The software itself is an umbrella term and has a lot of technology and domains under its shadow. While the majority of successful software-based organizations provide support in almost all the major domains in the market, there are few organizations that have a dedicated group of trained engineers and specialists in a specific domain. Cloud Destinations, established in 2016 at San Ramon, CA, is one of those organizations that cater to the cloud-related services, security, and staffing needs of its clients. Presently they have grown into being a one-stop technical solution provider for their clients. In a short span of just 6 years, they have grown from having just 2 employees to now with more than 250 employees. Presently they have partnered with all the major cloud providers and are expanding globally with many of their consultants working at fortune 500 organizations globally.
Share with us the story behind the inception of Cloud Destinations. What is the mission and vision behind its foundation?
Cloud Destinations was established in 2016 at San Ramon, CA. Initially started with just 2 employees, it is presently having an employee strength of more than 250. Deemed as a global IT service organization, we are presently focused on services such as IT consulting staffing, and professional services. Our areas of expertise lies in Cloud Services Application Modernization, Data Engineering, Digital Transformation, and Security. The vision behind Cloud Destinations is to be an extension of customers’ organizations while helping them take care of their engineering initiatives and cloud adoption.
What are the added values that can be expected from Cloud Destinations by customers who are looking for cloud-based services?
Being a one-stop technical solution provider for our clients has been our biggest strength. We have a strong leadership team with several decades of experience and expertise in cloud technologies, software development, data engineering, and IT security, and also have a strong team of certified IT professionals in various skill sets such as IT and Core engineering technologies and so on. Our PMO team has been working efficiently to ensure a perfect sync between the customer expectation and “on-time and within the budget” delivery.
Our strong staffing team specializes in the placement of qualified staff globally with many of our consultants working in North America, several EU countries, and Asia for different fortune 500 organizations such as Google, SAP, Nvidia, BlackRock, and Cisco as well as for other major organizations such as Nestle, Louis Vuitton, Stanford University, Farmers Insurance and so on. Whether It’s a staffing support or service support requirement, we have always been flexible with our customer demands. Along with these, we also provide post-deployment support to our clients.
Cloud platform capabilities have improvised over the past several years and if you are not using the platform services, you are not maximizing your cloud adoption
What are the recommended processes and security levels followed in case of cloud migration at Cloud Destinations?
Previously cloud migration meant a lift and shift where either physical servers or virtual servers were converted to virtual cloud servers where the only advantage gained was migrating the infrastructure into a 3rd party cloud provider such as AWS, Azure, Google, RackSpace, SunGard, and so on. In recent years followed, cloud platforms have been immensely improvised and nowadays it’s the platform service that majorly defines cloud adoption. So to maximize your cloud adoption, you need to use platform services.
We at cloud Destinations have partnered with almost all the major cloud service providers and once joined hands, our certified cloud specialists help customers throughout their cloud migration setup through cloud-native development, breaking down complex architecture into microservices, infrastructure as a code, containerization, serverless, cloud data lake, cloud data warehouse cloud security and so on. In the meantime, our security team along with our infrastructure engineers work on setting up various SecOps initiatives, Assess Code Vulnerabilities, OWASP Assessments, Penetration testing, and so on.
Could you recall any complex scenarios encountered during the cloud service deployment? How did you resolve the issue?
If we are not careful from the inception of the design and architecture level, cloud service might turn out more complicated. All of the major cloud service providers provide the customer with a well-built architecture, security operational and functional excellence, and cost optimization. Even our cloud experts are well-trained in implementing those features and in resolving complex cloud bases issues. In one of the scenarios, one of our customers had set up some expensive VMs with vertical scaling, reserved instances with excessive capacity, lack of backup policies, and so on. After a cloud health assessment, we successfully reduced customer expenditure by 40%. Similarly, we have helped many of our clients in saving much of the cost through best cloud practices and platform service implementation.
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