Kaizen Technology Partners Achieves AWS Storage Competency Status

September 19, 2019

September 2019– Kaizen Technology Partners, a woman-owned firm that started in San Francisco, California, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status. This designation recognizes that Kaizen Technology Partners services meet AWS’s strict technical proficiency requirements for primary storage to help customers successfully achieve their storage goals on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Storage Competency differentiates Kaizen Technology Partners as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possesses deep domain expertise in one or more of the following core storage categories – Backup & Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, or Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery (BCDR), having developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS. 

“Kaizen Technology Partners is proud to be APN partners to achieve AWS Storage Competency status,” said Dao Jensen, CEO, Kaizen. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their storage goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides. Over the years, we have developed strong partnerships with leading AWS technology providers. These partnerships give us the ability to bring to our clients the best and brightest without the costs associated with big consulting firms.”

Dao Jensen (red dress) at the AWS re:Invent 2018

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

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Kaizen designed and built an AWS environment that will scale easily as Global Overview’s needs increase. We imported Global’s SQL server data into Redshift using AWS Best Practices. Custom Redshift Views were built and Tableau was then configured to talk to Redshift from Global’s office and test the SQL query performance. A system was then designed and built to ingest data from Global’s customers. This system used a Lambda function to pull data down from a vendor file-sharing system at a periodic interval. This data is then transmitted to S3 where another Lambda function was invoked to run a Redshift COPY command that imports the data.

Kaizen Technical Partners teamed with Host Analytics to design a solution that utilized local storage, S3, and Glacier. We created a 7- / 30- / 60- day rotational method for customer data that allowed for longer retention time, faster restoration times, and a huge decrease in overall costs – from $1.73/GB to $0.03/GB. The team setup a Direct Connect line from customer’s data center to AWS data center in order to have the best connection, security and free data transfer IN. The collaborative team also made Cross-Region Replication for S3 buckets in Oregon to North Virginia Region to make sure customers have full redundancy of their data and also a Disaster Recovery Solution in the cloud. By backing up data from local to AWS Cloud, the team also create a Disaster Recovery solution for customers. Data can be easily restored to the data center within an hour. Compare to customer’s RTO: 4 hours, then this solution has greatly improved performance.

About Kaizen Technology Partners

Kaizen Technology Partners is a woman-owned firm that started in San Francisco, California. We have over twenty years of industry experience and proven customer success. Our diverse customer base, global presence and extensive network of partners and advisers have enabled us to become thought leaders. 

Kaizen is always in motion, helping you crystallize your vision and formulate your build, procure and optimize strategies. We understand technology and how it works in different environments, suggesting the right solution for your needs. And, as your company evolves, we will be there to support you along the way.

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