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Core Expertise: Cloud

If you’re still racking and stacking iron, bless your heart. For everyone else, there’s a better way.

Just kidding, sort of. We know there are still a few good reasons for physical servers, we just can’t think of any right now. To be fair, change is difficult with legacy applications and entrenched knowledge. We specialize in getting to know your unique challenges and opportunities so we can help you leverage all of the benefits of cloud.

Let’s talk cloud

We still remember the evolution of hosting data and applications. From server closets and data rooms to late nights and racks of equipment in colocation facilities. VMWARE, hypervisors, and virtual servers. All of these evolutions were cool, but there is nothing like AWS and other cloud services to make deploying infrastructure easy, resilient and less capital intensive. 

For over 2 decades we’ve been building systems and software for the web. From startups to billion dollar enterprises we are trusted to deliver durable solutions on-time and on-budget. Our organization doesn’t rely on a constant stream of new customers, but rather a stable of long-term customers that trust as a part of their own teams.

Top platforms we use

Atlantic BT is an expert in many different platforms. Check out all of our areas of expertise.

Sometimes I feel like you guys are my arms and legs. We simply couldn’t function without you. Tom and Chris have been killing it for us. Thanks a ton for the efforts guys!!

LOU TUFILLARO IV Sr. Digital Marketing Manager at Conduent

Our custom websites in action

GT Distributors

Ecommerce Magento development partnership

Atlantic BT began working with GT Distributors ten years ago on a technology upgrade project of Magento 1 to Magento 2, while also customizing the application to fit GT’s needs. Each year we continue to tackle any maintenance or upgrades that arise.
American Board of Dermatology

Health industry .NET portal software development

Atlantic BT began their partnership with the American Board of Dermatology by rebuilding a legacy application using .NET Framework, setting the application up with the perfect foundation for many years of seamless platform upgrades.
Lamarche

Insurance agency Next.js React-based software upgrade

In 2014, Atlantic BT custom-built an internal web portal allowing LaMarche to more efficiently manage their claims and accounting processes. After the launch, LaMarche executed an annual retainer contract, securing ABT as their maintenance and technical support partner.

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Our Team of Experts

Our team is your powerhouse of expertise, ready to support and elevate your website, whether through a complete overhaul or targeted enhancements. Beyond our professional excellence, we value a harmonious balance between work and creativity. Visit our About Us page to meet the team. You’ll get a glimpse of our vibrant team culture through AI-generated profile pictures that showcase our ABTers in various imaginative avatars. It’s a fun peek into how we blend generative AI technology with our passion for innovative web design.

Checklist

How Stable is Your Website?

  • Do you keep and audit regular backups of your data and/or content?
  • Is the code for your website stored in a secure repository?
  • Do you have a policy governing updates for the CMS, plugins, and/or code libraries?
  • How frequently are there problems with making multiple code changes and code getting overwritten?
  • Are your deployments automated or does someone manually push (FTP) code?
  • Do you maintain development, staging, and production versions of your website?
  • Do you regularly scan for performance, security, and accessibility problems?

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Embrace innovation to drive new value for your organization. Let’s innovate something great together.

The Right Cloud Solution for Your Business

Every business has unique needs and challenges. That’s why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to cloud hosting. You need solutions that align with your business goals, whether that’s improving customer experience, enhancing operational efficiency, or securing sensitive data against emerging threats. Our approach is to understand your business deeply and customize cloud hosting solutions that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Custom Cloud Hosting Service

Our cloud hosting services are built on the foundation of AWS’s robust infrastructure, renowned for its reliability, security, and extensive feature set. From elastic computing resources that grow with your demand to serverless architectures that enable you to pay only for what you use, our hosting solutions are designed to be as dynamic and flexible as your business.

Our team of cloud engineers is highly trained, holding Professional AWS certifications. This means they have the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to use AWS technology in the best way possible. With these certifications, we assure you’re getting the very best cloud solutions, designed to be fast, secure, and cost-effective. This level of expertise meets the high expectations needed to stand out in today’s fast-paced digital world.

Key AWS services include

  • Amazon EC2 for flexible, scalable computing capacity
  • Amazon S3 for scalable storage
  • AWS Lambda for running code in response to events
  • Amazon RDS for easy-to-manage relational databases
  • Amazon CloudFront for fast content delivery.

Our Approach

Our approach to designing AWS architectures focuses on the AWS well architected framework and the AWS shared security model. We follow best practices, such as using AWS’s managed services to ensure reliability, setting up security measures and identity management with AWS IAM, and planning for growth with Amazon EC2 and AWS Lambda. This makes sure the cloud solutions are not only strong and adaptable but also grow alongside your  needs without compromising on security or reliability.

For observability, we rely on AWS CloudWatch. This allows us to keep a close eye on how your applications and infrastructure perform in real-time. By identifying unusual activities, creating alerts, and responding automatically to changes in your AWS resources, we guarantee that your cloud workloads are secure, run smoothly, and are always available.

Beyond AWS: A Platform-Agnostic Approach

While AWS is a key player in our cloud hosting strategy, we pride ourselves on being platform-agnostic. This means whether you’re invested in Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or any other cloud provider, our team has the expertise to manage and optimize your digital assets. Our goal is to ensure that your hosting solution is not just a place to store your data but a strategic asset that drives business growth.

Our Journey with Cloud Hosting

Over the past 25 years, we’ve witnessed firsthand the evolution of web hosting from on-premise servers to the dynamic, scalable solutions offered by the cloud. As early adopters, we’ve used cloud hosting to significantly improve the services we offer, enhancing the reliability, scalability, and performance of our clients’ digital applications. This rich history of innovation is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology, ensuring we offer the most effective and efficient hosting solutions.

Managed Services: Your Strategic Advantage

Managing cloud environments can be complex, requiring a deep understanding of the technology and constant vigilance to ensure optimal performance. Our Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions are designed to take this burden off your shoulders. By overseeing your cloud accounts, managing billing, and acting as a liaison with cloud support, we free you to focus on your core business activities.

Comprehensive Cloud Management

Our services extend beyond simple account management. We offer extensive monitoring of system performance ensuring your infrastructure is always running smoothly. Our backup and disaster recovery protocols are robust, covering everything from data protection to version control. Regular updates and optimizations keep your systems secure and efficient, while our pricing and scaling strategies ensure you get the most value from your cloud investment.

Tailored Support for Every Need

We understand that every business has different needs when it comes to support. That’s why we offer structured support response times, tailored to the severity of incidents. Whether you need standard business hour support or 24/7 coverage for critical issues, our team is ready to provide rapid and effective resolution, ensuring your digital operations run uninterrupted.

Looking Ahead: Continuous Innovation in Cloud Services

As we look to the future, our commitment to innovation remains unwavering. We continuously explore new technologies and methodologies to enhance our cloud and managed services. Regular reviews and updates of our practices ensure we remain at the cutting edge, providing our clients with solutions that not only meet the demands of today but also anticipate the challenges of tomorrow.

Software-as-a-Service Is Cloud Too!

Incorporating SaaS into your cloud strategy not only streamlines your operations but also aligns with a cost-effective, scalable approach to enterprise IT. By carefully evaluating your business needs, you can harness the full potential of cloud-based solutions, ensuring that your technology investments deliver maximum value and support your long-term objectives.

Strategic Integration of SaaS with Cloud

Incorporating Software as a Service (SaaS) into your cloud strategy is crucial for modern businesses aiming to leverage cloud capabilities fully. SaaS solutions offer you a range of applications and services that are readily accessible over the internet, eliminating the need for extensive hardware or complex software maintenance. This integration can significantly enhance your operational efficiency, providing scalable, flexible solutions that adapt to your evolving business needs.

Balancing SaaS and Custom Development

Deciding between multiple unique SaaS platforms and custom development hinges on understanding your specific business requirements. SaaS platforms bring the advantage of quick deployment and out-of-the-box functionality, which can be particularly beneficial for standard processes. However, custom development allows for tailored solutions that align precisely with unique business processes. Striking the right balance involves assessing factors like the specificity of your needs, budget constraints, and the potential for future scalability.

Cost Implications and Value Analysis

While SaaS platforms incur subscription costs, they can significantly reduce the expenses associated with custom development, ongoing maintenance, and hosting. The trade-off typically involves weighing the upfront investments in custom solutions against the recurrent costs of SaaS subscriptions. However, SaaS can offer considerable savings in the long run by reducing the need for in-house infrastructure, lowering operational costs, and providing access to the latest updates and security features without additional charges.

Don’t Really Understand What “Cloud” Means?

It’s cool. Read on.

Cloud hosting is a modern way to store your website’s data online, using a network of servers. It’s like having your website live in many places at once, which makes it more reliable and faster for people visiting your site.

In summary, cloud hosting offers a flexible, dependable, and secure environment for your website, ensuring it performs optimally at all times. It’s a smart choice for anyone looking to maintain a robust online presence without delving into the complexities of traditional web hosting.

Scalability

Cloud hosting shines when it comes to scaling, which means it can adjust the capacity based on your website’s traffic. Imagine your website as a store; during a sale, more visitors shop, requiring more open cash registers (or resources). Cloud hosting can open or close these registers automatically, ensuring your website runs smoothly, whether it’s a quiet day or your busiest season.

Reliability

Think of cloud hosting as having your data stored in multiple safe deposit boxes across various locations. Even if one location faces issues, the others ensure your website remains accessible, minimizing any potential interruptions. This redundancy means that your visitors can always reach your site, maintaining a consistent and reliable presence online.

Security

Security in cloud hosting is like having an advanced security system for your online property. It includes various tools such as regular backups, which are like safety nets ensuring your data is recoverable, and firewalls, acting as gatekeepers to block malicious threats. These features work together to protect your website from various online dangers, keeping your and your visitors’ data safe and secure.

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How Cloud Hosting Works

Network of Servers

Imagine cloud hosting as a team of computers (servers) working together. Your website doesn’t rely on just one computer but uses resources from this entire network, ensuring it’s always available and quick to load for anyone visiting. This setup is like a well-coordinated orchestra, where every instrument contributes to the harmony, making sure your website’s performance is smooth and uninterrupted, regardless of how many visitors you have.

Flexible Resources

Cloud hosting is intelligent, providing your website exactly what it needs to perform optimally. Just as a smart irrigation system waters a garden – not too little, not too much – cloud hosting adjusts the resources (like memory and processing power) your website uses, ensuring it runs efficiently at all times. This adaptability means your site can handle busy traffic spikes gracefully, maintaining speed without wasting any resources, which is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

In essence, cloud hosting gives your website the flexibility and robustness to provide a reliable and efficient online experience. It’s a smart system, dynamically adjusting to your site’s needs, ensuring optimal performance around the clock.

Security and Reliability

Top-Notch Security

Imagine cloud hosting as a high-security system for your online space. It’s equipped with the latest protective measures, similar to having advanced locks, alarms, and surveillance to safeguard your and your visitors’ data. This ensures that all the information on your website is shielded from threats, keeping everything from your business details to customer information secure and confidential.

Always On

Cloud hosting is like a team that never sleeps, ensuring your website is always live and reachable. Even if one server encounters an issue, there are backup servers ready to step in seamlessly, making sure your website is continuously available to your audience without interruption.

Cloud hosting simplifies how you manage your website, offering a blend of speed, reliability, and security. It’s a smart, straightforward way to support your online presence, ensuring your site is always ready for your audience.