IT modernization using state of the art cloud solutions


Overview


Organizations are adopting cloud strategy for complete standardization and automation to successfully modernize their IT platforms. The cloud adoption has increased rapidly and cloud based spending is expected to grow at more than four times. Organizations are increasingly moving towards a cloud-first strategy to build and run critical business applications faster. Cloud services such as AWS, attracts many organizations due to their stated features; pay-per-use, ability to scale up or down based on demand, self-service, resiliency etc. All these benefits are expected to lead to much lower IT costs, faster time-to-market and better service quality compared with traditional IT offerings.


Challenges


Our client, is a leading travel service provider wanted to refactor their current IT infrastructure and application layers to a modern cloud strategy. To ensure business needs, security must be baked into all business critical applications. Company had to create a clear business case for legacy-application modernization, outlining cloud adoption schedule, and adopting foundational solutions to make the transformation easier. Moreover, the application was not scalable to meet ever-increasing demand and there were challenges in accessing the applications from multiple locations.


Solution Highlights


StarOne IT partnered with client to implement a modern AWS based EC2 cloud platform to modernize their IT landscape. The solution also included enablement of Amazon RDS database to meet the increasing load and demand. The EC2 provided on-demand, scalable computing capacity in the AWS cloud to run client's business critical applications. EC2 also supported launching as many virtual servers as the organization needs, allowing scaling up or down when there is an increase or decrease in demand.


Benefits


For strategic gains, companies are now opting to move to cloud to leverage the scalability, reliability and the higher order functionality it offers. With adoption of cloud, the web servers running client applications are now accessible from multiple locations. Launching RDS database has eliminated the challenges related to large number of read/writes. With RDS, heavy queue length to database server is controlled hence issue of database slowness is resolved. With unlimited scalability, any number of users can now access the web servers. Enabling auto scaling allows servers to scale up and down based on usage and demand pattern with minimum operating cost.