Specialised cloud services

MServ is BBD’s specialised managed cloud service offering. Run by a dedicated unit within BBD, we manage cloud services for organisations ranging from small operations to large enterprises.

BBD partners with AWS for the Cape Town Region Launch

Monitoring and maintaining a cloud environment isn’t easy

Monitoring and maintaining a cloud environment isn’t easy

Because internal IT departments often struggle to do this, BBD as a managed cloud services provider can help by overseeing your cloud security, cost optimisation, computing, storage, network operations, application stacks, monitoring and reporting, recovery testing and more.

We combine our expertise with an understanding of your business needs to optimally manage your cloud setup – ensuring business flexibility and cost effectiveness. It’s all the benefits of cloud technology, without the hassle.

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AWS SERVICES Z
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PROGRAMS
Well Architected

CERTIFICATIONS
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
AWS Certified Developer – Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Partner Reported Qualifications

SOLUTION AREAS
Business Applications – Microsoft
Business Applications – Oracle
Business Applications – Other
Dev & Test
Mobile
Web & Web Apps

  • Well Architected Offer Pattern Well Architected Review
  • Africa Region Migration Offer Pattern Africa Region Migration
  • Workload Migration Offer Pattern Workload Migration
  • CI-CD Accelerator Template Offer Pattern CI/CD Accelerator Template

Well Architected Review

The Amazon Well Architected Framework is a set of best practices that helps architects optimise workloads for operational effectiveness, efficiency, stability and security on the cloud. As an AWS Well-Architected Partner, our MServ team can perform a Well-Architected Review according to this Framework on a workload already running in AWS, or on one you are planning on migrating to AWS.

As part of the AWS Africa Region launch, we are offering a free review for any workload that is signed up with MServ as a managed services and billing partner for the next year.

Africa Region Migration

The logistics of region migrations are not necessarily trivial, they may require downtime for data synchronisation, will require new Elastic IP addresses, re-creation of load balancers and security credentials as well as planning of internet traffic redirection and domain names with valid SSL/TLS certificates just as a start.

We have AWS certified consultants who provide the professional expertise required to make your move to the Africa Region as seamless as possible. As part of the AWS Africa Region launch offer, we will discount our consultant rates by 15% if you utilise our consultant services to migrate your workload and sign up with BBD MServ as a managed services and billing partner for the next year.

We will also perform a Well-Architected Review on the migrated workload at our cost.

Workload Migration

There are many reasons why you may want to migrate to the cloud, cost reduction, agility and resilience to name a few. Without prior experience and planning, your migration efforts may fail to meet your outlined business goals. Because BBD MServ has successfully migrated many application workloads to AWS, we have the necessary experience to ensure that the optimal strategy, design and planning of your cloud migration ensues.

As part of the AWS Africa Region launch BBD MServ is offering a 15% discount on consulting services to migrate your workload or business to the cloud. This service includes a Well-Architected Review of the workload at no extra cost, in addition if you sign up with BBD MServ as a managed services and billing partner for a year, the first 3 months will be discounted by 50%.

Continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) Accelerator Template

Moving to the cloud is difficult enough, it requires businesses to change how they think about procurement and provisioning of IT infrastructure, and IT to change how they think about operations and governance. It also often requires a re-education of development teams in terms of tools and tool chains, deployment strategies and operational processes. Software engineers have to now think of infrastructure as code and potentially being temporary, which not only changes how you think about designing systems but also changes the way you think about how they can be designed.

The BBD MServ CI/CD accelerator is a 4-week programme template that will spin up dev, QA and production Virtual Private Clouds in AWS from scratch. Each VPC is effectively a mini data centre in the cloud including VMs, storage and network assets such as subnets, routing, firewalls and load balancers. On top of the VPC infrastructure will be managed container infrastructure using AWS EKS and a CI/CD pipeline that makes use of Jenkins and ArGo.

All of this will be deployed as infrastructure as code, which the BBD MServ consultants will build side-by-side with your DevOps and development teams as part of a knowledge transferring exercise. As part of the Africa Region launch, BBD MServ will offer the CI/CD Accelerator at a 20% discount.

We offer three distinct managed cloud service package options as well as additional upgrades to meet your operational and budgetary needs.​

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Cloud Service Essential Enhanced Ultimate
Operating system updates
Alarm configuration
Alarm monitoring
Shutdown configuration
Shutdown monitoring
Backup configuration and management
Backup monitoring
Recovery testing
Secure VPN management
Quarterly Well Architected Review
Quarterly Well Architected Review with maturity planning
Quarterly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Monthly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Quarterly cost optimisation with an individually focussed trusted advisor
Weekly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Quarterly security review
Weekly security review
Service desk
Monthly reports
User security
Firewall configuration
Firewall management
DNS management
Certificate management
Storage management
EKS management
CloudFront
  • Essential
  • Enhanced
  • Ultimate
Alarm configuration

We set up the relevant alarms so that the system automatically alerts you when a threshold is met or problems occur.

Backup configuration and management
It’s good practice to continuously create backups. We set up your backups to run as and when they should.
Certificate management
Want to make sure your application or website is a trusted site for external users? We will set up and manage the necessary certificates to give your customers confidence in your brand.
DNS management
Give your external users a reliable and efficient way to access your application or website through a cost-effective specialised registry that we continuously manage.
Firewall configuration
We configure firewalls to protect your systems from external security threats that can affect your availability, compromise your security, or result in you consuming excessive resources and increasing your costs.
Monthly reports
We provide you with a monthly view on the health of your system, the outcome of any queries you had, and a breakdown of your usage costs.
Operating system updates
We manage your full operational environment, making sure the right updates are applied and secure.
Quarterly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Using automated tools, we let you know how to optimise your usage costs to get the best savings possible every three months.
Quarterly Well Architected Review
We conduct a quarterly assessment on the quality of your environment to highlight any loopholes, issues, and deploy updated industry best practices.
Secure VPN management
Need to access your environment securely when away from your office? We set up Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to securely access your environments anywhere, at any time.
Service desk
Looking for a personal service desk operator to handle and escalate any queries or requests first-hand? We’ll meet your needs.
Shutdown configuration
We set up configurations to take advantage of cloud benefits to optimise your costs and ensure you’re not paying when you don’t need to.
User security
We set up and manage access to your environments through the configuration of users and roles in line with your specific company policies.

Essential Package Upgrades​

Alarm monitoring

Don’t know what to do when an alarm goes off? We will monitor and action necessary steps to keep your systems running smoothly.

Backup monitoring

Unsure whether your backups are running successfully? We will ensure they’ve completed and rectify any issues should they occur.

CloudFront
Want to quickly and easily update the content you provide to your application or website users? Or maybe maintain a smaller server and let the cloud manage your traffic load and static content? We provide a mechanism to do this securely.
Firewall management
Have an application or website open to the public? We configure firewalls to protect your services and systems from external security threats that can affect your availability, compromise your security, or result in you consuming excessive resources and increasing your costs.
Monthly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Want to make sure your application or website is a trusted site for external users? We will set up and manage the necessary certificates to give your customers confidence in your brand.
Quarterly security review
Unsure whether your backups are running successfully? We will ensure they’ve completed and rectify any issues should they occur.
Alarm configuration

We set up the relevant alarms so that the system automatically alerts you when a threshold is met or problems occur.

Alarm monitoring

Don’t know what to do when an alarm goes off? We will monitor and action necessary steps to keep your systems running smoothly.

Backup configuration and management
It’s good practice to continuously create backups. We set up your backups to run as and when they should.
Backup monitoring
Unsure whether your backups are running successfully? We will ensure they’ve completed and rectify any issues should they occur.
Certificate management
Want to make sure your application or website is a trusted site for external users? We will set up and manage the necessary certificates to give your customers confidence in your brand.
CloudFront
Want to quickly and easily update the content you provide to your application or website users? Or maybe maintain a smaller server and let the cloud manage your traffic load and static content? We provide a mechanism to do this securely.
DNS management
Give your external users a reliable and efficient way to access your application or website through a cost-effective specialised registry that we continuously manage.
Firewall configuration
We configure firewalls to protect your systems from external security threats that can affect your availability, compromise your security, or result in you consuming excessive resources and increasing your costs.
Firewall management
Not sure what to do if there is a security threat? We manage this for you by continuously refining the rules on your firewall.
Monthly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Want to make sure your application or website is a trusted site for external users? We will set up and manage the necessary certificates to give your customers confidence in your brand.
Monthly reports
We provide you with a monthly view on the health of your system, the outcome of any queries you had, and a breakdown of your usage costs.
Operating system updates
We manage your full operational environment, making sure the right updates are applied and secure.
Quarterly security review
Unsure whether your backups are running successfully? We will ensure they’ve completed and rectify any issues should they occur.
Quarterly Well Architected Review
We conduct a quarterly assessment on the quality of your environment to highlight any loopholes, issues, and deploy updated industry best practices.
Secure VPN management
Need to access your environment securely when away from your office? We set up Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to securely access your environments anywhere, at any time.
Service desk
Looking for a personal service desk operator to handle and escalate any queries or requests first-hand? We’ll meet your needs.
Shutdown configuration
We set up configurations to take advantage of cloud benefits to optimise your costs and ensure you’re not paying when you don’t need to.
User security
We set up and manage access to your environments through the configuration of users and roles in line with your specific company policies.

Enhanced Package Upgrades​

EKS management

We optimise your Kubernetes-based systems and applications to make sure that they’re highly available and working well together.

Quarterly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor

Using automated tools, we let you know how to optimise your usage costs to get the best savings possible every three months.

Weekly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor
Using automated tools, we let you know how to optimise your usage costs to get the best savings possible on a weekly basis.
Quarterly Well Architected Review with maturity growth planning
We provide a roadmap that guides you on the path to building system and infrastructure maturity to meet your need for continuous improvement.
Recovery testing
We’ll continuously make sure that your backups are healthy and reliable by making sure that you can restore them when required.
Shutdown monitoring
Don’t have the time to monitor your shutdown schedule? We’ll monitor this to avoid any nasty surprises.
Storage management
We’ll keep your information storage scalable, secure, flexible and performing optimally.
Weekly security review
Using best practice approaches, we’ll look at your security practices weekly and compile a report that advises on any possible security issues.
Alarm configuration

We set up the relevant alarms so that the system automatically alerts you when a threshold is met or problems occur.

Alarm monitoring

Don’t know what to do when an alarm goes off? We will monitor and action necessary steps to keep your systems running smoothly.

Backup configuration and management

It’s good practice to continuously create backups. We set up your backups to run as and when they should.

Backup monitoring

Unsure whether your backups are running successfully? We will ensure they’ve completed and rectify any issues should they occur.

Certificate management

Want to make sure your application or website is a trusted site for external users? We will set up and manage the necessary certificates to give your customers confidence in your brand.

CloudFront

Want to quickly and easily update the content you provide to your application or website users? Or maybe maintain a smaller server and let the cloud manage your traffic load and static content? We provide a mechanism to do this securely.

DNS management

Give your external users a reliable and efficient way to access your application or website through a cost-effective specialised registry that we continuously manage.

EKS management

We optimise your Kubernetes-based systems and applications to make sure that they’re highly available and working well together.

Firewall configuration
We configure firewalls to protect your systems from external security threats that can affect your availability, compromise your security, or result in you consuming excessive resources and increasing your costs.
Firewall management

Not sure what to do if there is a security threat? We manage this for you by continuously refining the rules on your firewall.

Monthly reports

We provide you with a monthly view on the health of your system, the outcome of any queries you had, and a breakdown of your usage costs.

Operating system updates

We manage your full operational environment, making sure the right updates are applied and secure.

Quarterly cost optimisation with an individual focussed trusted advisor
Using automated tools, we let you know how to optimise your usage costs to get the best savings possible every three months. On top of this, we provide a personal advisor to guide on how you can save costs on a quarterly basis.
Weekly cost optimisation with a trusted advisor

Using automated tools, we let you know how to optimise your usage costs to get the best savings possible on a weekly basis.

Quarterly Well Architected Review with maturity planning
We provide a roadmap that guides you on the path to building system and infrastructure maturity to meet your need for continuous improvement.
Recovery testing
We’ll continuously make sure that your backups are healthy and reliable by making sure that you can restore them when required.
Secure VPN management
Need to access your environment securely when away from your office? We set up Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to securely access your environments anywhere, at any time.
Service desk
Looking for a personal service desk operator to handle and escalate any queries or requests first-hand? We’ll meet your needs.
Shutdown configuration
We set up configurations to take advantage of cloud benefits to optimise your costs and ensure you’re not paying when you don’t need to.
Shutdown monitoring
Don’t have the time to monitor your shutdown schedule? We’ll monitor this to avoid any nasty surprises.
Storage management
We’ll keep your information storage scalable, secure, flexible and performing optimally.
User security
We set up and manage access to your environments through the configuration of users and roles in line with your specific company policies.
Weekly security review
Using best practice approaches, we’ll look at your security practices weekly and compile a report that advises on any possible security issues.

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