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      Shamrock exists as a trusted ally to enterprise IT leaders responsible for making the most difficult and sensitive decisions related to technology procurement.

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      CIO Review Awarded Shamrock as “20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers” for 2019

      We are proud to announce that Shamrock has been recognized by CIO Review at one of the “20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers” for 2019! Check out the article on how our AWS solutions are changing the game for IT decision makers around the globe.
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      Insight Success: Shamrock Consulting Group: The 10 Most Innovative Telecom Solution Providers 2018
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      • Cloud Services
        • cdc-wide-v2Cloud Direct Connect

          Connect From Any Location To Any Cloud.

          AWS Direct Connect | Azure ExpressRoute | Google Cloud Interconnect | IBM Cloud Direct Link

          Shamrock can reduce your cloud egress costs by up to 80%

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        • cloud-migration-v2Cloud Migration

          Proven leader with successful hands-on cloud deployments, systematically analyzing every aspect of your cloud infrastructure to avoid wasted dollars.

          34% Average Savings on Cloud Services through Shamrock

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        • cloud-security-1000×500(2)Cloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We will help you secure and easily monitor your corporate environment in real-time.

          An industry leader in corporate security

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        • cloud-cost-optCloud Cost Management

          Shamrock has carefully vetted the top performing tools for public and private cloud orchestration and cost management to service deployments of any size, on any budget at guaranteed best rates.

          Shamrock can reduce your public cloud spend by 40%

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          • aws-plat-v2

            Whether you’re looking to migrate to AWS, better manage your current AWS environment, or expand your capabilities within AWS, Shamrock can help.

            We’re top rated AWS consultants for a reason – because we’re a team of vendor-neutral, award-winning cloud experts who always act in the best interests of our clients, and we always guarantee the best price on AWS products and services.

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            We’ll help you maximize your Azure experience and take your business to the next level by designing, deploying and managing scalable infrastructure and application-based solutions. We’ll even facilitate your migration from your on-prem or environment or from another cloud provider to Azure, in whatever capacity you choose.

            Shamrock is a Certified MS Azure Partner, offering expert consulting services at the guaranteed best price.

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          • gcp-plat

            Google’s Partner Network is one of the most prestigious in the industry, and Shamrock is honored to be a part of it. As a Google Partner, Shamrock is your go-to resource for support in GCP. We provide free 24/7 US-based support, migration support, scalable solutions, cloud cost management and more within GCP, all for the guaranteed best price.

            Shamrock is the market leader in GCP cost reduction, GCP migration services, GCP Interconnect direct connects and much more.

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        • cloud-security-1000×500(2)Cloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We’ll help you secure and easily monitor your environment in real-time to ensure proactive protection of your corporate IT environment. Join our growing list of Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and Fortune 50 customers and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

          Join our growing list of Fortune 500 and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

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        • data-center-colocation-v2(1)Colocation

          We’ve been recognized as an industry leader in data center sourcing and procurement on a global scale. We represent every major data center operator both domestically and globally, so no matter the size, scope or area of your needs, we’ve got you covered. With over 1,200 major networks, enterprises, and business partners available for interconnection and traffic exchange via direct cross connects, peering and Ethernet services

          We Sell Data Center Space!

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        • cdc-wide-v2Cloud Direct Connect

          Shamrock is an industry leader in provisioning cloud direct connects from any business or data center location, anywhere in the world, at any speed (10 Mbps to 100Gbps).

          We’re also the exclusive solution provider for 100G cloud direct connects into Google Cloud Interconnect and AWS Direct Connect.

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      • Telecom Solutions
        • tem-squareTelecom Expense Management (TEM)

          Our portfolio of services includes business process outsourcing (BPO), telecommunication audit, procurement advisory, and wireless expense management. We strive to produce sustained results for your organization.

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        • ent-mob-squareEnterprise Mobility Management

          Shamrock’s mobile cost management experts can help you drastically reduce your enterprise mobility costs without any provider or contract changes. Our technology uses patented algorithms and machine learning. The result: instant and tangible savings!

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        • art1-new-1-smallVoice Services

          Shamrock Consulting provides Long Distance Services with cost-effective in-state, state-to-state, international and toll-free calling for businesses. International or Domestic Toll-Free Numbers, Conferencing Services, powerful cost-management options.

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        • ucaas-thumb-optUCaaS / Hosted PBX

          As industry-leading UCaaS consultants, Shamrock has negotiated direct partnerships with every major UCaaS provider to ensure that our clients receive the best possible solution at the best possible price. Guaranteed.

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        • 3-new-smallAnalog Line Consolidation

          Dynamically manage traffic pattern changes and get high-quality, reliable voice services that leverage your existing PBX investment. Pbx Service Providers, SIP Service, Pbx Pricing, Cloud Pbx and more.

          34% Average Cost Savings with Shamrock

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      • WAN Solutions
        • 2-new-1Broadband Aggregation

          The need to future proof your network has created an unprecedented demand for fiber to the premise. Dark Fiber, Fiber Ethernet, DS3, OC-x, Fixed Wireless (Microwave, lazer, WIMAX), Ethernet over Copper (EOC), T1, NxT1, Cable, DS, Shamrock Consulting Group has all of your options in one place.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your Internet Access Options!

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        • art2-1-new-smallInternet Access

          The need to future proof your network has created an unprecedented demand for fiber to the premise. Dark Fiber, Fiber Ethernet, DS3, OC-x, Fixed Wireless (Microwave, lazer, WIMAX), Ethernet over Copper (EOC), T1, NxT1, Cable, DS, Shamrock Consulting Group has all of your options in one place.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your Internet Access Options!

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        • art8-new-smallPrivate WAN (MPLS / VPLS)

          Global enterprises, financial institutions, the largest networks and the Internet’s foremost content companies trust us with what matters most to them—their information assets. Shamrock Consulting Group can design wide area networks for any size, any budget, anywhere.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your WAN Objectives!

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        • art3-new-smallDark Fiber

          We partner directly with every major Dark Fiber providers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. We also work with cities and municipalities such as Los Angeles County, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and elsewhere to find you the best possible solution at the guaranteed best price.

          Looking for fiber providers in your area?

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        • art7-new-smallSD-WAN

          As top-rated SD WAN consultants who partner directly with every leading SD WAN provider in the industry, Shamrock is committed to helping you make well-informed procurement decisions at the guaranteed best price. We offer a free consultation to identify the best solution for your needs and budget.

          Considering an SD-WAN solution for your company?

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      • Cybersecurity
        • crowd-strikeCrowdstrike EDR/MDR

          As a CrowdStrike partner, the Shamrock team as a whole are big fans of the company’s cloud native endpoint protection platform. But don’t take our word for it – we’ve had hundreds of customers using CrowdStrike tell us how much they love the platform, and many of them have said that they have no idea how they ever lived without it.

          Licensing discounts of up to 50 percent below market rates.

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        • penntesting-v2Penetration Testing

          We’ve formed deep partnerships with the most trustworthy cybersecurity vendors in the industry, and we guarantee the best price from every single one of them. Black, White & Gray Box Testing, Cloud Pentesting, Mobile & Web App Pentesting, Wireless Pentesting, Physical Pentesting, Client-Side Pentesting. In addition to pentesting, we can also help you out with next-generation firewalls, endpoint protection and corporate email security.
          Schedule Your Free Pentest Analysis.

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        • vulnerability-testingVulnerability Management

          We take a look at some great security solutions that achieve real time visibility into all aspects of a corporate network, even reaching the most remotely deployed endpoints. If you’re interested (and you probably should be), Shamrock Consulting Group can secure these cutting-edge tools for you at the best prices.

          We can offer the best prices on CrowdStrike products and can also provide a free security assessment.

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        • ngfwNGFW & Software Defined Perimeter

          How can companies be both agile and secure in these unprecedented times? For help with empowering your WFH teams with the tools and processes they need, speak to a Shamrock consultant today.

          Our strategic partners are comprised of the very best in the industry from a security standpoint (Trustwave, AlertLogic, CrowdStrike, Fortinet, PaloAlto, Carbon Black, etc.).

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        • cloud-security-smallCloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We’ll help you secure and easily monitor your environment in real-time to ensure proactive protection of your corporate IT environment.

          Join our growing list of Fortune 500 and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

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    • biotech-telecom-consulting-v2Biotech

      Safeguard Proprietary, Mission Critical Data Whether its R&D for a world changing innovation or straightforward emails to accounting, Shamrock provides a comprehensive suite of security services – including Managed Firewall, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, and Vulnerability Scanning – to ensure that your organization’s data is safeguarded and kept out of the wrong hands.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Biotech Telecom Objectives!

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    • real-estate-construction-cloud-solutionsConstruction & Development

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next generation global development company, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the Construction and Development industry at guaranteed best rates.

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    • finance-cloud-solutionsFinance

      Shamrock Consulting Group’s Financial Services practice offers customers robust custom architected network, cloud, data center, and unified communications solutions that provide the security, compliance, and uptime their organizations require to function on a day-to-day basis.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Financial Organization's Telecom Objectives!

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    • healthcare-cloud-solutionsHealthcare

      Shamrock has cross-disciplinary knowledge of healthcare-specific IT apps. Shamrock has extensive rural network design and build experience. In addition to 100+ partners, Shamrock has experience, connections and industry tools to identify, design to, spec, procure and project manage complex multi-vendor deployments. Healthcare institutions, financial institutions, the largest networks and the Internet’s foremost content companies trust us with what matters most to them—their information assets.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Healthcare Telecom Objectives!

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    • media-entertainment-cloud-solutionsMedia & Entertainment

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next-generation global studio, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the Media and Entertainment industry at guaranteed best rates. Nobody delivers more connectivity solutions to Media and Entertainment companies than Shamrock Consulting Group!

      300+ Media and Entertainment Customers Served!

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    • retail-cloud-solutionsRetail / Restaurant

      Shamrock Consulting Group offers its retail customers the best-fit, access technologies at each of their sites to ensure complete coverage and uptime at low costs. We design solutions that provide PCI-compliant security for credit card transactions and support for data communications for key retail applications—including point-of-sale, back-office systems, training, and digital video surveillance.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Retail Business Operational Objectives!

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    • saas-cloud-solutionsSAAS Providers

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next generation global Software as a Service Platform, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the SaaS Industry at guaranteed best rates. Low, Mid, and High-density data center options with robust connectivity options to extend service coverage all over the globe.

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Key Technical Benefits of Amazon Web Services

if you’re not in application biz, you’re going out of biz

Whatever your line of business, the success of your operations depends heavily upon your IT backbone for reliability, scalability and performance. Every good IT decision maker knows that optimizing the underlying components and deployment methodologies, as well as building in automation are all critical survival aspects for any business.

At Shamrock, one of our many core competencies surrounds all things related to the 3 major public clouds: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. For this article, though, we will focus on AWS, the largest and most mature of them all. AWS is a great place to start because it’s also the easiest cloud to adopt and grow with.

Trying to decide which cloud is best for your business?
For a free consultation on which cloud suits your business and workloads best, click the link below. All our consultations are complimentary services that we provide to potential clients, no strings attached.

FREE CLOUD CONSULTATION

Additionally, you can download Shamrock’s cloud comparison handbook here. It’s the most comprehensive resource you’ll find on comparing every aspect of the major public clouds.

Now onto the key technical benefits of AWS:

1. Cost Savings

Saving money is one of the most obvious reasons for any business to migrate to AWS thanks to its “pay-as-you-go” model and vast economies of scale.

Most businesses go through procurement cycles which require meticulous planning. A 2017 study conducted by the Equipment on Leasing and Finance Foundation’s found that 68% of large IT equipment capital expenditures was financed – in other words, you have to buy today what you think you’ll need in 3 years. With AWS, you can buy compute power, storage and resources based on exactly what you need today and then simply increase capacity as you need it.

Think about it this way: If you build a new product or app outside of AWS that ends up not being as successful as you’d hoped (let’s be honest, there are a lot of these out there), you’ll end up spending millions to build and deliver it, and then you’re stuck with an underwhelming end product and a cringeworthy mountain of expenses.

On the flip side, if you created said product or app within AWS, you simply can kill off the instances and go about you day, having only paid for what you used. No harm, no foul.

No one wants to fail, but the ability to “fail fast” can make the difference between a small hiccup and a death blow for your business. That’s what AWS gives you.

Important Note: This sounds great so far, right? Just imagine all the savings you’ll get from reduced server and hardware costs, plus the ability to kill instances on the spot and scale up or down on demand!

Be careful: poorly thought out migrations can end up being expensive and are not easily fixed – we’ve seen this happen way more than it needs to. Get AWS cost savings solutions from the AWS experts at Shamrock Consulting Group. They can help you walk you through every stage of your migration to make sure you are making the right decisions for your business and its bottom line.

TALK TO AN AWS EXPERT AT SHAMROCK

2. Security & Compliancy

Security
Security is a growing concern for businesses regardless of industry or vertical. Fortunately, the big cloud providers offer better security options than private enterprises can. AWS provides end-to-end encryption for data on the move as well as various security measures for data in storage.

Feel free to visit the AWS Security Center for complete details.

It’s important to know that AWS is only responsible for security within their cloud network. Businesses are still responsible for securing their data outside of the AWS edge devices. Our team at Shamrock Consulting Group has extensive experience in the cybersecurity space and we can help ensure that your data assets are always protected, no matter where they are.

Compliancy
To date, AWS has achieved over 100 separate security compliance certifications. This greatly simplifies the processes for business that need compliance because you’re only subject to gap audits as opposed to full physical security and infrastructure audits. We believe AWS has democratized even the strictest levels of compliance for all business, which can reduce compliance audit costs by up to 70%.

The compliance capabilities of AWS have been a huge revelation for small start-ups, allowing them to earn certifications such as PCI, HIPAA and other standards in order to produce applications for large enterprises. In the past, these certifications would have created large barriers to entry for smaller companies.

3. Availability & Reliability

Availability
Amazon offers multiple tiers of availability. AWS regions are comprised of numerous Availability Zones which are strategically dispersed and have redundant infrastructure and separate power feeds. This provides your business with industry-leading availability, reliability and durability across your entire product suite. It would cost millions if not billions to replicate such a high level of redundancy on your own infrastructure, let alone being able to add or subtract instances with the click of a mouse. Now all you have to do is get your app to work!

Reliability
Reliability in the cloud covers both uptime and performance. AWS enables businesses to provision multiple connections for redundancy, while Elastic Load Balancing technology can seamlessly shuttle traffic along the most optimal route in order to maintain high throughput and low latency, even during busy spells.

Microservices
The AWS ecosystem of PaaS microservices has made it easier for businesses to build applications using the principle of interchangeable parts. Overall, apps are more reliable, easier to upgrade, and simpler to change and grow. AWS also decouples dependencies, creating the best reliability standards in the industry.

The reliability and availability of your network depend as much on how your cloud architecture is deployed as much as it does which vendor you choose to deploy with, and making the right decision on your cloud provider is critical to your business’ success.

Don’t worry, Shamrock Consulting Group can help. We’ve completed dozens of successful cloud deployments for our customers, and we can do the same for you.

FREE CLOUD MIGRATION ASSESSMENT

4. Scalability

Not only does AWS have the massive suite of tools and resources to support any change in traffic that your business may experience, it can also automate provisioning with Auto Scaling. Services can be scaled up or down within minutes, eliminating the need to estimate traffic levels and/or purchase additional hardware to meet demand.

This is especially helpful if you provide your own business applications since the agility of AWS DevOps can drastically reduce the time between new application releases.

Finally, as a globally distributed cloud service, AWS will also help you to scale geographically.

5. Flexibility

AWS is highly flexible, allowing your development team to work with whatever their preferred operating system and programming languages are. Existing applications can also be migrated to the cloud with the option to easily build new ones.

AWS has been doing this for a decade, and you can find a vast library of reference architectures in the AWS Architecture Center that you can build into your deployment methodologies to expedite self-service.

AWS Direct Connect
For optimal security and performance, a direct connection into Amazon’s backbone is something your business should consider. Shamrock Consulting Group is a proud member of the AWS Partner Network and we guarantee the best price on direct connects from any office to any cloud (including GCP & Azure), at any speed, anywhere in the world.

GET THE GUARANTEED BEST PRICE ON A CLOUD DIRECT CONNECT

6. Ease of use

AWS has made the cloud learning curve incredibly simple by providing central coordination of services through both the AWS Management Console and the Web Services API, which is supported by lots of documentation.

AWS also offers a variety of entry level services free for 12 months. We highly suggest you dip your toe into the AWS water to get familiar with their vast ecosystem. Who knows, the next great application that will exponentially grow your business may just be a simple cloud deployment away!

Talk to the Experts at Shamrock About AWS

If you’re ready to migrate some or all of your services to AWS, you’ve come to the right place. Shamrock Consulting Group is an award-winning consultancy and one of the first adopters of cloud computing.

As you’ve seen, we think AWS is great. But every vendor has their own strengths and weaknesses, and a having a vendor-neutral consultant like Shamrock on your side is the key to making the best decision for your business. Our consultations and analysis are completely free, and we guarantee the best price on any cloud product from any provider.

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Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson is the Vice President and Senior Network Architect for Shamrock Consulting Group, an industry leader in digital transformation solutions. Since his departure from Biochemical research in 2004, Ben has built core competencies around cloud direct connects and cloud cost reduction, enterprise wide area network architecture, high density data center deployments, cybersecurity and Voice over IP telephony. Ben has designed hundreds of complex networks for some of the largest companies in the world and he’s helped Shamrock become a top partner of the 3 largest public cloud platforms for AWS, Azure and GCP consulting. When he takes the occasional break from designing networks, he enjoys surfing, golf, working out, trying new restaurants and spending time with his wife, Linsey, his son, Weston and his dog, Hamilton.

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