AWS was chosen due to its support of the workload requirements. The Cloudreach team delivered a full migration of the overall IT landscape. This was completed with zero impact on the business in terms of disruption and downtime and ensures cost optimisation for the customer’s infrastructure going forward.
Security was a priority in this project, with account and access management a key focus. As such, the Cloudreach team successfully delivered a Landing Zone with a Multi Account Strategy that ensured a secure, hierarchical account architecture in line with best practices.
AWS IAM ensured a password policy was defined in line with organisational best practices. Security groups, network access control lists (ACLs) and flow logs were utilised to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in the VPC.
AWS CloudTrail was implemented to maximize effectiveness for auditing purposes working in sync with AWS Config to record configuration changes, for traceability purposes.
The team also delivered secure and reliable, full mesh connectivity across UK offices and AWS Cloud.
The Cloudreach team developed an automated migration pipeline to move any virtual machine from on-premise to the cloud. This enabled the customer to start the migration with one click and view progress using Microsoft Team.
The team also ensured a secure and repeatable infrastructure using Infrastructure as a code (IaC) via AWS CloudFormation across multiple accounts, thanks to Sceptre.
Performance optimization was achieved by migrating MSSQL on windows to AWS RDS with Active Directory authentication using AWS Directory services.