Case Study - Housing & Urban Planning Department, Uttar Pradesh

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About Customer

Industry: Government

Housing is a basic human requirement of any civilized society. With the growth of urbanization, cities have been expanding alarmingly in the last few decades, which has resulted in a haphazard growth of urban areas as well as an acute housing shortage. Housing and Urban Planning Department was established to ensure the planned development of urban areas and create an enabling environment to provide affordable housing. The multiplicity of urban laws has always been a nightmare for the urban populace. Lack of information and transparency in official transactions were some of the factors responsible for this state of affairs. The Department has taken a step to reach the citizens to make them aware of the laws, policies, programmes, and procedural simplifications carried out.can you reform this information as in have to use this for case study about the company

Current Infrastructure

The Housing & Urban Planning Department in Uttar Pradesh is grappling with several challenges stemming from its aging IT infrastructure. As the existing system ages, maintaining it has become increasingly arduous, hindering the department’s ability to effectively support its growing operational needs. Compounding the issue is the limited scalability of the current infrastructure, posing a challenge in accommodating the department’s future expansion requirements.

Moreover, the high operational costs associated with the current infrastructure present a significant hurdle. These expenses are not only straining the department’s budget but also impeding its ability to allocate funds to other critical initiatives. Additionally, there are looming security concerns with the aging infrastructure, raising the risk of potential breaches and putting sensitive data in jeopardy. Recognizing these challenges, the department is considering a transition to AWS, aiming to address these issues and enhance its overall operational efficiency and effectiveness.

The Challenge

The Housing & Urban Planning Department is one of the leading Government real-estate and construction organizations. As they have tenders opened day-by-day for their new sites and a lot of visitors come over the website and fill up the tender online, download the forms, pay the money, file the complaints, make the withdrawal request, and the much more public activity performed. The traffic is just uncertain and cannot guess by anyone, that how many visitors will be there over the website. This is the challenge where they cannot decide the infrastructure to be implemented as there is no upfront demand by the websites to run seamlessly but yes sometimes it goes too much high consumption of resources and in that case, they are helpless in handling this kind of situation. This client needs serious help in optimization in their infra where cost is not an issue if performance will be as per expectation. This mindset is a plus point for us as we don't have cost as a bar while suggestin g the best services of AWS for this client. Being a government organization, they have the strict guidelines to choose the government IT organization as a service provider, but they are in such pain which forced them to take the out of box decision and choose some capable and experienced consulting partner to get help and resolve this kind of technical hurdle and manage the seamless performance in all aspects. Apart from the above said challenges they also have major concerns related to the security of such critical infrastructure. As they are not following the government guidelines so they are fearing about the security as if there will be some breaches then Government will take serious action against the decision-maker.

Solution

Considering the customer's requirements for running scalable, fault tolerant website, i2k2 proposed the solution architecture which included configuring their Website to EC2, database on RDS in Load balancing infrastructure and integrated along with other managed AWS services. Key features of the solutions are.

  • Complete architecture has been configured in AWS (Mumbai) Region.
  • To meet the needs for HA, scalability, and development agility, i2k2 suggested UPBOCW to have its website on AWS.
  • For the application servers we have configured IIS Web server on EC2 with Windows Servers in private subnets.
  • Auto Scaling for web servers enables to scale its EC2 capacity automatically depending on predefined conditions.
  • For Database, MSSQL Standard Edition has been configured on RDS servers with high availability.
  • For the load balancing the redundant infra proposed in other AZ
  • OpenVPN has been configured on Windows EC2 instances for secure connectivity to UPBOCW
  • As other services SNS for Notification, Cloudwatch for monitoring, Cloudtrail for logs, Secret Manager for Password/Keys protection, KMS for Key management, GuardDuty & Standard Shield to enhance protection, Trusted advisor for security assessment and suggestions are deployed.

Security

  • 1. AWS WAF is provided to protect apps and APIs against bots and exploits that consume resources, skew metrics, or cause downtime
  • 2. AWS GuardDuty is deployed for threat detection and it also continuously monitor the infra to detect any kind of malicious activity
  • 3. AWS Standard Shield is also provided to protect from the DDOS attack and safeguard the applications running on the AWS infra
  • 4. Important instances are kept in the private subnet and user access can be provided by using VPN
  • 5. AWS Security Hub is deployed here for security posture management service that automates best practice checks, aggregates alerts and supports automated remediation.
  • 6. To ensure the AWS best practices we have also deployed the AWS Trusted Advisor
  • 7. Access Management and Security of Keys achieved using the KMS and Secret Manager
  • 8. MFA is also implemented to provide an extra layer of authentication.

Resiliency

  • 1. A multi-AZ infrastructure has been architected for this customer
  • 2. Snapshots are being taken properly with a defined frequency and kept within S3, as-per-required retention period

Other Service

SNS

SES

CloudWatch

CloudTrail

System Manager

Config

Solution Architecture
Who we are?

Your Trusted Technology Partner:

Established in April 1999, with just a few customers and 4 employees, i2k2 Networks has now grown into a leading data center and web hosting company with more than 4000 customers across the globe. At i2k2, we work on a philosophy of commitment toward our customers and take total ownership to keep the customer's application online and make data secure. We get motivated by our customer's success and help them to scale their business with cutting-edge technologies and requisite expertise.

Why i2k2?

Our strategy

Cloud Computing – We are highly proficient in cloud hosting serving more than 4000 Corporates with 14000+ VMs and Physical servers mainly in India.

Cloud Consulting – We are adept at delivering solutions on public cloud, private cloud, and Hybrid cloud. We are partners with AWS, Azure, Google, and other cloud providers.

Our mission
Focus to service our customers and create products that are extremely user-centric and solution-oriented with a highly-skilled technical team and a vast experience in the technology space, we have been developing products that are solving real-life issues that can service the masses

Our vision
We offer tailor-made solutions and services so that businesses can leverage the maximum benefits through us. We ensure that the delivery and quality parameters are met and remain committed to the best possible customer experience

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