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Bluewolf Announces New "Cloud Transformation Solutions" on Amazon Web Services

Leading Cloud Computing Consulting Firm to Offer Services That Enable Customers to Leverage Amazon Web Services

On Thursday Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com) announced a new suite of offerings on Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) focused on helping enterprise customers realize the benefits of cloud computing. This new offering, called Cloud Transformation Solutions, delivers a complete range of Database-as-a-Service consulting and infrastructure management services from Bluewolf -- a leading global cloud computing consulting firm. Bluewolf's Cloud Transformation Solutions for AWS include: helping enterprise customers plan and migrate their solutions to the cloud; managing their IT environments in the cloud with remote database administration; and custom agile development consulting services.

"Amazon Web Services has been aligning IT departments with the IT needs of the 21st century, rather than burdening them with high up-front CapEx investments," said Michael Kirven, co-founder of Bluewolf. "Our leadership in launching SaaS and cloud computing solutions for more than 3,000 enterprises, and our deep expertise in remote database administration, uniquely positions Bluewolf to support enterprise customers in their transition to AWS."

"We are excited to be working with Bluewolf on their new Cloud Transformation Solution to bring value added consulting services to our mutual customers," said Terry Wise, Director Business Development, Amazon Web Services. "This new solution will enable more enterprises to leverage the elasticity, security, reliability and pay-as-you-go approach that AWS provides."

Earlier this year, Gumiyo, a leading provider of "m-Commerce" mobile marketing solutions, engaged Bluewolf to deliver advanced management for its virtualized infrastructure on the AWS cloud computing infrastructure. Gumiyo outsources the management of its cloud-based LAMP stack to Bluewolf. Additionally, Bluewolf provides System Administration and 24x7 monitoring and support for Gumiyo's MySQL environment.

Gumiyo turned to AWS, specifically Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), in 2007 to meet the scalability and performance requirements of their web-hosted applications. Gumiyo sought to further offload the daily monitoring of its systems and supplement their in-house technical expertise by outsourcing to a managed service provider with cloud experience.

"By partnering with Bluewolf, with its extensive managed services and cloud computing experience, we can offload the monitoring and management of these systems completely and focus on driving business," said Jef Rice, Vice President of Operations and Development for Gumiyo.

The Next Wave: Database-as-a-Service
DaaS is a rapidly growing IT trend that brings the inherent benefits of cloud computing -- scalability, elasticity, cost savings and rapid time to market -- to database management. DaaS consists of a database instance hosted by a service provider such as AWS, managed off-site by a 24x7 management solution like Bluewolf, and accessed by users and applications remotely. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service from AWS that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.

Bluewolf Cloud Transformation Solutions for AWS
Bluewolf is delivering a complete range of consulting services for enterprise customers using DaaS. With Bluewolf Cloud Transformation Solutions, Bluewolf will plan and implement the migration of your infrastructure to AWS and deliver advanced management for your virtualized environment in the cloud.

  • Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) Readiness Blueprint -- Analyzes and assesses an organization's readiness to migrate solutions to a Cloud-based infrastructure. This assessment addresses process delivery, storage requirements, namespace management, overall feasibility and high-level migration strategy resulting in a business case based on the organization's unique TCO and ROI goals.
  • Agile Cloud Database Integration -- Manages the entire migration of a physical or virtualized environment to a cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Remote Cloud DBA -- Manages an organization's IT environment in the cloud, with full understanding of the many nuances of cloud-based architectures. This service provides 24x7 database administration and support, data integration, data quality and security. Organizations have dedicated primary and on-call DBAs, providing around-the-clock availability and reducing the risk of single point-of-failure. Bluewolf also provides system administration and web-server administration for AWS-hosted infrastructures.
  • Agile Cloud Development -- Bluewolf's globally recognized Agile Consulting supports development on the leading cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services, Google and Force.com for production and testing environments.

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