Peregrine Energy Group helps organizations make better decisions about their energy usage. The company offers unique expertise in energy data analysis and provides guidance to help customers that manage multiple buildings and complex energy challenges understand their energy picture, manage their energy costs, and achieve their energy goals.
To Drive Optimal Application Performance in the Cloud for Customers, Peregrine Energy Group Trusts G2 Tech Group
Peregrine Energy Group delivers energy data analysis reports to customers through cloud-based applications hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the applications integrate with a database server hosted by a third-party data center. As the internal systems administrator—who monitored and managed both the application and database infrastructures—planned to depart, Peregrine found itself needing another way to ensure the two cloud environments would continue delivering reliable energy analysis to customers.
Sam Gechter, Vice President of Product Management and Operations for Peregrine Energy Group, decided this was the perfect opportunity to turn to an outsource partner to manage and monitor the two cloud environments. In addition to eliminating the cost of hiring and employing a full-time systems administrator, Gechter also hoped to more efficiently manage the cloud environments.
To find a reliable cloud management and monitoring partner, Gechter considered multiple firms but chose the partner introduced by AWS: G2 Tech Group. In addition to demonstrating expertise in managing and monitoring cloud environments, G2 distinguished itself from the other firms in consideration. G2 Managed DevOps specifically offers the flexibility to manage and monitor cloud infrastructures hosted not only by AWS, but also by other third-party hosted environments. That’s exactly what Peregrine needed.
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Customer: Peregrine Energy Group
State of Business Prior to G2 Engagement: Internal systems administrator who managed and monitored cloud environment had recently left the company.
Problem Definition: Eliminate the need to hire a new systems administrator resource while also ensuring optimized performance for customer-facing applications.
Proposed Solution: G2 Managed DevOps and the CloudHealth cloud management platform.
Outcome: Peregrine avoids paying the salary and benefits of an internal systems administrator. IT team also enjoys peace-of-mind that G2 ensures customer applications perform optimally 24×7.
G2 provides preconfigured scripts that make configuration clean-ups a lot easier. Another G2 service that plays a key role for Peregrine is the use of the CloudHealth cloud management platform. CloudHealth gives Peregrine a better understanding of what drives cloud computing costs and where the company can make changes to save on costs.
Backed by consulting expertise from G2, CloudHealth provides Peregrine with integrated reporting, infrastructure configuration recommendations, and active policy management. These capabilities help control cloud costs and optimize the performance of the Peregrine infrastructure.
The G2 partnership has generated several key benefits for Peregrine:
- Ensures optimal performance of cloud architectures supporting applications and databases delivering services to customers.
- Eliminates the salary and benefits cost of hiring an internal systems administrator.
- Provides access to experts who can advise on cloud computing best practices that further optimize application and database performance.
- Determines the exact compute resources required for each server instance that’s needed during the software development, test and production lifecycle.
“With G2 managing our cloud environment, we have more confidence that our architecture is configured correctly, such as security groups being set up and managed properly,” says Gechter. “G2 also advises us on the best practices for how systems should run in AWS—we usually find out what we need to know in 10 minutes rather than spending hours researching best practices on our own.”
But the biggest benefit of the G2 partnership according to Gechter is that he doesn’t have to worry about applications at night or over the weekend: “I just check my email the next day, and if a system went down, I can see that G2 worked with AWS to get it back up and running quickly—without involving me. If something breaks, they take care of it, which gives us peace-of-mind, knowing our customers can always access the energy reports they require.”
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