Executive summary Executive summary
Our client is a prominent bank boasting an extensive network of 260 branches and catering to over 2 million customers, including 170,000 SMEs and 600 large corporate entities.
The client needed to ensure a smooth and secure migration of their workloads from on-premises to AWS while ensuring that sensitive data remains protected at all times.
As an AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner, N-iX applied its extensive expertise to prepare and conduct a comprehensive Well-Architected Review. We helped predict high-risk issues and provided solutions for mitigating them with infrastructure improvements that could be completed at the early stages of migration. This helped significantly reduce the amount of time and resources required for addressing these issues, as compared to resolving them later on.
Success story in detail
The client was in the process of migrating their workloads from on-premises to the cloud to improve security, resilience, efficiency, and performance. Their preferred platform was AWS, so they were looking for an experienced AWS partner to perform a thorough Well-Architected Review of their infrastructure. This would allow them to identify high-risk issues and consider them in planning the next phases of workload migration to ensure the process is efficient and cost-effective. It would also ensure that all sensitive data remains protected from potential breaches and malicious activities.
N-iX has utilized the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) — a reliable and comprehensive framework that helps businesses facilitate their transition to the cloud. The Program consists of three main phases, namely, Assess, Mobilize, and Migrate and Modernize. We have conducted a comprehensive AWS Well-Architected Review, which was a crucial stage of the Mobilize phase of the migration process during the extension of the client’s infrastructure to AWS. The primary focus was to ensure security, resiliency, operational excellence, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
Specifically, we have reviewed three critical workloads: identity management, network firewall, and application. We covered 42 inquiries related to infrastructure and detected 16 high-risk issues that need to be fixed. We also covered 47 inquiries regarding security and performance and detected 17 high-risk issues in those areas. With the help of the AWS Well-Architected Tool, we have created a thorough report that included priorities, recommendations, and actions required to resolve the identified issues.
N-iX has conducted a thorough AWS Well-Architected Review of the client’s infrastructure prior to their migration to the cloud. We have provided a comprehensive report on our findings, which:
- Helped identify and mitigate high-risk issues to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud that allowed the client to achieve better efficiency, security, and resilience;
- Helped save a considerable amount of time and resources by allowing to address issues at an early stage instead of doing it during the migration process, when it would be more expensive and time-consuming.