Design & Build Services
IT infrastructure is evolving at a fast pace, promising a hundred and one ways to improve your business processes. However, adopting or transitioning to the latest frameworks, models, and systems is not an easy task to do on your own.
At BTA, we’ll serve as your partners for securing your environment, cloud adoption, network planning and design/architecture. Our architects are dedicated to helping other companies adapt to innovations in security, network and data center technology. To provide repeatable delivery processes, we follow the S.I.M.P.L.E. approach.
Below is our core process, and it allows us to work systematically and with a common objective. By adopting this strategy, we’re able to quickly deliver results without sacrificing quality. In addition, the S.I.M.P.L.E. approach allows us to tap into the expertise of our experienced team and create processes that are quantifiable and scalable to the technological needs of your business.
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Secure & Reliable Network Planning & Design
BTA offers a network planning and design service that prioritizes security and reliability. BTA employs a holistic approach when it comes to designing a network for your business. Our end-to-end services cover all domains and ensure maximum performance every time. Network planning includes comprehensive review, mapping, design, and deliverables.
Assessing your entire network — including hardware, integrations, data, and policies — is the first step to identifying gaps, risk mitigation recommendations, and necessary architectural changes.
Network Practices Assessment
Evaluating your current protocols and processes for your network establishes a baseline for procedural improvement and operational requirements.
Network Design mapping
High-level design mapping generates objectives to create and execute the detailed implementation deployment such as configuration, automation, security, monitoring, and operations requirements.
Delivering precise configuration, policy, and automation requirements facilitate unwavering provisioning and management practices to augment functionality and Zero Trust Security in your new network model.
Network Fabric Design
Laying out your physical network plan with topology expertise, APIC configuration, and Nexus 9000 switches creates an application-centric network that allows administrators to provision and configure network resources as a whole rather than independently.
Delivering a clear-cut roadmap for full operational alignment provides advisory tactics for policy improvements and other protection strategies, ensuring your team is fully equipped to manage, configure, and optimize your new network model.
Creating hierarchical policies that can be optimized for enforcement in various places in the network such as data center fabrics and firewalls, improves the integrity of the network.
Modernizing your network with a Zero Trust Security model and SD-WAN enhances management, resource provisioning, and protection without further complexity.
Network Innovation & Transformation
Adopting modern network architecture draws enormous benefits and is a vital part of driving lucrative digital transformation. A zero trust security model is a form of security architecture operating on the principle that nothing is to be trusted and everything needs to be verified. In this approach, every digital interaction or process needs to be validated. This greatly heightens infrastructure security while simplifying security management protocols.
SDN (Software-Defined Networking): Also called Network Virtualization, an SDN is a strategy that makes use of application programming interfaces (APIs) or software-based controllers to manage the network. The programmable nature of this model allows operators to control the entire system holistically, regardless of underlying infrastructure or traffic that arrives on the network.
SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network): This model can extend the entire network over vast geographical distances and allows for additional efficiency and flexibility in workloads while still maintaining a centralized infrastructure for the implementation of policies. It replaces singular CLI deployment and enables quick & efficient policy rollout.
NaaS (Network-as-a-Service): The most distinct characteristic of a NaaS model is that it’s a subscription-based service. This is an alternative to investing in a big, one-time purchase of an entire infrastructure by simply outsourcing their network architecture offsite. This lessens the burden of managing or maintaining the network since that usually falls to the provider.
The NetDevOps model applies the same principles of DevOps for network changes, policies, and processes to create new networks quickly while avoiding the risks associated with modifying complex systems. NetDevOps models are often deployed with network planning services.
IoT (Internet of Things): IoT refers to a set of physical devices interrelated to communicate and perform tasks over a shared network. IoT devices are often used to transfer data and is becoming a necessity for business. This helps increase the efficiency and agility of operations and related processes.
IaaC (Infrastructure-as-Code): This model enables administrators to define network resource provisioning and policies using code rather than through manual processes. Processes are programmable, automation is streamlined, and the need for manual input or control is greatly reduced.
Comprehensive Cloud Adoption Services & Cloud Network Design
When you’re considering a transition towards a cloud-based system, BTA is here to help you shift to this model. We work as your trusted cloud services company, ensuring a smooth and streamlined migration that results in very little disturbance to your operations.
Evaluation of Your Current Environment:
We perform a comprehensive evaluation of existing data center fabric and applications. This step allows us to see which workloads are ideal for your target cloud service and assess migration application requirements.
Comprehensive and extensive testing:
We’ll test every system and framework involved in the cloud adoption process to check their reliability, scalability, and performance. This allows us to optimize your system and address any issues before they become major problems.
Assessment of Existing Policy:
Evaluating these domains helps us see what effect cloud adoption will have on them. This allows us to make modifications to the migration approach as needed to ensure zero downtime for mission critical applications and policies.
BTA will assist in deploying your new cloud network design, handling installation, configuration, testing, and other processes to ensure that everything is working as intended.
BTA focuses on achieving scalability & repeatability so systems evolve with your company’s ever-changing needs & capabilities to maximize efficiency without the need for manual input.
BTA will identify the best way to migrate your hard-to-move platforms, such as testing environments, data protection platforms, workloads that fluctuate in size, and multi-tiered apps.
Identify the Best Approaches for Migration:
Transitioning to a cloud network may entail some changes to your existing network configuration; we’ll determine the best migration approach to ensure little disturbance or changes to your normal processes.
Integrate and repurpose existing technologies:
To avoid forklifting your entire infrastructure for your new cloud network design, we will reuse your existing redundant or obsolete technology when appropriate and integrate mission critical platforms.
Ensuring fully operational technology:
BTA will perform performance and health checks to ensure that every software, integration, and platform is working as it should to avoid malfunctioning systems that could hamper operations or cause data loss.
The Benefits of Cloud Adoption
Adopting cloud technology is instrumental in implementing a Zero Trust Security model, primarily because of the scalability, flexibility, and advanced security features that cloud services provide. In a cloud-based Zero Trust model, organizations can easily manage and monitor access controls, ensuring that every request is securely authenticated, authorized, and encrypted, regardless of its origin. Cloud providers often incorporate state-of-the-art security measures, such as advanced threat intelligence and automated responses, which are continuously updated to address evolving cybersecurity threats. Furthermore, cloud network design services enable the creation of a tailored infrastructure that aligns with the organization's unique security needs. With the right network planning and design, a cloud network can ensure secure data transmission, efficient system segmentation, and robust protection against data breaches. By using cloud network planning and design services to build a Zero Trust environment, healthcare organizations can achieve a high level of data security while reaping the cost and efficiency benefits that cloud technology offers.
Well defined use cases are the baseline we use to properly design automation workflows that allow your team to accomplish more at a faster rate while reducing the risk of manual configuration. Cloud models deployed by BTA enable repeatability across the environment and business agility with minimal need for manual input.
Properly executed cloud environments feature robust security infrastructure and enhanced threat reduction through Zero Trust Security. Tools such as Cisco Secure Workload enable zero trust at the workload with features to identify policy gaps, develop controls, and increase protection against attacks.
Cloud models allow seamless adjustments to active or inactive workloads between locations without downtime. Workload mobility allows administrators to easily move applications from one location to another.
Resource allocation flexibility
Quickly and easily allocating and reallocating network, storage, and computing resources across workloads is an enormous benefit of cloud adoption.
Building an Optimized and Scalable Cloud Infrastructure
The first step in choosing a cloud solution is understanding your applications. Application requirements are unique, and cost/performance varies widely. Understanding your applications allows smart, cost-effective decisions on cloud strategies. Our cloud practitioners focus on understanding your requirements, providing options for execution, and aligning your path to the cloud strategy you choose (Public, Private or Hybrid):
Private cloud models provide on-premises capabilities that replicate the scale, agility, and costs of public cloud. Organizations have full control over the platforms since they are on-site.
Public clouds (e.g. AWS, Azure and Google) reduce time to deploy applications by abstracting the underlying infrastructure and provide scalability on demand for your critical and non-critical workloads.
Multi-cloud solutions provide diversity/availablity and the ability to optimize costs leveraging multiple clouds without lock-in to a single provider and more flexibility to support your unique architecture.
Cloud operating models provide enhanced agility, increased scale, and cost reduction options, but there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. BTA follows a SIMPLE process to achieve your multi-cloud requirements, enabling flexible and easy-to-manage environments. High performance, easily accessible applications are critical to a healthy cloud model. Employing tools such as Cisco Cloud ACI enables a consistent and simplified cloud networking operating model across on prem and supported cloud providers. We design, build, and deploy cloud environments that are easily managed, optimized.
Choose BTA as your partner!
BTA uses a comprehensive, adaptable, and systematic approach when providing services for cloud adoption, network planning and design. Using our S.I.M.P.L.E. process, we can deliver measurable results and adapt your security and network infrastructure to new developments and innovations.
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