Shadow-Soft QuickStart Engagements

Like most IT shops, supporting the business leaves little or no time for projects like adding configuration management and automation to your environment which is really the first step in making a move to a hybrid cloud architecture. Shadow-Soft can help with our newly released QuickStart engagements.

 

Typically delivered remotely to eliminate travel expenses and significantly reduce total project investment, QuickStart engagements are customer-paced where deployment can be spread over multiple weeks.  We assist those considering migrating applications to the cloud, implementing DevOps / Agile software practices, optimizing existing infrastructure, or improving the management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or JBoss Applications Platforms.

 

Here is glimpse at our most popular QuickStart Engagement packages :

 
Red Hat Satellite QuickStart

This unique approach to installing Red Hat’s Satellite Systems Management Solution is provided at a fixed price per single-node configuration to reduce the risk of project over-runs. The service is typically delivered remotely to eliminate travel expenses and significantly reduce total project investment. The project is customer-paced, where deployment can be spread over two to three weeks (remote delivery only). Included is initial training and knowledge transfer as well as external hard-drive preloaded with content ISOs. Specific customer requirements must be met. Satellite & Management licensing costs are not included.

 

JBoss Operations Network (JON) Monitoring QuickStart

Recapture your JBoss Application infrastructure with JBoss Operations Network management and monitoring services provided at fixed price per single-node configuration. This includes server and license inventory for adding management capability to all existing JBoss enterprise products as well as all agent modules for supported enterprise server software configurations. Also included is an overview of best practices for leveraging monitoring and management and all installed software and associated documentation on external media. JON licensing costs are not included.

 
JBoss A-MQ High Availability Performance Messaging QuickStart

Turbo charge your messaging infrastructure by adding a high-availability cluster configuration of JBoss AMQ brokers at fixed price per 2-node configuration. Service is delivered remotely with integration into your existing datacenter on supported hardware configurations. Everything is pre-tuned for performance and an overview of best practices for leveraging high availability messaging is included.

 
DevOps Assessment QuickStart

Determine if your development, QA and operations teams are truly prepared for DevOps and agile software development at a fixed price for Development and Operations teams of up to 20 members. Service is typically delivered on-site, ensuring in depth access to key resources. Cost includes initial overview and closing knowledge transfer, as well as review of DevOps principles, industry tools and best practices for implementing DevOps in your organization. Specific recommendations and a DevOps readiness score for all discovered issues and a roadmap for completing a migration to a DevOps strategy are provided. Also included is Best Practices and recommendations on data center automation and configuration management tools.

 
Architecture Review & Assessment QuickStart

Determine if your application portfolio conforms to industry best practices at a fixed for up to 16 cores in production. Work with Shadow-Soft experts to review your existing application architecture. Service is typically delivered on-site, ensuring in depth access to key resources. Cost includes initial overview and closing knowledge transfer, along with a Review of change readiness, code quality, deployment topology, high availability concerns, scalability and performance. Specific recommendations for all issues and roadmap for application modernization are provided.

 

Cloud Readiness Assessment Quickstart

Determine if your application portfolio is compatible with cloud enabling technologies, provided at fixed price levels according to organization or department size. This service is typically delivered on-site, ensuring in depth access to key resources. Included is the initial overview and closing knowledge transfer. A review of scalability options, service and data availability architecture, hypervisor compatibility, deployment and management options are provided, as well as specific recommendations for all issues and a roadmap for cloud migration.

 

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