AWS
Amazon Web Services

We provide AWS cloud infrastructure managed services including architecting, migration, security, maintenance and monitoring of your AWS environments with a security and compliance emphasis. We are qualified and fully accredited AWS Consulting, Channel Reseller and Public Sector Partners. 

As an AWS Public Sector Partner we have the experience and expertise to assist Government, Education and Not for Profit organisations in the public sector community. 

What is AWS?

Why Silicon Overdrive

AWS Consultations

Consultancy

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.

AWS Assessments

Assessments

Our team will assess your existing cloud infrastructures for opportunities for improvement, cost optimisation and alignment with best practices and security standards.

AWS Dev

Development

Our AWS certified Development teams are available to assist your team migrate to AWS or develop your applications for AWS

Funding & Benefits

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

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

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

Monitoring and Maintenance Services

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

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. 

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AWS Case Studies

The Challenge

Electrum Payments provides enterprise software that represents the next generation of payments technology. Major retailers  & 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. 

The Solution

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.

The Outcome

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.

The Challenge

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.

The Solution

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.

The Outcome

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.

The Challenge

University of Pretoria is one of the top research institutions in Africa and its mission is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa. It has been recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as well as for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally

The Solution

The University of Pretoria approached Silicon Overdrive to improve the security and performance of its website. Silicon Overdrive’s AWS certified engineers ran an assessment of the current environment against the AWS Well-Architected Framework and security best practices. The outcome was to architect and build out an entirely new environment using AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Identity and Access Management and Amazon EFS to meet University of Pretoria’s needs to ensure high availability, security and compliance.

The Outcome

Silicon Overdrive architected and built out the University of Pretoria’s infrastructure according to AWS and security best practices to meet the University’s requirements for a cost optimised, high availability, secure and compliant hosting environment. The AWS team worked with the University’s management and software development team to successfully migrate to this new environment. Silicon Overdrive continues to support and maintain the University of Pretoria’s new environment under a Managed Service Level Agreement.