Research and Development Enterprise Delivers Business Value Faster with Public Cloud

Taps ePlus’ AWS expertise and staffing capabilities to extend the reach of its team and support a maturing cloud practice

Business Challenges

  • The AI and robotics R&D company sought engineering expertise and project management to support multiple cloud and network initiatives running simultaneously with tight deadlines (including role-based access to AWS resources, network traffic monitoring and VPN tunneling).
  • The customer was challenged by unstructured account policies, limited policies in place, and manual application deployments.
  • It lacked best practices for security, networking, and identity access management.
  • Maintaining a lean staff, the company relies on external consultants to supplement internal talent.  It needed project management help to support three major office moves as well as a helpdesk engagement and virtualization consulting, assessment, and roadmap suggestions.

Why ePlus?

  • Strong engineering development team with AWS certified experience and infrastructure automation expertise
  • Blended approach and breadth of resources with in-house engineers and external recruitment to address the customer’s requirements for cloud, network, and project management support
  • Practice and account team in place for proactive support and rapid response time to meet tight deadlines

Solution

Cloud Services for Automation and Orchestration (Terraform and Ansible)

  • Solution architect and software developer-led support services
  • Solution validation and support (continuous integration/continuous delivery) with Jenkins
  • Custom development and third-party integration (Slack, AWS Lambda, Sumo Logic, Cloud Custodian, Amazon EKS, Reviewable, GitHub, CloudWatch, Confluence, JIRA, GitHub and Slack Webhooks)
  • Operations and administration for cloud tooling - Cloud Custodian (AWS), Sumo Logic, CloudWatch, AWS limit monitor
  • Consulting - AWS trusted advisor 

ePlus Staffing and On-Demand Services

  • Staffing Solution – Cloud, Software Development, Network, Agile Project Management
  • On-Demand help desk support: ticket remediation and end user support across three sites

Business Outcomes

  • Deliver business value faster (tasks accelerated from months to hours)
  • Enhanced efficiency with structured user management
  • Stronger security posture through scripting to enforce customer’s security policies
  • Able to scale by allowing IT staff to focus on business strategy and critical initiatives
  • Leverage multiple perspectives to extend internal talent and knowledge base
  • Respond quicker to business demands with better insight 

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