Azure

Azure Migrations

Azure DevOps

Henson Group's DevOps team can assist your company with establishing, improving, or outsourcing your DevOps. Our remote DevOps teams have extensive experience with various projects, which we employ in handling organizational activities, software development management, and resolving issues. In fact, our software deployment speed is incredibly fast due to our already well-established operational methodology.

 

We work with you to integrate a clear organizational structure for a remote DevOps team that utilizes task-based assignments making our DevOps work efficient and result-oriented. Another plus of outsourcing DevOps to our company is the price tag. The average salary for middle DevOps engineer is $125,000 in English-speaking countries.  We offer hourly rates for the same DevOps engineer for $60/hour. Lastly, we have no contracts so you can cancel at any time.

Azure DevOps

DataOps Capabilities
How to organize your data and make it more trusted and secure.
Data Governance
Catalog, protect and govern all data types, trace data lineage, and manage data lakes
Data Integration
Integrate, replicate and virtualize data in real time fast across multiple clouds
Master Data Management
Get a single, trusted, 360-degree view of data and enable users to know their data.
Data Quality
Cleanse and manage data while making it available across your entire organization.
Data Preparation
Transform large amounts of raw data into quality, consumable information.

Azure Optimizations

Azure DataOps

Azure DataOps

DataOps is the orchestration of people, processes, and technology to deliver trusted, business-ready data to data citizens, operations, and applications throughout the data lifecycle. With properly governed data, businesses can derive better insights that lead to new market opportunities while managing complex regulation compliance, data privacy and artificial intelligence (AI) model accuracy.

Organizations can deploy market-leading DataOps capabilities with our platform that enables an intelligent data fabric for faster, trusted AI outcomes. Solutions include multicloud data integration, automated data cataloging and master data management, all designed to increase efficiency, data quality, findability and governing rules in order to provide a self-service data pipeline.

Cloud-Managed Services
We do everything you need to build, maintain, support and scale cloud infrastructure. We help you to implement the best and most modern tools for your cloud environments.
CI & DI
Build CI/CD pipelines, implement microservices architectures in the cloud, and leverage the best practices and methodologies.
Microservices Architecture
Convert your actual monolithic application to microservices using Docker, Kubernetes, and more.  lsolate your services with  microservices and receive all the benefits from changing your architecture.
Configuration & Management
Managing clusters web servers, database servers, and caching servers can be a pain; we know it. Let us help you by using the right tools to configure and administrate all your cloud environments.
Culture & Process
DevOps is about tooling but also about culture and processes. We review your DevOps operations and recommend improvements and provide important mentoring, training, and continuous process reviews.
DevOps  Consultancy
Architect any application with the GitHub DevOps tools with operational excellence, security, and reliability. Henson Group will help you to implement or improve your overall DevOps processes.

Azure Data & AI

ML Pilot​

Are your looking to understand how machine learning can be used to create value? Our experts will work with you to rapidly validate, prototype, pilot, and measure your case.

ML Enablement​

We have worked closely with data science and engineering teams to help them in areas of value identification, delivery, and technical frameworks as well as productivity tools.

ML Technical Advisory

Our consultants will work with your team to understand your business context, data, and desired outcome for the most effective machine learning solution.

Data has quickly become one of an organization’s most valuable assets. However, few organizations have been able to make the leap from laggards to leaders that creates value through and from, their data. 

One of the reasons for this is that some organizations are still pursuing siloed, manual reporting rather than committing to integrating and automating their data. This has caused their data and analytics professionals to spend the majority of their time on data extraction, validation, and transformation, adding little value to the business, rather than working on creating meaningful data–driven insights.  

To help organizations accelerate their data transformation, Henson Group has helped large enterprises build out their data lakes and data warehouses to support automated operation data processing and reporting across their business. Helping their analysts, developers, and data scientists to focus on those activities that matter most to the business.  

Cognitive Services brings AI within reach of every developer without requiring machine-learning expertise. All it takes is an API call to embed the ability to see, hear, speak, search, understand, and accelerate decision-making into your apps. 

COGNITIVE SERVICES PILOT

Are your looking to understand how machine learning can be used to create value? Our experts will work with you to rapidly validate, prototype, pilot, and measure your case.

COGNITIVE ENABLEMENT

We have worked closely with data science and engineering teams to help them in areas of value identification, delivery, and technical frameworks as well as productivity tools.

COGNITIVE SERVICES ADVISORY

Our consultants will work with your team to understand your business context, data, and desired outcome for the most effective machine learning solution.

Azure IoT

Shift to value with IoT

IoT is quickly entering into its next evolution. Thanks to cloud computing, the use of IoT now goes well beyond sci-fi movies. IoT is embedded in sensors in clothing, factory floor equipment, pharmaceutical processing and driverless cars. IoT is past the device stage and is now moving into making use of the data gathered from specific IoT devices - otherwise known as IoT Edge.

With intelligence gathering, IoT delivers enormous untapped opportunity. Businesses can use IoT to identify early warning patterns, monitor a person’s health, track production levels and quickly respond without physician intervention. However. most organizations have stockpiled their data instead of mining it. That means they’re missing out on the insights it can provide to transform customer experiences, optimize operations, modernize employee experiences and create new business opportunities.

Focus on your goals – not just the sensors and data

We can help develop and optimize your IoT strategy through design-led approaches, keeping you focused on your end goals, rather than just the sensor or the data. We can help you integrate and use sensor data in your business processes to transform how you work. Whether you’re thinking of using IoT to build a predictive maintenance solution, control office environments, drive operational excellence in manufacturing processes or embrace IoT Edge, we can help.

Realize the benefits of IoT

 

Wherever you are on your digital transformation journey, IoT can help create lift for your organization in many ways:

  • Increase operational efficiencies and quality

  • Shift to predictive and proactive maintenance

  • Create new business models driven by AI plus IoT

  • Round out theoretical data scenarios with real-world sensor data

  • Increase yield and production

  • Add monitoring services to your own portfolio

  • Join the smart device home revolution

How to get started with IoT

 

It’s not about the internet of some things, but the internet of everything – communicating, planning and being proactive to find your next business opportunity. Get started on your IoT strategy with one of our innovation or design-led workshops. Validate your IoT idea with our proof-of-concept approach. Transform your business using our expertise in digital technologies and integration to design, deploy and manage your IoT ecosystem.

Reach out to your Henson Group representative today or book a meeting here with a cloud specialist.

Your Azure environment changes constantly. Engineers spin up and down new instances, change security groups, and experiment with new Azure services. So how do you make sure that your cloud doesn’t turn into the Wild West? We recommend you conduct a well-architected Review every 12-18 months. This is a systematic approach to evaluating Azure architectures and can help you identify and fix potential issues with your environment. It’s based off our Azure framework, which is a comprehensive set of best practices.

Operational excellence is the ability to run and monitor systems that deliver business value and continuously improve supporting processes and procedures. Here are the six design principles:

  1. Perform operations as code

  2. Annotated documentation

  3. Make frequent, small, reversible changes

  4. Refine operations procedures frequently

  5. Anticipate failure

  6. Learn from all operational failures

During the well-architected review, a cloud expert will review your workload using the well-architected tool against the five pillars. Once the review is completed, your company will receive videos and documentation related to Azure best practices, a report summarizing your workload review, and a dashboard where you can view the results of workload reviews across the organization. You can then use the detailed findings to remediate issues and improve your infrastructure according to Azure best practices.

Unlike other well-established security standards, the review tackles architectural best practices, cost efficiency, and other principles not traditionally evaluated in formal audits. Logicworks recommends the framework because it codifies and consolidates best practices across ITIL, Agile, and DevOps. It covers more than how to build a good Azure architecture. It also shows you how you should maintain it.

Our Process for a Well-Architected Review

Azure Virtual Desktop

Security

  • Implement a strong identity foundation

  • Enable traceability

  • Apply security at all layers

  • Automate security best practices

  • Protect data in transit and at rest

  • Keep people away from data and prepare for security events

Reliability

  • Test recovery procedures

  • Automatically recover from failure

  • Scale horizontally to increase aggregate system availability

  • Stop guessing capacity

  • Manage change in automation

Performance Efficiency

  • Democratize advanced technologies by pushing difficult technologies into the cloud vendor’s domain

  • Use serverless architectures to help you quickly deploy your system in multiple regions

  • Use the technology approach to create mechanical sympathy

Operational Excellence

  • Perform operations as code

  • Annotated documentation

  • Make frequent, small, reversible changes

  • Refine operations procedures frequently

  • Anticipate failure

  • Learn from all operational failures

Cost Optimization

  • Adopt a consumption model

  • Measure overall efficiency by understanding the gains made from increasing output to reduce costs

  • Stop spending money on data center operations

  • Analyze and attribute expenditure

  • Use managed services to reduce the ownership cost

SAP on Azure

Our Azure Services

Azure

Migrations

If your company is looking to migrate to Azure, our migration practice helps customers migrate from on-premise VMware/Hyper-V, Colo such as Rackspace, or other clouds like AWS to a Microsoft Azure Datacenter or Azure Stack Infrastructures.  This team also helps clients migrate existing workloads in Azure IaaS to Azure PaaS including SQL Server to Azure SQL Database, SQL SSIS to Data Factory, SQL SSRS/Tableau to PowerBI, Data Warehouses to Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database Tables to Data Lake, and many others.

Azure

Optimizations

For current or recent Azure clients, our Optimization Team reviews your existing setup and makes clear, actionable recommendations to improve its performance, security, and affordability. Our suggestions are also based on Microsoft’s latest Best Practice guidance. In addition to performance and cost optimization assessments, we offer Azure assessments for optimizing storage and adding high availability. Our optimization toolset involves both graphical and automated solutions that interact with Azure.

01 OUR DEVELOPED DASHBOARD

Our internally developed dashboard is where it all starts. Aggregating a simple cost view with the recommendations across IaaS and PaaS resources, shows how much savings is possible in spending.

02 SUITE OF ON-DEMAND

Non-production servers need to be online only when employees are actively working on them.  We created a suite of on-demand and scheduled tools which allows you to turn off or de-allocate over 70 percent of the time, which is a direct cost reduction.

03 OUR SERVERS

Azure provides the ability to quickly change the size of a server with a simple reboot.  Dropping the size and cost of a virtual machine by more than half, at large scale, lets you to quickly use the flexibility of the cloud to recapture IT spending.

Azure Data & AI

If data is the new oil, machine learning is the engine that powers the creation of value from this data. It uses data on what has happened in conjunction with complex, well-studied mathematical algorithms to predict what will happen and why, enabling smarter, faster, and data-driven decisions across an organization. 

Machine Learning has helped different teams reinvent themselves, resulting in sales and marketing driving high engagement and lowering customer acquisition costs, supply chain reducing lost sales and excess inventory, and operations increasing asset uptime and minimizing maintenance costs. However, the task of delivering machine learning solutions across the business is no easy feat. Few organizations have the in-house know-how and the ability to develop the cross-functional teams necessary to succeed.  

As an Azure Expert MSP, we have been helping large enterprises successfully build and implement machine learning solutions across their business to realize a measurable ROI. 

Self-Service Analytics​
Are you looking to implement self-service reporting and analytics? Our consultants will work with you to implement and build simple and easy to consume data models and tools allowing anyone in your business to create data-driven insights.
Operational Reporting​
 
Are you looking to automate the manual, ad-hoc reporting that happens across your business to free up your analysts? Our consultants will work with your teams to identify the most valuable reporting use cases and their related data sources and transformations, so that an integrated, automated data reporting solution can be rolled out across the business.
BI & Artificial Intelligence​
 
Are you looking to extend your business intelligence capabilities by incorporating ML and AI into your BI solution? As an Azure Expert MSP partner, we can help you to understand and implement the best practices combining descriptive and predictive analytics.

AVD

Spend more time on your core business and increase employee productivity. Henson Group's AVD is a secure, easy to customize, Windows 10 Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution for your workforce. It's a breeze to implement, cost effective, comes with unlimited support, and is built on platforms that are PCI, HIPAA and SOC2 compliant.

  • Deploy in minutes

  • Zero IT intervention

  • Enterprise-grade security

The Power of  SAP Solutions on Azure

We offer an efficient and effective way to move existing SAP workloads to Azure or to renew the core ERP by converting to SAP S/4HANA. Running on Azure saves significant costs in the short term and creates new possibilities for innovation and greater competitiveness in the future.

Our assets and accelerators can support an effective and rapid migration to Azure. We increase speed to market, quality, standardization and cost efficiency by automating infrastructure and SAP deployments on cloud and automating and monitoring SAP and platform administration. Our assets and accelerators enable DevOps and automation that drive your SAP applications, provisioning deployment and operations.

The result? Faster speed to market, increased quality, standardization and cost efficiency— with the end-to-end control, governance and visibility over all the manual and automated activities that complex SAP migrations require. Additionally, our MSP or SAP helps manage SAP workloads on Azure "as-a-Service", providing comprehensive management of cloud solutions and support, available 24/7.

Why Buy Cloud From Us?

  • Equal Cloud and On Premise software pricing as Microsoft

  • Get free 24/7/365 Microsoft Premier Support

  • Free MSP services for VMs/PaaS/SaaS + Security Monitoring (Max of 10 items)

  • Three Month Complimentary Subscription to https://CloudCheckr.com/

  • Zero cost advisory and guidance on architecture and new features

  • Quarterly cost/security/performance assessments

  • Enjoy discounts on Microsoft Surface most 3rd party hardware/software

  • Consumption credits and discounts available on all prepaid agreements