Accelerated Cloud Adoption using DevSecOps

May 23, 2017 |

Cloud Computing gives users greater speed and flexibility and has already revolutionized the way we access computing power. As cloud becomes the new normal, it brings with it a new era of productivity and innovation in the education sector. Using the cloud to its full potential is tricky, and we at REAN Cloud have developed a unique set of DevOps methodologies to accelerate the deployment of cloud infrastructure and to rehost, refactor, and rebuild applications in an automated repeatable process, including pre and post deployment cost assessments.

REAN Accelerator Platform

The platform and methodology aim at delivering secure, agile, and reliable cloud services by facilitating the consistent creation of infrastructure and application builds. With a focus on prioritizing cloud adoption, we take the phased approach to migration at scale, which includes architecting, securing, and monitoring the cloud workloads. We will further delve into the Lift-and-Shift versus the Lift-and-Transform methodologies, talking about automated builds, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Pipelines, and an end-to-end solution to address the various stages of the DevOps lifecycle. The cloud adoption approach we recommend addresses pre-migration assessment, VM migration, deployment automation, test automation, compliance documentation, operations automation, and visualization of transformation metrics.

REAN Automation Framework
REAN Automation Framework

Test Driven Development

Another critical aspect of the DevOps methodology is the culture of constant monitoring and feedback allowing teams to leverage operational intelligence for continuous improvement. Data in today’s IT world is growing at a tremendous rate, and for many organizations, Data is the currency of the new digital economy. All the organization leaders and executives are looking for two aspects to the business in general: The ability to drive efficiency in parts of the business that are mature, and the flexibility to capture new opportunities, to meet new customer requirements and to grow revenue. To meet this need we have created a converged platform to get immediate, actionable insight from your organization’s data.

Benefits of the Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework, enables customers to review and improve their cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of their design decisions. AWS developed the Well-Architected Framework in order to educate their customers on architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective systems in the cloud. It helps you to understand the pros and cons of decisions you make while building systems on AWS.

The AWS Well-Architected Framework is based on five pillars—security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and operational excellence.

REAN Cloud’s experience in codifying cloud adoption principles into an Out-of-the-Box (OOTB) deployable framework has allowed organizations to scale at cloud speed. Our end to end methodology incorporates a Cloud Adoption Roadmap, Well-Architected Cloud Framework, with an emphasis on compliance.

The Solution and its Benefits

One of our education industry customers, Laureate Education Inc., wanted to improve their cloud-based architectures and better understand the business impact of their design decisions. They engaged REAN Cloud for this following effort. We provided them with recommendations for implementing a secure & compliant infrastructure, along with some architecture enhancements.

VPN Architecture
VPN Architecture

Automated deployments along with AWS best practices helped them gain from the true agility and affordability benefits of Cloud. The architecture was built for HA, Scalability, and Security. Cost efficiency was also observed in the design.

End Note

REAN Cloud, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and AWS Managed Services Partner, is a cloud-native firm with deep experience in supporting enterprise IT infrastructures and implementing continuous integration, continuous delivery pipelines. To learn more about building such scalable and secure solutions, please reach out to us at info@reancloud.com.

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