Linkbynet: Serving Business Line Objectives with AWS
Julien Trassard, CEO North-America
In a decade’s time, Amazon Web Services has proved to be so successful at an operational and cost efficiency level that the rate of technology adoption among enterprises has accelerated immensely. However, successful migration to AWS largely depends on factors such as the complexity of the application and the manner in which it is coupled. In most cases, enterprise applications are rigid, and enterprises need support from cloud specialists to make a guided landing into AWS. A prominent player in the AWS and managed services space, Linkbynet assists enterprises to migrate to the cloud, and manage their IaaS and PaaS based platforms. Through the years the partnership with AWS has helped the company develop unique services and support many continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) initiatives around application monitoring services. Stéphane and Patrick Aisenberg, Co-Founders of the company add, “Linkbynet benefits from a high level of expertise from AWS.” The company provides web hosting, management, and supervision services on AWS.
AMAZLINK is Linkbynet’s PaaS based service. It empowers IT departments to focus on their business applications by offering data and configuration back up and retention services. Integrated monitoring and real-time graphs go beyond AWS’s present services. Continuous monitoring service helps maintain active communication even in case of a crisis or service outage. Its emphasis on DevOps, CI/CD oriented processes fosters innovation though automation, and reduces time-to-market. AMAZLINK guarantees 24/7 incident support.
Linkbynet’s flagship Cloud Management Platform—SelfDeploy— is based on AWS technology
As an early adopter of AWS, the Chicago based company boasts of an AWS Center of Excellence. Monthly meetings between AWS and Linkbynet enable the company to integrate newly released AWS features and keep the team members to remain abreast of AWS developments. So far, Linkbynet has served close to 850 clients worldwide including Sodexo, Saint Gobain, Sage, Michelin, Schneider Electric, Veolia, Rexel, Renault Nissan, L’Oreal, and many more. “Four out of the 1000 certified professional architects worldwide are within Linkbynet’s ranks,” claims Julien Trassard, CEO of Linkbynet North-America.
Linkbynet’s flagship Cloud Management Platform— SelfDeploy—is based on AWS technology. The platform makes it easy to manage and monitor AWS deployed server instances and pay-per-use services. Anticipating market trends, the company has also developed a DevOps based consulting solution to assist customers, who are already on AWS, to optimize their platform and rationalize cost.
Linkbynet’s approach is to provide IT-as-a-Service to meet the business demands. Models are built in a modular way so that they can be broken down into specific work units to fit the customer’s needs. When a multinational group from infrastructure sector was looking to migrate its on-premise applications to the cloud, the company reached out to Linkbynet for deployment and management of their corporate portal and ticketing system. Linkbynet delivered a PaaS based solution built on AWS and heavily leveraged AutoScaling, security, and business continuity features of AWS.
Because of its unwavering commitment towards clients’ success, Linkbynet has won some of the most coveted awards in the industry, such as ‘Amazon Web Service Customer Obsession’ partner award 2015’, ‘Best of VmWorld 2014’, and ‘TrophieInnovationIT’, among others. The company’s technical foresight and focus to achieve goals have led to investments of 50 million Euros—which the company plans to utilize for expansion in the international markets and develop technical expertise in other areas to enrich its portfolio—opening up a huge growth potential for Linkbynet.