Cloud Platform Design and Build

Steamhaus is comprised of full-stack engineers, with a wealth of experience designing, building and maintaining cloud infrastructures both big and small.

We’re all about the cloud

From large scale e-commerce platforms, scalable online apps, to donation pages for national charity event nights, our team have architected and built pretty much any cloud infrastructure you can imagine.

It’s this level of experience that we believe sets us apart from other consultancies and hosting companies.

Our parternship with AWS

We’re an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, which demonstrates not only our technical prowess, but also the intimacy of our relationship with AWS.

We’re accredited on AWS’ Well Architected program so we can deliver Well Architected Reviews to AWS customers wanting to find out improvements to be made in their current infrastructure according to AWS five pillars.

Last but by no means least, we have access to internal AWS funding programs that can help or cover the cost of a rebuild or migration of a platform.

a typical timeline

To give you an idea of the process involved, here’s a typical timeline of a cloud migration. Obviously every project is different and has particular intricacies but this shows our general approach:

setup timeline

The process is of course tailored to match your business and technical needs.

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How it’s priced

After a discovery session we’ll know the scale of the job to design and build your new platform and then migrate you to it.

You’ll receive a detailed technical specification document listing the exact scope of the engagement and what we’ll do for you as part of the project, and the number of days this will equate to.

The ‘haus AWS foundation

Like all good building projects, we start out with our ‘haus AWS foundation baseline to accelerate the beginning of all projects, putting in place the infrastructure required for AWS platforms.

With it we provision the automation and orchestration that’s needed not only for the underpinning of the initial infrastructure build, but also to allow iterations for future security and functionality upgrades for customers with retained services from us.

The foundation is battle-hardened, having been tried and tested on 100+ projects over several years, and follows AWS well architected best-practice guidelines with a particular emphasis on security.

 

Your custom build

Following the baseline, we implement the rest of the project in line with the Tech Spec and requirement agreed.

All projects are delivered by a dedicated AWS-certified Solutions Architect who work solely in the planning and build of AWS proejcts.

In addition to this single point of contact, all our projects are run by our in-house project manager who works closely with your stakeholders to make sure the project runs smoothly, to budget and to schedule.

We follow Agile methodology and operate on fortnightly sprints.

How we’ve helped our customers: Regatta Case Study

“LAST BLACK FRIDAY, THE SITE WAS DOWN FOR 4 HOURS… THIS BLACK FRIDAY I WAS IN THE PUB AT 3PM BECAUSE THINGS WERE GOING SO WELL”
– JEFF FOX, REGATTA

Regatta is a family-owned company that prides itself on providing value for money clothing for any outdoor environment. With an unparalleled reputation in the outdoor clothing market and knowledge and skills learned from decades of steady growth, Regatta is uniquely positioned to supply the promotional and corporate wear industry with outdoor uniforms and apparel.

Regatta’s ecommerce workload was hosted on AWS prior to Steamhaus’ input—a development agency created a green field Magento 2 build out. However, they were experiencing performance and reliability problems, particularly in high-traffic situations.

Steamhaus is hugely experienced with designing and building very high traffic architectures, so we used a combination of that experience, performance testing, and the latest developments in the AWS platform and Magento to settle on a design that not only scaled, but offered business agility.

Following the launch of the new infrastructure, the considerably improved response time—in conjunction with the benefits of an effective CI/CD process—resulted in higher sales.

OUR CI/CD PROCESS HAS ALLOWED REGATTA TO HAVE NUMEROUS RELEASES TO PRODUCTION PER DAY

The automated nature of the architecture has allowed Regatta to continually improve the existing stores and launch three new stores on the platform in very little time.

FOLLOWING THE MIGRATION

We continue to support the Magento infrastructure 24/7, as well as working on improvements and new requirements from Regatta. As a result of the success of this project, Regatta have opted to move their internal systems to our management.