UPBOCW 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 suggesting 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 definitely take serious action against the decision-maker.
Why Amazon Web Services (AWS)
AWS is a secure cloud services environment that offers compute power, database storage, scalability, and reliability of the workload and resources. The above said challenges can easily be removed by using the auto-scaling of the instances which will ensure the availability of the resources as per demand at any particular time. On the safer side, we can also plan a redundant site which will help to balance the load all the time and ensure seamless functioning as expected by the client.
Considering the customer's requirements for running scalable, fault tolerant web-site, 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)
- To meet the needs for HA, scalability, and development agility, i2k2 suggested UPBOCW to have its website on
- 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
- For Database, MSSQL Standard Edition has been configured on RDS servers with high
- For the load balancing the redundant infra proposed in other AZ
- OpenVPN has been configured on Windows EC2 instances for secure connectivity to
- 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
Key AWS Services Used
- VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) | NAT Gateway | Application Load Balancer | WAF | KMS
- System Manager| IAM User |CloudWatch| CloudTrail | SNS
- EC2 Instances for APP Server | EC2 Instances for OpenVPN Server
- RDS for DB SQL Server | GuardDuty | Route53 | Lambda
- Trusted Advisor | Standard Shield | Secret Manager
- Speed & Performance:High traffic on website, with the help of Load-balancing architecture we were able to run the website smoothly. In case of extremely huge traffic condition the autoscaling handles it easily and never let the website down. The performance dramatically increases like the problem was never been there.
- Low Latency: They have also been able to keep latency within a few milliseconds to ensure services operate in a timely fashion and deliver a high- quality customer experience. Elimination of responsibility for non-core competency resources.
- Reliability:Utilization of industry- standard best practices with Highly efficient infrastructure with auto-scaling groups to allow the compute capacity to handle the dynamic load and support structure to address changing business needs under Service-level- driven performance targets.
- Time & Cost Management:UPBOCW has also cut the time and expense of managing its IT because most of the AWS infrastructure is used in pay as you go model and can scale when required.
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.