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CLOUDWERX CLIENTS

See how CloudWerx is helping its customers architect, optimize and secure their cloud environments.

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OUR CLIENTS

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

 
"As the sphere of influence, CloudWerx mentors, resources, and guides organizations who are building massive hyper-scale cloud environments for some of the fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley, making sure they are successful. CloudWerx also drives down costs and helps customers set goals and budgets that enable predictability, which is key to budgets and growth."
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JIM COOK

Former CFO of Netflix & Mozilla/Firefox

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES

INFRASTRUCTURE

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GCP Training for DWaaS Company

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Cost Ops For Cyber Security Company

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Hybrid EDA Transformation

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ITaaS to Support Hyperscale Needs

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Architectural Deployment Workshops

CLOUD MIGRATION

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GCP build out for Java Platform Company

DATA ANALYTICS

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Data Transfer for Health Company

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Data Transfer for Real Estate Company

 

GCP TRAINING FOR DWAAS COMPANY

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In just a few months CloudWerx was able to support the planning of GCP growth through fully customized AWS to GCP migration training.

The Subject

Databricks is a software platform that helps its customers unify their analytics across the business, data science, and data engineering. They provide a Unified Analytics Platform for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products.

The Challenge

Databricks is a fast growing private company, striving towards becoming public with a strong hybrid cloud approach. CloudWerx was tasked with designing and implementing a new GCP environment for the client, evaluating current AWS infrastructure, migrating/qualifying AWS applications to GCP environments, and providing client-focused designated courses for the client’s DevOps team.

CloudWerx Solution

CloudWerx provided four 1-hour training sessions around these four topics: Logging, Asset Identification, VPC, and IAM. With read-only access, CloudWerx accessed the architecture identified in the sessions, including Asset Identification, VPC and IAM. This allowed CloudWerx to understand Databricks' current environment and allowed us to focus the sessions on the company's specific needs.

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WHAT HAPPENED NEXT...

Through a thorough Environment Discovery Assessment across the Subject's Company (IT, Security and Product) teams, CloudWerx was able to support the planning of further GCP growth through fully customized AWS to GCP migration training.

Cloudwerx delivered GCP training curricula as well as internally-developed single-topic “deep dive” technical presentations. The customer gained a more thorough understanding of those topics, which guided them to refactor several elements of their environment to align with best practices. Further, the customer was empowered to better implement the highlighted technologies in other projects.

KEY RESULTS
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100% of the attendees gave the feedback that they would attend another training session lead by CloudWerx

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The most valuable parts were:

  •  "The comparisons to other cloud vendors, since we have a hybrid cloud approach."

  • "The hands on demonstrations and configuration examples"

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100% of the attendees reported the level of effort in the course was either very good or excellent

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

“CloudWerx has become a trusted partner for me and my team to help us drive key projects and identify solutions that will be the best fit for our business. Their guidance and expertise on GCP, in particular,r has been great in opening up the possibilities for how we can leverage it and their training has helped our team ramp to understand what is possible.”

Mike Hamilton, VP of IT, DataBricks

 
The Subject

Databricks is a software platform that helps its customers unify their analytics across the business, data science, and data engineering. They provide a Unified Analytics Platform for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products.

The Challenge

Databricks is one of the leading DWaaS companies in Silicon Valley and is growing at a rapid clip. They just received over 1.5 billion in additional funding and their valuation went from 28 billion to 38 billion in the last 10 months alone. DataBricks is growing so fast, they wanted to ensure they were meeting customers' IT demands.  CloudWerx was tasked with providing supplemental ITaaS to the team at DataBricks to help them scale with confidence. Rather than deploying full-time employees whose time could be spent more strategically, we supplemented with temporary team experts to bolster growth.

CloudWerx Solution

Our goal was to bring DataBricks an elastic team of resources to grow with them as the company scales. CloudWerx is supplying a team of resources in the Bay Area and India, giving DataBricks the opportunity to significantly drive down the aggregate cost to outsource these requirements. Then, as Data Bricks grows, our team can dynamically grow with them in all different aspects of their IT business. 

ITAAS TO SUPPORT HYPERSCALE & GROWTH NEEDS

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Unable to hire quickly enough to keep up with their growing business, Databricks hired Cloudwerx to find cost effective resources in short notice - giving them an elastic team to support their growth.

Unable to hire quickly enough to keep up with their growing business, Databricks hired Cloudwerx to find cost effective resources in short notice - giving them an elastic team to support their growth.

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WHAT HAPPENED NEXT...

CloudWerx was able to get Support, Ticketing, Automation, Documentation and On-Boarding under control until Databricks can source and hire the right resources full time.

 

Databricks will continue to outsource some of these roles to CloudWerx as it is not their core competency and they do not feel the need.  Plus we are able to run some of these projects at a lower cost than they could hire for.

PRIMARY AREAS OF SUPPORT
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24x7 Support

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Ticketing

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Automation

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Training/OnBoarding 

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Documentation

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​FedRamp/Compliance 

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Okta Multi-Tenant Improvements

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VDI Infrastructure

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Fresh Service Workflow Automation

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

“CloudWerx was the easy button for me and our team.  They were extremely responsive and resourceful in getting me the talent I needed while building an elastic bench for me to rely on.  CloudWerx helps us stay in front of our scaling issues while giving us a cost-effective way to run and predict our business.”

Mike Hamilton, VP of IT, DataBricks

 

COST OPTIMIZATION FOR CYBER SECURITY COMPANY

In just 2 weeks, CloudWerx was able to identify over $10M in Annual Savings.

The Subject

The subject is an intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, the subject offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nationstate grade threat intelligence, and consulting. 

The Challenge

In April of 2021, the subject partnered with CloudWerx to identify cost savings opportunities in their AWS Environment. On a quarterly earnings call, the CEO pointed to “out of control cloud spend” as one of the top reasons they were not profitable. So, with the support of the C-Suite, the CloudWerx team of Cost Optimization experts set to work analyzing their top AWS accounts to identify savings and automation opportunities as well as a remediation strategy.

CloudWerx Solution

The Cost Optimization Asset uncovered both “low-hanging fruit” as well as creative and strategic opportunities to drive down cost while maintaining performance -- all with minimal disruption. In addition to identifying the savings opportunities, CloudWerx also delivered a comprehensive Remediation Strategy to work with individual teams within the subject company to achieve said savings. 

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WHAT HAPPENED NEXT...

CloudWerx identified $9,154,872.24 in annual savings within 2 weeks of access to environment.

 

Wrote scripts to automate

  • Unattached EBS volumes, aging EBS Snapshots, unassociated IPs, aging RDS Snapshots, underutilized RDS instances, underutilized DynamoDB table, and idle Load Balancers.

  • Proposed scripts in Q3 Aging S3 buckets, AMI deletion, Underutilized ElasticSearch domains, Underutilized ElastiCache, VPC, and S3-API

KEY RESULTS
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Identified $10M in annual savings within 2 weeks of access to environment

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Wrote scripts to Automate​ Savings

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10X Return On Investment

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23% Increase in Operational Efficiency

The work performed also increased visibility in relation to spend which drove accountability and awareness of cost throughout the engineering organization. This cultural shift, in addition to the specific remediation work and automation will help the subject company keep their cloud spend under control as they continue to grow and evolve as a company.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

"CloudWerx without a doubt made a significant impact on our business by helping us to identify areas where we could drastically reduce our cloud spend while improving performance. We also were able to utilize the engagement to build out some specific automation and tooling which has reduced labor cost and increased efficiencies across our teams."

 

HYBRID EDA TRANSFORMATION

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In just a few months CloudWerx was able to support the planning of GCP growth through fully customized AWS to GCP migration training.

The Subject

NovuMind helps companies leverage the power of AI in their products and services.  Their NovuTensor chip is an industry breakthrough – designed to enhance business functions by “making things think.” They offer a wide range of deep learning tools to help apply NovuTensor in a multitude of operations, allowing businesses to optimize for AI computation.

The Challenge

Novumind had no prior GCP experience and was working under extreme time constraints (July- August)  to complete the PoC before their EDA tools license expiration. They are ramping up, requiring them to expand their environment very quickly but working with a globally dispersed team and only a single Systems Engineer for their entire infrastructure.

CloudWerx Solution

CloudWerx delivered a custom solution to create, deploy, and [eventually] destroy a 'CloudPC' experience for the globally-dispersed engineers. This solution increased security, lowered infrastructure costs, and improved the user onboarding experience. Within the CloudPC, Cloudwerx created a mechanism to allow users to install software packages without compromising security or system stability.

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DELIVERABLES

Cloudwerx created a Custom ‘Cloud PC’ Experience for NovuMind Engineers and Administrators. 

 

Features of Engineer Experience:

  •  Each engineer is assigned a Cloud PC with persistent storage

  • Through this, they can access NovuMind assets, IP and Synopsys tooling

  • Access is available via Nomachine client or web browser

 

Features of Admin Experience:

  • Easily able to create new Cloud PCs 

  • Ability to use commands to update all Cloud PCs at once

  • Simple scripts to destroy old Cloud PCs to free up resources and archive data

KEY RESULTS
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System deployment time decreased from months to ~30 minutes while significantly improving user experience and enhancing information security for the client.

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CloudWerx provided a detailed Optimization Report, giving NovuMind a snapshot of their baseline, and then a “Project Recap,” highlighting how CloudWerx improved performance, reduced staff workload, optimized the environment, secured the environment, and other notable impacts. 

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

"The entire project and experience from a business and technical perspective has been very smooth, professional and successful... [CloudWerx] took a really tight timeline, put together a great plan, and went to work efficiently executing to deliver in a narrow window."

Jeff Lien, Director of Engineering, NovuMind

 

ARCHITECTURAL DEPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS FOR MARKETING COMPANY

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Seer Interactive engaged CloudWerx (a GCP Resell and Service Partner) to deliver expert GCP Consulting Resources that aligned technology and environment best practices to support development and deployment optimization.

The Subject

Seer Interactive is a data-driven digital marketing agency that’s committed to “connecting communities around common purpose and innovative solutions.” When Seer was founded in 2002 by Wil Reynolds, it was a one-person search firm. Today, their talented team of more than 150 people strives for leadership across the marketing industry.

The Challenge

Like any fast-growing tech company, Seer Interactive struggled to maintain an optimized development and deployment process. Lack of testing, inconsistent environment configurations and a development team performing direct-to-production deployments were causing outages that impacted the business in a significant way. Seer Interactive sought CloudWerx’s expert GCP Resources to help their team understand how to optimally structure their GCP environment and development process to mitigate current issues and plan for future scale.

CloudWerx Solution

CloudWerx was asked to provide Seer Interactive with technical consulting to help them learn and implement GCP administration best practices related to architecture, security, labeling and deployment. Additionally, CloudWerx assisted Seer in fully leveraging services such as AirFlow and Composer. CloudWerx facilitated a series of workshops with Seer Interactive to review their environment, knowledge-share best practices, and provide both strategic guidance and a roadmap which included future recommendations for what their “future state” on what the future environment should include. The workshop artifacts included detailed documentation that could be used for future training and onboarding purposes. At the conclusion of the strategic workshopping and accompanying counsel, CloudWerx made strategic recommendations that included a high-level, phased approach to implementing improvements to minimize disruption to developers.

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MOVING FORWARD

After a successful consulting engagement, Seer Interactive requested CloudWerx provide follow-on work to design a future-state architecture and a development process incorporating GCP Best Practices. To deliver on this request, CloudWerx is actively working on a detailed roadmap and phased roll-out plan that will be presented to key business stakeholders. Once alignment and support is established amongst key executives at Seer, CloudWerx will lead the implementation of optimization as well as train the internal engineering team.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
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Workshop Session Artifacts on GCP Best Practices

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Detailed recommendations for updates to environment via high-level, phased approach

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Faster development and deployment

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Minimized disruption to development team

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

“CloudWerx is really identifying what needs to be done and also how it needs to be done. They are helping with change management as well, which is crucial. I want to bring in CloudWerx to fully integrate with the team and our workflow. I am so impressed with the CloudWerx team and I have full confidence that our partnership will continue to go well...I trust CloudWerx will always bring me the best resources.”

Ethan Lyon, Associate Director of Engineering, Seer Interactive

DATA TRANSFER FOR HEALTH COMPANY

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Data transfer from Salesforce to Google Cloud Platforms and report/Dashboard generation based on advertisement trends.

 
The Subject
The Challenge

Viva Eve is a whole new concept in women's healthcare. Their purpose is to empower women to be active in their own health journey. Viva Eve is a total reinvention of the women's healthcare experience. From ObGyn to fibroid treatments, they are women's health experts.

All Advertisement data persists in Salesforce to check advertisement revenue trends business needs to import data manually and make excel sort. Data persists in multiple resources and there is no sync.

CloudWerx Solution

CloudWerx connected Salesforce CRM with Google Cloud Platforms so that can pull real time data into one source. Cloudwerx team Created trend sample reports in Google Data studio by pulling all Sources data so that it’s easy for user to have a look at trends.

WHAT WE WORKED ON
  • Application modernization

  • Data management

  • Digital transformation

  • Migration

  • Cloud foundry migration

  • Database migration

  • Identity and security

  • Productivity

  • Web app migration

  • Work transformation

KEY RESULTS
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Multiple sources data consolidation

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They can see data in one place which is very useful for reporting and dashboard purpose.

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Real time data will sync so that they will be on the same page with CRM Data

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No need of manual extraction and making trends. Report automation and trend dashboards will reduce that burden

DATA TRANSFER FOR
REAL ESTATE COMPANY

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Data transfer from excel to to Google Drive (Trix) and report/Dashboard generation based on client requirement

 
The Subject
CloudWerx Solution

Revolution was born with a mission to fuel the growth and success of real estate investors across the country. We are a diverse team of highly experienced real estate and investment professionals who can help you take your business to the next level and beyond.

Client provided unstructured data in Excel,  Where we standardize the data and moved it into Google SpreadSheets (Trix).  To implement Business Intelligence using the available data which helps clients to know the day-to-day business flow. Using Google data studio - Dashboard.

WHAT WE WORKED ON
  • Application modernization

  • Data management

  • Digital transformation

  • Migration

  • Smart analytics

  • Database migration

  • Google Workspace

  • Identity and security

  • Microsoft on Google Cloud

  • Productivity

  • Visual Intelligence

KEY RESULTS
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Multiple sources data consolidation

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They can see data in one place which is very useful for reporting and dashboard purpose

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Real time data will sync so that they will be on the same page with CRM Data

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No need of manual extraction and making trends. Report automation and trend dashboards will reduce that burden

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

Cloudwerx team completed POC in short amount of time with very little support or info from the Client and the Client is happy to give a full project on the basis of this POC.

Joseph Neill, Director of Asset Management and Construction Oversight

GCP BUILD OUT FOR JAVA PLATFORM COMPANY

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Retrieving lightning fast auto-scaling in GCP

 
The Subject

Azul is the only company 100% focused on Java, delivering the most trusted Java platform to the modern cloud enterprise. We provide the world’s best commercial support for OpenJDK to our customers by prioritizing their success, maintaining our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence, and advancing Java through community leadership.

The Challenge

Our customer has a stated goal of achieving “lightning-fast” autoscaling for their Kubernetes clusters. They had an incredibly spiky server load profile that achieved desired results in a matter of several minutes as opposed to the preferable several seconds. The customer needed a quicker solution in GCP that was able to handle their load spikes.

CloudWerx Solution

Azul’s existing infrastructure is on AWS. With a need for a better solution in GCP, CloudWerx was able to create a GKE Standard cluster for the customer to benchmark the load testing on GKE. The goal was to get similar or better performance as EKS. We met the goal by choosing the compute-optimized machines on the GKE node pool.

WHAT WE WORKED ON

CloudWerx consultants were brought in to replicate and deploy Azul’s current AWS workloads into GCP. By doing so, CloudWerx also needed to provide a solution that was able to auto-scale and perform better than their current setup.

As a result of replicating their existing AWS infrastructure on GCP, Azul was able to have a secondary environment in GCP with the same, if not better, performance in GCP. The customer was thrilled to have a safe, secure and fast environment now set up in GCP that they can trust to meet all performance requirements.

KEY RESULTS
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Replicated AWS workload on GCP

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Provided solution that was able to auto-sale

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Secondary environment (GCP) has better performance.