CloudSwarm's tried and true processeses are built on state of the art tools and methodologies that have consistently delivered successful cloud migration and hybrid cloud integration projects at some of the largest corporations in North America.

Through the use of proven, repeatable, and automated processes and workflows based on standardized templates and industry certified best practices, our experts ensure your public cloud migration or hybrid cloud integration project is a success, saving you time, money, and resources.

What We Do
Performing a successful migration to the cloud isn't simply about migrating existing application workloads in order to reduce costs. A successful migration to the cloud involves the aquisition of new skills and new ways of thinking that leverage the unique capabilities of the cloud.

CloudSwarm certified architects, engineers, and project managers consistently deliver projects at scale. Our experts accelerate the migration process, reduce costs, eliminate rework, and ensure that your cloud project is a success.

How Can We Help?

  • Business case ROI assessments
  • Application dependency mapping
  • Workload analysis and migration planning
  • Reference architectures
  • Best practices
  • Staff augmentation
  • Migration planning and execution
  • Application re-factoring
  • Business process re-engineering
  • Project management
  • Performance and cost optimization
  • Knowledge transfer and training
Successful public or hybrid cloud deployments start with a solid network and security architecture that provides the foundation upon which business critical applications are deployed. Most cloud deployments that fall behind schedule or fail are due to poor initial network design and/or faulty security architecture and implementation.

Our experts have been engaged by some of North America's largest corporations and premier educational institutions to remediate late or failed cloud deployments allowing your organization to benefit from lessons learned so as to avoid critical mistakes and costly rework.


  • AWS VPC and Direct Connect design
  • Route 53, Infoblox, IPAM and DNS integration
  • IAM, AD, LDAP, SSO deployment and integration
  • CloudFront CDN and edge caching
  • CloudWatch monitoring systems integration
  • CloudTrail/CloudWatch SIEM integration
  • Certificate and key management
  • Palo Alto, Cisco ASA and WAF integration
  • ELK Stack and Splunk integration
  • Data Dog and Nagios integration
  • Lambda Edge development and integration
Our AWS certified architects, engineers, and project managers are professionals who have both breadth and depth of experience and hands on expertise across all AWS services and technologies including:

  • Cloud Migration
  • AWS Advanced Networking
  • Big Data
  • Analytics
  • Application Migration
  • Application Refactoring
  • AWS Security Best Practices
  • Automated Deployment
  • DevOPS CI/CD Tool Chains
  • HA/DR Cross Region Deployments
  • Blue Green Release Environments
  • Enterprise Systems Integration

Areas of Expertise

  • IAM, EC2, EBS, EFS, ECS, Fargate, Kubernetes
  • EFS, S3, Glacier, and Storage Gateway
  • RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, and Redshift
  • Lambda, Lambda Edge, Step Functions
  • Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation
  • CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline
  • CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Application Discovery Service
  • VPC, CloudFront, Direct Connect, and Route 53
  • SQS, SNS, SES, and Service Catalog
  • Athena, Elastic Map Reduce, Kinesis, and Data Pipeline
  • Database Migration Service, Server Migration, Snowball
  • API Gateway, SWF, and Machine Learning
  • Mobile Hub, Cognito, Device Farm, Mobile Analytics
As Red Hat certified consultants who have worked as members of Red Hat Professional Services, we can help you navigate the complexities of OpenStack, OpenShift, and CloudForms deployment and integration ensuring a successful implementation and rollout.

Once deployed we work with your organization to transfer the knowledge and skills required to operate and maintain the deployed solution and provide continued support for upgrades and refinement of services and capabilities over time.


  • OpenShift multi-master HA cluster deployment
  • OpenShift application refactoring and migration
  • CloudForms hybrid cloud deployments
  • CloudForms Automate development and integration
  • OpenStack architecture and deployment
  • Neutron SDN network design and deployment
  • Cinder and Swift enterprise storage integration
  • Ironic bare metal and Heat automation
  • Ansible Tower deployment and automation
  • RHSN deployments and upgrades
  • RHEL/RHEL Atomic/CoreOS
For many organizations, adoption and use of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) DevOPS methods, tools, and best practices is required to stay competitive in today’s application-centric world.

If you are new to DevOPS we can help you deploy and adapt modern DevOPS tool chains and processes to transform your software development and infrastructure as code deployment processes anywhere along the CI/CD curve.

If you are further along on the DevOPS capabilities maturity model, our seasoned experts can plug right into your existing processes providing value on day one.


  • Jenkins, GitLab, Bamboo
  • Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack
  • Packer, Terraform, Kitchen, Vagrant
  • CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy and CodePipeline
  • CloudFormation, OpsWorks and ElasticBeanstalk
  • Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, and Shell
  • Docker, Swarm, Mesos, and Kubernetes
  • KOPS, Helm, Etcd, and HAProxy
  • Linkerd/Namerd, Istio, and Prometheus
  • Kasparov, Marathon, Kafka, Zookeeper
  • Git, Subversion, and Artifactory
  • Ant, Maven, Gradle, Foreman, and Cobbler
How We Do It
There are many obstacles involved in successfully deploying a private, public, or hybrid cloud solution within an enterprise including: skills and knowledge gaps, network integration, security, application refactoring and migration, CI/CD tool chain integration, cost optimization, and business process re-engineering.

Our experts have been there done that and can help your business navigate the challenges that can keep your business from realizing the substantial benefits that a private, public, or hybrid cloud solution can bring. Using agile methodologies and state of the art know how we can help you design, implement, operate, and maintain a solution that solves your business problems securely and cost effectively.

Our Partners

Who We Are
CloudSwarm is an Amazon AWS Advanced and Red Hat Premier technology and services partner that offers a full spectrum of Amazon AWS, Red Hat OpenShift, Ansible Tower, OpenStack, CloudForms, and DevOPS CI/CD automation consulting services to network service provider and Fortune 500 clients throughout North America. Our experts combine extensive public, private and hybrid cloud architecture, engineering, application migration, and operational experience with state of the art DevOPS know how to provide our customers with fully automated cost optimized solutions to their business problems.
CloudSwarm engineers are highly experienced and sought after experts that are all vendor certified in their areas of expertise. In many cases, CloudSwarm engineers are the very same individuals you might get going through a vendor's professional services organization or an IT staffing agency at a significantly marked up cost. By contracting directly with CloudSwarm you get access to the same experts that you would going through a vendors professional services organization at a greatly reduced cost.
Ron Cotten - Founder and Managing Partner

Ron is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in software development, systems integration and large scale systems architecture and design. Ron has held senior development, engineering, architecture, and executive management positions in startups as well as Fortune 100 companies including senior engineering and leadership positions at Sun Microsystems and Level 3 Communications. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Honors from the University of Colorado as well as numerous patents and certifications in the areas of autonomic computing, cloud computing, and computer systems engineering. Ron is an active member of the IEEE, ACM, and USENIX.
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