Kevin Derman is a specialist in Cloud Technology, Enterprise Software, Marketing and Channel Management.
Russell Warne is a specialist in Cloud Technology Enterprise tools and driven by ensuring customer happiness.
We solve business problems using the hyperscale cloud.
That means building and executing cloud adoption strategies, migrating workloads, deploying new resources in the cloud for strategic projects, applying advanced services and architectures such as AI/ML, IoT or block-chain and managing those deployments to achieve cost and governance goals. Although our choice is AWS, we offer optimisation for Microsoft Azure, GCP and private cloud environments too.
We're fuelled by the possibility that cloud brings to organisations and spend every day applying our skills and experience to make this a reality for our clients.
Kaskade is headed up by Kevin Derman and Russell Warne who have been at the forefront of cloud technology in South Africa for the past seven years. Their combined IT experience of over 40 years in the industry, offers a wealth of knowledge for the benefit of Kaskade’s clients.
Kaskade is part of the Global Micro Solutions Group and is a Level 2 BEEE provider.
Tired of inconsistent availability, poor performance and high support costs, an international import/export company looked to Kaskade to migrate workloads from on-premise, hosted and other public cloud locations into AWS. Consolidating databases, rightsizing resources and re-platforming resulted in availability exceeding 99.99% and 30% cost reduction. Another client reported a 300% performance improvement post- migration.
After failing to get a project off the ground on-premise, a global business directory turned to us to deploy multiple workloads rapidly and securely. Systems were available to start building the application environment within days, turning around almost a year of wasted time. Security and pro-active governance applied through AWS best practices and CloudHealth ensured the required compliance.
Gathering data from IoT devices scattered through the country, delivering data in the required formats and drawing that through machine learning models for anomaly detection and visualization was proving a tricky task for this company of data scientists and engineers. Combining DevOps practices with AWS AI and IoT services, we delivered a start- to finish data ingestion, transformation, analysis and alerting platform for their innovative business.
A chain of luxury lodges wanted to upgrade their operations system while also taking advantage of running it in the cloud for increased accessibility and elasticity. Using DevOps methodologies along with custom development work for the integration, the system was live within a few weeks. Linked to this was the deployment of an in-room information system which delivered media and info from cloud sources to local devices with complete control and security.
Disaster Recovery environments in the cloud for hosted workloads.
Other recent projects include media website auto-scaling solutions, Sentiment Analysis Dashboard for PR, Visual Recognition for Events and Reception facilitation, Voice- based news flash, a quality control SaaS application
migration and much more.
Our team of experts have decades of technology and business experience and is certified in a multitide of cloud skills. These skills range from cloud governance to cost optimisation. We are not limited to cloud skills only, but have an internal DevOps team ready for making your systems needs a reality.
Our Cloud Architects will help develop your company's computing strategy and support your application architecture and deployment in cloud environments.
Our business analysts will guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. In addition, they will ensure communication between IT and business is clear and understood.
Our Data Scientists will ensure that the collection and cleaning of data meets your company's purpose while using machine learning and ai tools to provides systems that automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.
Our Cloud Developer Specialists will collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage code releases.
Knowledgable team with great support. Their product designed to save costs also helps.
Great service and skill to support the product. They went the extra length to get us up and running and are always available to assist. great working with them.
"Happy with the service."
I am happy with their service. Everything was done on my favor and every service was delivered exceptionally.
"I am just so impressed by the team!"
I am just so impressed by the team that has serviced me. Due to this I am confident that I will grow with them because they were there with me from the start and it only makes sense that when I get bigger they get to reap the benefits of putting their brand behind me when it was all just a vision.
"Always keen to help and advise."
Working with Kaskade and the rest of the Kaskade team has been amazing. They intuitively understood what I would like simply from seeing my logo. They’ve used incredible foresight in developing my website and it’s looking absolutely amazing. They are always keen to help and advise and I would definitely recommend their services to others.
From start to finish, the setup process was quick and efficient. They know exactly what they’re doing! Once we’d selected the correct theme, loading the content was also pretty speedy and all my hassles and questions were resolved efficiently with no fuss. The team really make you feel like they want to make the best possible product for you, which is a rare thing to find, especially when you (as the client) aren’t as clued up on the tech as they are.
"Incredible job with our website."
AWS did an incredible job with our website. They went beyond our expectations. I would recommend them for a professionally well designed online platform.