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Nonprofit Drives Global Impact With Optimized Windows Workloads on AWS

About the Customer

Our customer is a nonprofit organization that operates in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Their mission is to address the global water crisis and equip communities with lasting access to clean water and sanitation services. They collaborate with local governments, businesses, and individuals to provide support for sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene systems.
Challenge

The Nonprofit Faced the Following Business Challenges

Reducing the costs of running workloads on their existing AWS environment.
Establishing a secure connection between their on-premises servers and AWS environment.
Incorporating AWS Well-Architected Framework best practices into their infrastructure for optimal performance.

They sought a solution that would help them optimize Windows workloads and maximize their performance on AWS.

Solution

Cloudelligent Drives the Nonprofit Organization Towards Success

1

Extracted the nonprofit’s unique performance and cost requirements.

2

Successfully deployed a highly performant, available, and scalable infrastructure.

3

Successfully deployed a cost-efficient and well-architected AWS infrastructure.

2

Performed an in-depth analysis of their architecture, applications, security measures, and data pipelines.

4

Established a secure link bridging their on-premises servers and AWS infrastructure thru Cisco Meraki VPN.

Key Amazon Web Services Used to Address Customer Challenges

Workflow

How Cloudelligent Successfully Tackled the Nonprofit’s Challenges

1

Implemented Cisco Meraki VPN to connect the customer’s on-premises servers with their AWS environment.

2

Deployed Room to Read's application on Amazon ECS (Fargate) within their production environment.

3

Integrated AWS Database Migration Service which facilitates the smooth migration of on-premises databases to the nonprofit's AWS environment.

5

Incorporated AWS Well-Architected best practices into our client's infrastructure.

2

Deployed Active Directory on Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows instances to manage the connectivity between the on-premises servers and AWS infrastructure.

4

Rightsized their Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows instances that were being underutilized in comparison to what was required.

6

Provide Managed Cloud Services for proactive issue identification, dedicated cloud-based support, and regular communication with stakeholders.

5

Provide Managed Cloud Services for proactive issue identification, dedicated support to their development team, and consistent communication with product stakeholders.

Results & Benefits

The Value of Our Customized and Well-Architected Solutions

Harnessing the expertise of our skilled team, we resolved the nonprofit’s challenges and helped them unlock a multitude of benefits.

Cost Optimization

Our team conducted an in-depth evaluation and then rightsized the underutilized Amazon EC2 for Microsoft Windows Servers. We also eliminated any zombie assets and applied cost optimization principles to the customer’s infrastructure, resulting in up to 40% reduction on their AWS bill.

Enhanced Performance and Efficiency

By integrating AWS Well-Architected Framework best practices, we enhanced the nonprofit’s infrastructure. A secure link is established between on-premises servers and AWS using a VPN source. We also enabled continuous monitoring via New Relic to optimize resource utilization.

Focus on Innovation

With Managed Cloud Services, our experts continuously manage, monitor, and optimize the customer’s AWS environment. This empowers the nonprofit to focus more on their core missions, and not worry about managing the underlying cloud infrastructure.
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