Our AWS team of certified Architect, SysOps and Dev consultants will assess your needs and provide expertise and optimised solutions to meet your business requirements.
Our team will assess your existing cloud infrastructures for opportunities for improvement, cost optimisation and alignment with best practices and security standards.
Our AWS certified Development teams are available to assist your team migrate to AWS or develop your applications for AWS.
Funding & Benefits
As AWS Chanel Partners we offer our customers the option to be invoiced by us in ZAR for AWS usage, no credit card required. Cost savings and, if eligible, access to Proof of Concept (POC) credits to facilitate or accelerate AWS adoption or projects.
Security and Compliance
Our services include security and compliance with significant expertise and experience in assisting customers secure their cloud infrastructures and achieve and maintain compliance.
Architecting and Migration
We provide customers with free of charge guideline AWS architectures with usage estimates optimised for their requirements. These architectures are based on the AWS and security best practices. Our teams build out and assist customers migrate to scalable, high availability, secure and optimised AWS infrastructures.
AWS Monitoring and Maintenance
AWS has a shared Security and Compliance responsibility model. We provide customers with fully Managed Services inclusive of maintenance, monitoring and alerting, patch management and security hardening and services relieving customer’s of this operational burden.
Cost Optimisation and Management
We continually analyse your AWS usage, optimise your architecture and implement controls to deliver cost saving. CloudHealth is available to our customers free of charge. CloudHealth performs cost, best practice and security analysis and reporting for optimisation and management. AWS has a shared Security and Compliance responsibility model so managing your cloud environment is crucial. We provide customers with fully Managed Services inclusive of maintenance, monitoring and alerting, patch management and security hardening and services relieving customer’s of this operational burden.
Electrum Payments, founded in Cape Town by some of South Africa’s most experienced and innovative payments experts, provides enterprise software that represents the next generation of payments technology. Major retailers and financial institutions use Electrum’s technology to accept payments, process financial transactions, and provide value added services. To become this force in their industry, Electrum needed infrastructure that could scale to meet the demands of their increasing client base and that would allow them to create a gateway switch for Electrum’s enterprise clients to engage with their clients, while maintaining strict security compliance.
Silicon Overdrive met with Electrum’s decision makers to discuss how we could assist them with reaching their goals. With a very tight deadline, Silicon Overdrive architected a solution, which included deploying services such as EC2 instances for computing power, RDS for relational databases and CloudFront for delivering content.
Following the deployment of their infrastructure in AWS, with the guidance and assistance of Silicon Overdrive’s AWS team, Electrum deployed an enhanced USSD for banks and have since successfully converted their environment from Infrastructure as a Service to Software as a Service, thereby increasing their turnover and profitability. They now process billions of transactions, in milliseconds, per annum and provide their customers with 99.999% uptime.
Silicon Overdrive also assisted with the implementation of Value Added Service (VAS) systems for Electrum’s large retail clients (airtime, entertainment and travel tickets from their stores). Silicon Overdrive continues to provide technical assistance in building out their environments and monitoring, securing and maintaining these environments.
Founded in 1996, PayGate wanted to become a force in the payment gateway industry, both in Africa as well as internationally. To reach this goal, PayGate needed to scale their infrastructure to accommodate the traffic that would come with taking on more customers but where found that there were no data centres capable of providing them with the correct security and compliance needed to growth their business. PayGate needed a solution which would allow them to increase their client base, maintain high security, and become PCI compliant, while at the same time be a cost-effective option.
Silicon Overdrive’s AWS certified engineers met with PayGate to map out a solution which would cover all of their requirements. Silicon Overdrive proposed that PayGate’s environments should be rebuilt on AWS and implement segregation, allowing them to deploy servers securely for each role. Moving PayGate’s infrastructure to AWS would ensure that their environment would adhere to best practice security and compliance standards and, as PayGate would only pay for what they use with AWS, Silicon Overdrive was able to present a solution which would also be cost effective.
With the assistance and guidance of Silicon Overdrive, PayGate has ensured that they continue to be PCI Compliant six years later and Silicon Overdrive has architected over 60 server instances and set up numerous applications, allowing PayGate to process more transactions per minute, increasing their overall turnover considerably. PayGate remains one of Silicon Overdrive’s valued Clients, signing on for one of our tailored support and maintenance agreements, ensuring that their infrastructure is maintained on a continuous basis. PayGate is now one of the leading payment platforms in Africa and counts some of the continents’ largest and most well-respected companies as their Clients, as well as some internationally recognised organisations.