What we do

Is your AWS cloud-hosted business about to launch or growing fast? Are you releasing new features but struggling to stay on top of your Cloud Operations? Talk to our AWS Cloud Engineers online today to ensure are set up to operate with confidence.

What is CloudOps?

CloudOps (Cloud Operations) is the continuous operational maintenance of business critical applications in the Cloud. An effective CloudOps team succesfully enables rapid deployment of software to Cloud based infrastructure in line with the security robustness and assured maintenance your customers expect. To succesfully and continuously operate in the cloud teams must be able to quickly respond to and triage issues that arise.

We offer 3 tiers of productised services tailored to meet your business needs.  We’re professionally certified, experienced and passionate about the AWS Cloud and how its managed and maintained.

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What does the service include?

We offer CloudOps support with a specific response SLA’s for each tier. We ensure we have direct Slack contact between our teams. We support and assist with issue triage. We provide best practice recommendations, code snippets, examples and more. We advise and assist with operational enhancements. We hold video conference calls to work through issues. We stay up to date on industry best practice techniques. We provide assurances you can operate with confidence.

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How expensive is the service?

We have 3 tiers of services on offer which cover all of what we do e.g. CloudOps, Cloud Engineering, Architecture. We hope they align to your business needs, however, we’re always looking for feedback and discussing ways we can work with new customers.

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What is Cloud Engineering?

Cloud Engineering is effectively applying traditional development principles in a Cloud context. Engineering solutions in the cloud requires new techniques, the use of managed services, designing for scalability, consistently considerating DevOps methodologies all while focusing on core business needs.

The rate of change and range of capabilities in the Cloud is growing expontentially. We stay on top of the latest tools, services and techniques which may be highly advantageous to new and growing companies.

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What Cloud Engineering services do you provide?

Our Cloud Engineers have the neccessary experience and skills to develop secure, scalable, robust and best practice recommended engineering solutions for your product platform. We offer “firstblox engineering hours” rolled into our productised service offerings.

Alternatively, if you do require one-time engineering services we’d be happy to discuss your requirements.

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What tools, frameworks and technologies do you work with?

Too many to mention! Scroll to the bottom of this page to check out our favourite technical building blox.

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How do I get started?

Schedule a 30-minute call with us. On this call we can learn a little about your technology stack, the problems you may be experiencing and if we can help you in your Cloud Engineering efforts. Once we understand your stack a little more, we’ll be able to advise you.

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How expensive is the service?

We have 3 tiers of services on offer which cover all of what we do e.g. CloudOps, Cloud Engineering, Architecture. We hope they align to your business needs, however, we’re always looking for feedback and discussing ways we can work with new customers.

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What is Cloud Architecture?

Cloud Architects are responsible for understanding the technical requirements of a business and converting them into an architecture that aligns to the business and product goals. Consider a Cloud Architect the bridge between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud.

Get in touch to find out how we can collaborate, supplement the design, or design your new product or next feature.

What does this service include?

We work with you to design a scalable, robust and well-architected cloud platform. We use the best technology fit to meet your requirements. We aim to reduce the total cost of ownership and running costs of the end solution. We can collaborate with your team or provide the service end to end. This all depends on the level of service you require.

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What architectural principles do you follow?

We adhere to the AWS Well-Architected Framework. These design principles promote consistency both during and after the design process. The well-architected pillars include Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimisation.

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Do you work with Serverless Architectures?

Short answer. Yes!

We’re advocates for serverless tools, techniques and patterns when the solution meets the business need. Are you developing or expanding your use of serverless technologies and need help to ensure you are in the right track?

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How expensive is the service?

We have 3 tiers of services on offer which cover all of what we do e.g. CloudOps, Cloud Engineering, Architecture. We hope they align to your business needs, however, we’re always looking for feedback and discussing ways we can work with new customers.

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Elite business performers deploy 46 times more than the lowest performers. Get in touch to find out more about best practice tools and techniques.

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We aim for 95% automation coverage at minimum for all cloud solutions we develop. We can help you and your team achieve the same benchmark.

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Elite business performers have a 2,555 times faster lead time from commit to deploy of their software changes. DevOps and automation are key to your businesses success. Get in touch to find out more about best practice tools and techniques.

At firstblox, we engineer with excellence so your business can operate with confidence.

We have the skills and expertise to enable your business to succeed on the AWS Cloud.
We have experience engineering solutions for Fintech, Automotive, AI, RPA, Telecommunications and Media companies globally.
We are keen technologists and stay up to speed on the latest AWS Cloud & Product Engineering techniques.
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