A Leading Canadian Company Chooses SecureKloud for Less DevOps Toil and Best Practices Baked Cloud Architecture

Executive Summary

The case study shows how SecureKloud’s cloud automation platform delivered optimum cloud architecture promising less DevOps toil for the client.


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Customer Challenge

The client Optimy’s applications were deployed on AWS and used some of the regular set of AWS services like CloudFront Distribution, Route 53, lambda, S3, code commit, code build, and code pipelines. Developed in Node.js and PHP, and backed by MariaDB for the database layer, our client’s applications were running on an Elastic Beanstalk environment in their single AWS account.

While the client had positive engagements with these applications, the lack of AWS security best practices led their applications to run in an immature state. Their infrastructure supporting the application needed refinement to support customer growth and continuously thwart attacks. Moreover, as their applications are public-facing, the lack of security and compliance controls could easily expose them to various web attacks.

Lack of in-house DevOps expertise deterred the client from efficient management of their cloud environment. Lacking the required in-house DevOps skills, the client was looking for a highly competent DevOps-as-a-Service partner as they were primarily challenged with hiring new DevOps resources.

Our Solution

SecureKloud shoulders DevOps responsibilities with a highly automated cloud foundation platform. With the desire to foster good DevOps practices and to free themselves from complex infrastructure challenges, the client decided to choose SecureKloud’s highly automated, fully secure, and compliant cloud foundation platform.

Being a one-stop solution for both DevOps automation and meeting all their security and compliance requirements, the platform easily manages infrastructure challenges and enables secure application deployments on the cloud.

To run the client’s applications on a secure and compliant platform, our team of engineers worked closely with them to rehost their entire application system, including the DevOps pipeline into our SecureKloud platform. We adopted a lift and shift strategy to redeploy all their applications into our environment.

By initiating a phase-wise migration plan, their applications were successfully rehosted in our SecureKloud platform in less than 14 days.

In the first phase, we quickly onboarded the client’s existing AWS account to our SecureKloud platform, and our expert team ensured that the process is hassle-free and smooth. With the platform’s infrastructure automation capabilities, we initiated infrastructure provisioning and created network topologies (VPCs, subnets, etc.).

For the second phase, we executed the application migration from their environment to our platform so that we can run them with the AWS best practices, thereby ensuring comprehensive security for their business-critical applications.

Results & Benefits

Optimy experiences a highly automated DevOps service, allowing them to focus more on application development rather than time-intensive infrastructure management, thereby saving time and costs.

The platform’s built-in security and compliance controls guarantee a secure cloud environment to run their applications without the need to hire a dedicated team of DevSecOps experts, which is hard to find and expensive.

Further to simplifying the client’s DevOps process, the platform has delivered business benefits such as:

  • 80% savings in the cloud operation costs through hyper-automation
  • 90% quicker go-to-market with a highly automated DevOps lifecycle
  • Optimized security and compliance measures to minimize risks associated with cyber attacks.