Case Study

CloudZone Adopts Continuity Software’s AvailabilityGuard NXG™ Solution to Boost Reliability for Their AWS Customers

About CloudZone

CloudZone is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, with over nine years of experience working with AWS. CloudZone provides 24/7 end-to-end cloud management service solutions supported by DevOps Engineers. As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, CloudZone is committed to ensuring its customers adopt the most advanced technologies focusing on innovation, cost reduction security and reliability.

The Challenge

Customers turn to CloudZone for their expertise in cloud infrastructure, developing hosted cloud solutions, and the AWS Well-Architected Framework. CloudZone’s experienced solution architects and DevOps teams ensure customers’ architecture follows AWS best practices and gets the most out of the AWS cloud infrastructure.  Building hosted cloud infrastructure according to the AWS Well-Architected Framework principles is integral to CloudZone’s work and is in the company’s DNA.  The Framework is made of up five pillars: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency and Cost Optimization. Architecting and maintaining IT environments in line with the AWS Well-Architected Framework creates a best-of-breed infrastructure and prevents common technical pitfalls.

Nevertheless, even when cloud operations are correctly architected and follow best practices, IT environments are dynamic and their resilience and security tends to decrease over time. That’s why enterprises are continually searching for ways to avoid performance disruptions, service unavailability, outages and data-loss incidents. Companies whose IT environments are hosted on AWS see fewer of these disruptions, and the AWS Well-Architected Framework is one of the reasons why.  Still, misconfigurations and single points of failure in your IT environment are the main causes of disruptions and outages.

CloudZone Searches for an Automated Third-Party Solution

There are many factors contributing to complexity of cloud environments and the propensity for misconfigurations, including the high velocity of changes in an AWS environment, knowledge gaps between people and teams, insufficient controls and lack of visibility.  And so, CloudZone very quickly understood that manually or occasionally looking for misconfigurations and reliability risks is not effective and practically impossible without automation.

The Solution – AvailabilityGuard NXG for AWS

CloudZone decided to adopt Continuity Software’s AvailabilityGuard NXG™ for AWS SaaS solution to boost the reliability pillar for their AWS customers and gain visibility into risks to availability. They realized that the AWS Well-Architected Framework is in Continuity Software’s DNA as well, and that the company already works with some of the world’s leading enterprises to ensure resilience and reliability.

Customer Value

By using AvailabilityGuard NXG™ for AWS, Cloudzone enhances reliability for their AWS customers. Following a simple 5-minute setup, their customers can:

  • Provide continuous assurance for the AWS Well-Architected Framework Reliability pillar.
  • Prevent outages and mitigate downtime incidents for multi-cloud environments before they impact business.
  • Prevent data-loss incidents- Identify misconfigurations and protect data before it is lost, unrecoverable, damaged, or stolen.
  • Shift-left on Availability – Eliminate risks as soon as possible as part of a modern CI/CD pipeline and reduce cost compared to fixing flaws in production.
  • Facilitate automated self-healing to achieve greater reliability and decrease operational costs.

Industry

Managed Service Provider (MSP), Professional Services, Consulting, DevOps

Technologies

IaaS, Cloud Computing, AWS, Managed Services, PaaS, Backup & DR, DevOps, Cloud Reliability, Cloud Security, Cost Optimization, and FinOps

Impact

Using the AvailabilityGuard NXG™ solution, CloudZone enhances reliability for their AWS customers:

  • Empower the AWS Well-Architected Framework with a spotlight on Reliability
  • Proactive resilience validation – Shift-left on availability as part of a modern CI/CD pipeline
  • Prevent IT outages and data-loss before they impact business
  • Facilitate automatic healing – Achieve faster response time and reduce operation costs

“As our customers move critical workloads to the public cloud, they need to make sure it’s a reliable place they can trust. Continuity Software’s solution is helping our customers to assure reliability, avoid data-loss incidents and gain visibility and control by automatically and proactively detecting risks and misconfigurations across all layers before they erupt into service disruptions”.

Oleg Gohman

CTO, CloudZone

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