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ARCHITECTURE
REVIEW

Fully leverage the power of GCP and ensure your GCP Environment is set up to scale with efficiency and security

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DEFINE A CLEAR PATH FORWARD

When you partner with Cloudwerx, we perform a full audit of your environment using a set of 178 GCP best practices. We’ll show you the GCP-specific products and services that can best support your growth and provide you with a roadmap that outlines the cost, timeline, and impact required to upgrade your GCP environment to support your future growth. GCP is a powerful and unique platform and as a partner, we'll be able to provide expertise specifically tailored to your GCP environment.

The goal of this project is to create a strategy that is unique to your company and define a clear path forward by providing expertise specifically tailored to your GCP environment.

LEVERAGE THE FULL POWER OF GCP

The goal of the Cloudwerx GCP Architecture Review is to ensure that you’re using the right product set and that your GCP environment is set up to run as efficiently and securely as possible by leveraging the full power of GCP.

Through the Architecture Review, we are able to provide you with...

Cloud Analytics Modernization

Understand the cost and impact of migrating workloads from your on-prem environment 

Versatility in Application

Knowledge of GCP-specific products and applications that can best support your corporate growth plan 

Data Science Acceleration

Gain awareness of the process, effort, and timeline required to update and follow GCP best practices 

Full Customer Experience Service

Recognition of GCP’s unique value as a cloud partner through an architectural review and assessment

Data Science Acceleration

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The goal of the Cloudwerx GCP Architecture Review is to ensure that you’re using the right product set and that your GCP environment is set up to run as efficiently and securely as possible by leveraging the full power of GCP.

Through the Architecture Review, we are able to provide you with...

The goal of the Cloudwerx GCP Architecture Review is to ensure that you’re using the right product set and that your GCP environment is set up to run as efficiently and securely as possible by leveraging the full power of GCP.

Through the Architecture Review, we are able to provide you with...

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Understanding of the cost and impact of migrating workloads from their on-prem environment 

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Gain awareness of the process, effort, and timeline required to update and follow GCP best practices 

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Knowledge of GCP-specific products and applications that can best support your corporate growth plan 

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Recognition of GCP’s unique value as a cloud partner through an architectural review and assessment

Review IAM Permissions

Follow principles of least privileges

 

Review Security Accounts

review the service accounts and usage and its keys

 

Review GKE Configuration

Comprehensively review GKEs configuration including the use the lack of workload identity. Control plane’s communication with worker nodes; private/public cluster

 

Review SSL Certs

Assess how SSL certs are generated

Inspect Load Balancers and it’s related security products

Review the use of Cloud Armor, Cloud CDN, DDOS protection, SQL injection attacks, Cross-sit Scripting

Review CloudSQL for its configuration

Review the DB configuration for security

 

Assess Adequate logging

Logging is necessary to trace and debug the problems. Assess id the required logging is enabled for various components.

 

Review VPCs/subnets

Review the usage of public IPs do compute. Analyze private VPC connection

 

Asses CI/CD pipelines

Review CI/CD’s usage or the lack of it

GCP REVIEW PROCESS

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PERFORM TECHNICAL DISCOVERY ON CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

 Perform technical discovery on current environment workloads 

During this technical discovery, our engineers will evaluate your current architecture diagram and any existing GCP workloads. The goal of this technical discovery is for our engineering team to understand 3 main things:

  1. How is your GCP environment currently laid out?

  2. What are the current GCP products/services that you’re using?

  3. What application or business-specific requirements does your GCP environment need to support?

Hold a series of architecture planning and design workshop sessions

Meet and discuss with customer stakeholders to identify business and technical challenges and possible solutions.

 Plan infrastructure requirements for in-scope workload(s)

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Discuss containerization strategy for any applicable workload(s)

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 Identify requirements for automation, management and deployment strategies

We'll provide recommendations on subsequent toolchains.

 Perform technical discovery on current environment workloads 

Deliverables for this engagement include:

1. Up to 3 virtual technical discovery/architecture review planning and design workshop sessions facilitated by CloudWerx 

2. Finalized Technical Design Document, including application and CI/CD pipeline reference architectures, recommended migration options, assessment of risk, and technical feasibility 

3. Google Cloud pricing calculator with cost estimate (if necessary) 

4. CloudWerx recommended next steps 

Link back to Assessment as a part of the 3 steps in our Starter Kit