The client wanted to deploy one of their core insurance applications on AWS as they needed quicker scaling to accommodate growth. The main goal was to create a totally new infrastructure from scratch and to improve deployment flow.
Some of the challenges were
- They needed a scalable architecture which will be cost effective and overcomes any spikes (if any) in visitor numbers.
- The company needed a solution that would not require significant investment to get started, but that would allow it to scale smoothly as PropEquity grew.
- Client said they wanted to make sure they could keep overhead low and avoid the need for traditional hosting environment as it wasn't feasible for them, and this is the reason they sought a cloud solution.
i2k2 demonstrated the capabilities, features and benefits of AWS to the customer to run their Workload on AWS. i2K2 helped customer to solution the architecture on AWS using EC2 and other AWS services as key services to run and optimize the Windows Workloads.
The customer Application is built on .net and IIS app server. It uses window server 2016 for hosting the application and MS-SQL server 2017 Web Edition as the backend database.
Why Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is a secure cloud services environment, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
By moving to AWS, organizations are realizing benefits such as a broad IT infrastructure, support for a variety of use cases, feature sets, enhanced visibility, and the ability to deploy globally within minutes.
Considering the customers' requirements for running scalable, fault tolerant web application, i2k2 proposed the solution architecture which included deploying their Windows based application and database to EC2, and integrated along with other managed AWS services. Key features of the solutions are
- Complete architecture has been deployed in AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to comply PropEquity with legislative requirements for customer's financial information to be retained within India.
- For the application servers we have configured application server on EC2 with MS Windows Server 2016 in private subnet.
- Application load balancer and Auto scaling groups are used to ensure high availability.
- For Database, MSSQL Server Web Edition has been configured on EC2 in private subnet.
- NAT Gateway has been configured for outgoing connectivity to EC2 Instances in private subnets.
- OpenVPN has been configured on Linux EC2 instances for secure connectivity to PreEquity team.
- System Manager is configured for patching the server & Microsoft applications on Amazon EC2 instances.
Key AWS Services Used
- VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) | NAT Gateway | Application Load Balancer | KMS
- System Manager| IAM User |CloudWatch| CloudTrail | SNS
- EC2 Instances for APP Server | EC2 Instances for OpenVPN Server
- EC2 Instances for DB SQL Server | GuardDuty
- WAF | S3
- Deployment Time: By running infrastructure on AWS, PropEquity team experience the launch develop environments fast.
- Highly Scalable: By deploying infrastructure on AWS, PropEquity team increased their agility and ability to scale the environment quickly as per the requirement
- Compliance: Using the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region has also enabled PropEquity to comply with legal requirements. They are also able to take advantage of advanced security services of the cloud like automated patching and firewall.
- Innovative: PropEquity Team can now innovate much better with the AWS infrastructure as they don't have to worry about the infrastructure. They have the full freedom to make use of the opportunities provided in the cloud, and in the cloud, innovations happen on a regular basis.
As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner & Managed Amazon cloud services provider, i2k2 provides comprehensive folio of cloud solutions along with prompt and reliable support. Our partnership with AWS goes several years back, even before we formalized our association with the company in 2013. Key reason to choose i2k2 was 20 years of proven business. Talent is vast due to extensive IT exposure in India.
About i2k2 Networks
i2k2 Networks is the No.1 Dedicated Web Hosting company in India and a trusted name in the IT cloud hosting services industry that offers a full gamut of cutting edge enterprise solutions which drive business in today's Internet-powered world. Our folio includes Dedicated Servers, Cloud Hosting- Public, Private and Hybrid, Data Center Services, Business Email Solutions, Managed IT Services, Backup, and DR Solutions, DevOps Services, Cloud Enablement, Enterprise Hardware solutions, and various other integrated services. A team of dedicated and professionally driven IT experts conversant with diverse client requirements are available 24x7x365 to provide extended support. With superior technologies to host, design and develop high-quality websites and applications, we ensure to deliver unmatched value to our clients.