Revitalizing Software Services with Cloud Migration

About the customer

Kerner Norland (KN) is a software application developer that has expanded to several countries, including Sri Lanka, India, and Australia. They have developed a software application that can outsource resources, allocate time, and allocate tasks, which they want to host and provide as a software as a service (SaaS) application. 

Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd faced challenges in maintaining its bare metal infrastructure, leading to difficulties in scaling operations and high maintenance costs. Their infrastructure’s limitations prevented them from harnessing the full benefits of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. This hindered their ability to leverage advantages such as increased scalability, streamlined resource allocation, automated software updates, and reduced maintenance overhead compared to an on-premises setup. 

Description of the services performed

Our team provided the following services to Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd for app redesign and on-prem to cloud migration:

  1. Infrastructure redesign: We redesigned the entire infrastructure to support a fully SaaS-based approach, addressing scalability and maintenance challenges associated with the bare metal infrastructure.

  2. Architectural design for high availability: We developed an architectural design that ensured the high availability of services, even in the event of system failures or disruptions.

  3. Implementation of scalability measures: We implemented load balancing, auto-scaling, and failover mechanisms to increase the scalability, resilience, and agility of the system.

  4. Proactive monitoring: We implemented proactive monitoring to identify and address issues before they escalate, reducing the likelihood of downtime or service disruptions
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  5. CI/CD implementation with Jenkins: We used Jenkins as the CI/CD tool to automate the building, testing, and deployment of software, streamlining the deployment process. 

Technology

AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB), Amazon NAT Gateway, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail & AWS Config.

The Solution and Achievements

Our solution addressed these challenges and achieved the following:

  1. SaaS-based infrastructure: We provided an end-to-end platform revamp to support a fully SaaS-based approach, enabling Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd to offer automatic sign-ins for services.

  2. Scalability and resilience: The implemented measures, including load balancing, auto-scaling, and failover mechanisms, improved the system’s scalability, resilience, and agility.

  3. Proactive monitoring: The proactive monitoring system enabled Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd to identify and address issues before they caused major problems, reducing downtime and service disruptions.

  4. Implementation on AWS: The use of native AWS services and infrastructure on the AWS platform ensured a cost-effective and scalable solution that integrated seamlessly with Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd’s existing workflows.

  5. CI/CD automation: The implementation of Jenkins for CI/CD streamlined the deployment process, reducing errors and inconsistencies during deployment. 

The Outcome

The solution provided Kerner Norland Pvt Ltd with a more efficient and cost-effective operating environment. It enabled them to scale their operations, offer automatic sign-ins for services, and improve the quality of services provided to clients. The utilization of AWS services and the implementation of proactive monitoring contributed to increased operational efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.