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WANT TO MOVE YOUR GIS INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE CLOUD?

Get expert advice from Geospatial Architects who have done it before!

Learn about our fixed-price packages to get you up & running.

PACKAGES

We currently offer three packages for our cloud jumpstart services.  These packages are designed to address factors that might be holding up the movement of GIS to the cloud.  Expand each package to learn more.

With the goals of the client in mind, Quartic will perform an assessment of the various components that affect Cloud GIS success.  Included are recommendations for each component.  In this plan, there are two tiers:  "BASIC" and "ADVANCED".  These tiers are based on organization size.  Larger organizations will require the "ADVANCED" tier.

CATEGORY / ITEM
BASIC
ADVANCED
CLOUD READINESS PLAN
Identification of migration goals X X
Requirements X X
Review of GIS data X X
Inventory of GIS software X X
Inventory of GIS applications X X
Identification of GIS uses/integrations X X
Budget X X
Timeline X X
Recommendations X X
INFRASTRUCTURE
Review Existing Architecture Diagram X X
Evaluation of existing architecture X X
Discussion of deployment options X X
Proposed cloud architecture X X
Proposed server specs X X
Pricing estimate X X
OS/DB/NETWORK
Identify data storage options X X
Recommend network configuration X X
Disaster recovery X X
APPLICATION
Identification of applications X X
Esri software X X
Licensing X X
SECURITY
Identify existing security infrastructure X X
DATA PROVISIONING
Initial provisioning of cloud environment X X
Ongoing synchronization of data X X

Quartic will set up and configure specified components of cloud, software, and data.  Two different tiers of service are offered.  The "BASIC" tier is best for publish only use, or small organizations to get up-and-running in the cloud.  The "ADVANCED" tier is best for larger or more complex organizations needing integration between on-premise components and the cloud.  In order to purchase this package, the "Cloud Readiness Plan" also has to be purchased.

CATEGORY / ITEM
BASIC
ADVANCED
CLOUD MIGRATION PLAN
Review standard cloud configuration diagram X X
Review Provisioning plan X X
Schedule X X
Cutover Plan X X
INFRASTRUCTURE: Set up & Configuration (OPTIONAL ADD-IN)
Spin up instances X X
Configure Instances X X
Set up OS accounts X X
Configure Storage X X
Set up alerts X X
OS/DB/NETWORK: Set up & Configuration
Install DB X
Install Datastore X X
Integrate with on-premise security X
Set up private network between on-prem & cloud X
Set up standard databases with schemas X
Set up standard DB backups X
Set up standard DB accounts X
Set up standard DB roles X
APPLICATION: Set up & Configuration
Install/Configure Enterprise SDE X
Install/Configure ArcGIS Server X X
Install/Configure Portal X X
Federate Portal/Data Store or SDE X X
Install/Configure ArcPro X X
SECURITY: Set up & Configuration
Set up security in the cloud X
Integrate with on-premise AD X
DATA PROVISIONING
Provide documentation on how to transfer data between cloud & on-premise X X
FGDB X
Migrate one schema X
Set up batch data synchronization X
Apply permissions to data sets X
Version data sets X
Set up batch maintenance jobs for compress & analyze X
QC
Test SDE data display & editing X
Test versioning X
Publish test web service X X
Review logs for any errors (SDE, Server, DB) X X
Correct any issues identified within two weeks X X

This package is intended for clients who want to have an administration-free cloud environment.  This package can be purchased separate from the first two packages.

CATEGORY / ITEM
BASIC
ADVANCED
CLOUD SUPPORT PLAN
Service Level Agreement X X
RACI Chart X X
Ticket submission process X X
INFRASTRUCTURE
Monitor health X X
Instance start/stop x X
Storage resizing X X
Troubleshooting X X
OS/DB/NETWORK
DBA duties X X
Disaster recovery X X
OS upgrades X X
APPLICATION
Apply Esri patches X X
Apply Esri upgrades X X
Troubleshooting X X
SECURITY
OS account management X X
DB account management X X
DATA PROVISIONING
Monitor automated data replication X X
Troubleshoot data provisioning issues X X
MONITORING
Monitor alerts X X

CONSIDERATIONS

An organization can move all of its GIS components to a fully hosted cloud environment.  This is called an "off-premise" GIS infrastructure model.  Alternatively, If only portions of the GIS are moved to the cloud, it is called a "hybrid" GIS model.  Quartic can help you understand the pros and cons and what will be best for your organization.  We have set up both types of cloud models for functions such as: public facing applications, data sharing, editing, and mobile application access. 

A second consideration is which cloud provider platform your organization wants to utilize.  Quartic supports all three major cloud platform providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud,   

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Microsoft Azure

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Amazon Web Services

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Google Cloud

WHY QUARTIC?

Cloud computing. Database concept
  • Esri Release Ready Specialty Certified
  • Staff members hold three crucial Esri Technical Certifications: Enterprise Geodata Management Associate, Enterprise System Design Associate, and Enterprise Administration Associate
  • Many years experience providing cloud services
  • Numerous successful past projects

We continue to invest heavily in having staff trained in setting up, configuring, and supporting Esri Enterprise solutions in the cloud.  We have staff trained on AWS, Azure, and Google cloud environments as they relate to Esri cloud offerings.  In addition, we have several staff who have managed AGOL organizational sites for our clients.  We are experienced in all facets of AGOL administration and best practices.  We also have developed and published . many services and web maps in AGOL & Portal for ArcGIS.

We have deployed and supported cloud-based solutions for our public-sector clients over large geographic areas that encompass over 10,000,000 citizens.  These deployments have been motivated by various reasons, including: lack of on premise hardware, performance, the need for sharing GIS data to multiple organizations or citizens, or the need for multi-tenant architecture with shared resources.  Whatever your reason is, we can get you up and running.

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To make your cloud experience even better, we have partnered with Red River (a company specializing in large cloud migrations).  This enables us to have all the bandwidth necessary for enterprise cloud projects.  Combined with our GIS expertise, your spatial data will be safe in our hands.  Check out our Round Table Discussion with Red River to learn more about how this partnership works.

PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

Quartic has worked across large organizations to configure and deliver the correct cloud solution for each unique case.

San Diego County Assessor's Office chose Quartic to assist with the migration of land parcel editing to AWS cloud infrastructure.

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Quartic assisted the City of Chula Vista moved their Enterprise GIS to Microsoft Azure while integrating with on-premise SAML security.

The City of Cupertino Migrates to AWS Cloud to Enable Smart City, Location Intelligence, and Asset Management Initiatives

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LEAVE THE ADMIN WORK TO US.

We will set up and maintain your cloud platform.