can be ignored , you will not migrate them.
If you run mostly Windows Server , a migration to Azure makes perfect sense. However, if you mainly run Linux servers, please keep them, save money and migrate to AWS.

AWS or Azure, which one is cheaper?

The prices for virtual machines and compute services are relatively similar for both providers. If you operate an identical system landscape on AWS or Azure, the cost differences will be limited.
However, Azure customers use more frequently Windows Server instead of Linux, Microsoft Databases instead of MySQL or Postgres and generate on this way higher hardware and especially software license costs

Who is going to enhance my existing AWS setup and architecture?

SCC Brasil also does architecture reviews to check existing AWS system landscapes. We create in the process a report with all findings including improvement possibilities and measures.
Main focus are Cost Savings, Security, Resilience & Use of Best Practices.

How can I save money in the Cloud? How can I save costs on AWS?

You can make huge cost savings on AWS with some smart choices. In general: use the correct instance type and size. Scale horizontally, not vertically. Stop instances that are not needed 24/7 , e.g.
outside normal business hours. Save with Saving Plans and Spot or Reserved Instances. Use serverless and avoid transfer costs with VPC endpoints. We gladly advise you on this!
Please have a look in our blog about cost saving possibilities on AWS
How to save money on AWS

How do I migrate to the Cloud? How do I migrate to AWS?

That depends on what exactly you want to migrate to the cloud.
storage, backup, applications, databases etc. There are various strategies for migrating your business solutions, also known as the 7 R's : refactor, replatform, repurchase, rehost, relocate, retain, and retire. You must choose the best strategy for your use case. You find more informations on this in our blog

Is Cloud really secure?

Properly configured, AWS and the cloud in general offers excellent security and even even more options to protect your data and workloads as On Premise.
However, there is a lot of know-how in this topic and you must follow best practices. Ultimately, the responsibility lies with you, to use the appropriate security measures properly. Please take a look in our blog to read more about this important topic:
Security Best practices on AWS

Will I need just 1 AWS account or more?

This also depends on your business model, but we recommend using multiple accounts and therefore the strict separation and thus isolation of different stages, environments or customer solutions.
You can find more information on this in our blog..

Which company should I contract for my Cloud Migration?

Of course SCC Brasil.
We accompany you step by step on your journey to the cloud, consult you, train your team during the migration and carefully document all steps for you, so that after the migration you are ready to maintain or expand your infrastructure in the cloud on our own

Are there cloud or AWS shoring consulting companies? Are there cloud outsourcing companies?

Yes, like for example SCC Brasil. Consulting costs in europe or USA are expensive, you will spend a significant amount of money for your cloud migration.
Since we have significantly lower rates for our consultants and engineers, you can economize your cost by contracting a shoring consulting company like SCC Brasil.

What about cloud outsourcing cost savings?

Costs for AWS services differ from region to region. If your complience does not obrigate you to run your services or store your data in your region, it is worth to compare the prices on your used servics from region to region.
You might save money if you use the US region instead of Brazil or Ireland instead of Germany. Of course consider the latency if you go this way.
Also you can economize money on the consulting costs by working with a shoring consulting company like SCC Brasil as just mentioned.

Who are the top cloud consulting companies for enterprises? Who are the top AWS consulting companies for enterprises?

You might either talk to AWS or Azure directly, use their Partner Search or search the best company by yourself, either in your region if this is a factor for your or consider a shoring consulting company like SCC Brasil.
If you might need not the classical services but for example IOT or ML, search for a company with experience and use cases in this area.

How expensive is a good AWS consultant?

Depends a lot on your location, but you can plan with more than 100$ for a cloud consultant.
Consulting companies charge even more than Freelancers, you might end up paying 200$ / hour.
That's why SCC Brasil is a perfect alternative for you, as your shoring partner we can offer you significant lower rates as the companies in the USA.
Get in contact and we will pass more informations about our services and rates.

Which cloud consulting firms offer cloud implementation strategy consulting?

Search for a consulting company with experience in this area, most companies will offer this service.
SCC Brasil will help you for developing your strategy and also in the implementation.

Are there Cloud consulting companies for multi-cloud strategies?

There are consulting companies which are focused only on one cloud for example AWS or Azure, but also companies.
which will implement and plan multi-cloud solutions. SCC Brasil can support you on AWS and Azure, Google we currently don't offer.

Are there Cloud consulting firms focused on cost optimization?

Many cloud consutling companies are offering this, a few are specialized only on cost optimization.
SCC Brasil offers Reviews for Cost Optimization, Security and Architecture .
We would be happy to support you saving cost in your AWS or Azure cloud.
Please have a look in our blog about cost saving possibilities on AWS
How to save money on AWS

Are there Cloud consulting services for security and compliance?

Many cloud consutling companies are offering this, a few are specialized only on cost optimization.
SCC Brasil offers Reviews for Cost Optimization, Security and Architecture .
We would be happy to support you saving cost in your AWS or Azure cloud.

Do cloud consulting companies provide training?

There are companies which only offer curses, certificates, online-training. Many consulting companies offer trainings besides their consulting and implementation services.
SCC Brasil can train your team with Workshops, trainings and during the implementation.

How are the costs calculated in AWS?

You pay for compute resources like EC2 instances, Managed Services, Serverless ( indeed a compute resource), for storage like EBS, EFS or S3 and Data transfer.
Also some Services like WAF or others are based per hour.
Please have a look in the AWS Pricing calculator to get an estimation about the costs you might cause with your services.

What are the best practices on AWS to secure your account?

First of all you have to follow the best practices for IAM ( Identity and Access Management ). Don't use the root user for daily business, always use MFA, use roles instead of users or access keys, use the principle of least privilege and more.
Secure your Network & Compute resources with Security Groups, use the private subnets if possible and more. Do regular analyses in Trusted Advisor and Security Hub. Have a look in our blog for more informations
Security Best practices on AWS

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