Cloud Computing

OSI is a SDB leader and Amazon Consulting partner in the adoption of CI/CD deployments using open source technologies to drive Fedcivil and DoD workload migrations to cloud platforms. Focused on outcomes and driving DevSecOps based deployments, OSI has helped its commercial and federal customers drive innovation within their organizations. Our modernization approach (AI/ML based automation) is a key differentiator for us in our solutioning and scaling methodology and we bring the best talent to solve customer challenges.

Cloud Strategy

  • Lift and Shift : This is the fastest method for migrating applications to the cloud, and the one that causes the least disruption. It only requires the involvement of the infrastructure and security teams, leaving everyone else free to pursue their work uninterrupted. It’s also the option with the least upfront cost. Moving the application to the cloud allows it to handle peak performance, without your company having to pay for it. Lift and shift comes with its drawbacks, however. This cloud migration can’t take full advantage of the speed and versatility the cloud can provide. Since the process doesn’t change the application – it just moves the code to a new location
  • Shift to SaaS: Shifting to SaaS means outsourcing one or more applications to a cloud services company that specializes in managing those applications. Companies do this on an application by application basis and only shift the applications they need to. Static applications can remain on-premises. Email is a good example of a routine business function that can be shifted to SaaS.
  • Partial or Complete Refactoring: For business-critical applications that are poorly designed there is significant risk lift-and-shifting them to the cloud. Without refactoring these applications will consume cloud resources inefficiently, thus generating a much higher public cloud bill, and may even create performance and stability problems. In this case, given the importance of the application, it is well worth the investment to complete a partial or complete refactor in order to take full advantage of the cloud platform.
  • Redeveloping Applications: The re-developing migration strategy takes more time to execute, but can ultimately prove to be an effective way for an organization to reestablish its culture. It also typically leads to a healthy Return on Investment (ROI), and can help to reset the stage for years of agile development and continuous reinvention to boost overall performance. The re-architect strategy should be considered in cases where a cloud-native architecture is necessary to achieve needed business capabilities. Examples of this include performance, scalability, globalization, and the desire to move to a more agile, DevOps model.