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Aero and Defense Manufacturing: GovCloud Engineering for a Major Defense Organization

Aero and Defense Manufacturing: GovCloud Engineering for a Major Defense Organization
  • Challenge

    This US government defense organization with a responsibility for coordinating complex activities around the globe is the first to initiate migration of its cyber domain to a commercial cloud provider to improve mission assurance and reliability while strengthening information technology efficiency and effectiveness.

    The customer needed a repeatable framework consisting of tools, processes and methodologies for securing, migrating, refactoring, and redeveloping existing applications into a government-approved commercial cloud environment. This environment also required a secure DevOps solution to support continuous delivery models to rapidly modernize existing and new applications.
  • Solution

    • Established an SCCA-based Advanced Foundation in AWS GovCloud environment
    • Build and tested High Availability for each application
    • 59 nodes redeveloped
    • 300 nodes refactored
    • Transformed legacy development practices to modern DevOps pipelines
  • Outcome

    • Moving to AWS and transforming applications to utilize a modern infrastructure has streamlined operations, allowing greater focus on core mission support
    • Improved system resiliency, performance and scalability
    • Improved availability to operational information for troubleshooting and security incident response leveraging Dashboard Accelerator
    • Automated pipeline-based deployments leveraging Deploy Accelerator drastically improved the ability to update and patch systems rapidly in response to vulnerabilities or other security threats


Partner: Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud services, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers – including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises and leading government agencies – are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile and innovate faster. AWS has the most extensive global cloud infrastructure. The AWS Region and Availability Zone model has been recognized by Gartner as the recommended approach for running enterprise applications that require high availability.

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