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Resilient and Scalable AWS Architectures: A Value Proposition for European Enterprises

By: Sriraj Singh Thakur

Publish Date: June 21, 2024

For European businesses, the cloud is now a significant catalyst of digital transformation and business growth. A McKinsey survey reveals that 95% of European companies acknowledge the value they get from the cloud, and more than one in three have moved over 50% of their workloads to the cloud.

Instead of building or expanding their on-premises technology infrastructure, companies can leverage ready-made resources offered by established cloud service providers. Adopting cloud infrastructure gives them access to evolved technologies with enhanced security, scalability, and performance and can drive down capital expenditure by adopting pay-as-you-go subscriptions.

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In December 2023, Gartner named AWS a leader in its 2023 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Cloud Platform Services. The platform is the longest-running Magic Quadrant Leader, winning this accolade for the thirteenth consecutive year. AWS is currently placed highest on the Ability to Execute axis.

For European organizations seeking a secure and compliant path to cloud adoption, AWS is a credible alternative within the multi-cloud environment, mainly because the EU has stringent data protection laws that require business data to be stored and processed within EU borders and subject to EU regulations. For businesses operating in the region, having a cloud service partner that adheres to these requirements while offering innovative and scalable solutions with multi-cloud integration flexibility becomes paramount.

With a vast regional network of data centers within the EU, AWS offers a shielded environment and complies with European laws, including GDPR. It holds certifications such as ISO 27001 and PCI DSS, giving businesses the assurance they need for data security and risk management. In addition, it deploys advanced measures, including encryption technologies and multi-layered cybersecurity controls, to keep data safe. AWS also offers transparency tools to businesses for monitoring data access and other activities within their cloud environment.

Accepting multi-cloud reality, AWS encourages open standards and simplifies integration with other cloud platform providers, including SAP. The multi-cloud and hybrid flexibility offered by the cloud provider enables businesses to get the services they need from multiple vendors while keeping their datasets secure within the EU borders.

AWS is known for consistent innovation. By continually investing in research and development, it keeps expanding its portfolio of cloud offerings and enhances its capabilities month-on-month. Its commitment to constant modernization ensures that businesses stay in sync with new solutions they need to meet the evolving expectations of their customers and employees.

Success Stories: How YASH and AWS Drive Digital Transformation

YASH Technologies is an experienced AWS Partner that provides global cloud transformation services. We respond to our customers’ dynamic digital transformation needs by giving them resilient abilities for data storage & integration, computing, analytics, DevOps, machine learning, and custom business applications. We are at the forefront of helping customers in Europe and other geographies maximize value from their AWS instances:

  1. Cost reduction and improved efficiency of SAP and non-SAP apps moved to AWS.

A construction materials company in Europe engaged our services after the poor performance of its private cloud architecture hosting SAP and non-SAP applications. The existing setup and networking solution failed to meet the organization’s productivity, compliance, reliability, and security expectations. With our intervention, the company decided to migrate to AWS based on our comprehensive cloud migration advisory, design, deployment, and administration services. Our approach involved a multi-phase plan utilizing proven technologies to evaluate, strategize, architect, implement, and manage the migration process. We employed AWS Control Tower and CloudEndure (MGN) to migrate, designing a multi-regional landscape for the critical SAP system to ensure high availability and disaster recovery capabilities.

The outcome was a well-architected, resilient environment for core SAP and non-SAP applications. By leveraging AWS’s flexibility to virtualize and modernize IT systems, the client reduced operations costs by 50%-60% and downtime by 45%-50%. It also recorded a 70%-80% increase in productivity and agility.

  1. DevOps to establish a centralized infrastructure automation process for better turnaround time and cost

A European company had to streamline its infrastructure provisioning process for its dairy-related business. It partnered with YASH Technologies to build a cloud orchestration platform for its newly designed apps. We set up an Elastic Container Service (ECS) on AWS Fargate to manage application workloads efficiently. There was a need for an automated application deployment lifecycle using CI/CD principles.

Our panel of AWS DevOps-certified containerization experts developed and onboarded new applications using end-to-end automated release best practices. They configured multiple environments on different AWS accounts. They leveraged infra-as-code to keep the infrastructure automated and scalable. They used a security-first approach with DevSecOps deployment, SSL certificates, and AWS Secrets Manager for infallible data security.

After implementing Fargate ECS, the company recorded a 28% reduction in its infrastructure costs and ease of scalability for peak business hours. The automated DevOps pipeline increased time-to-market for releases by 40%. The company also got the advantage of continuously monitoring ECS clusters, improving service reliability for routine operations.

  1. Cloud orchestration to automate infrastructure provisioning

A Scandinavian company needed support to set up AWS Control Tower to manage the account structure and hierarchy. The idea was to have proper infrastructure automation to help set up environments and be used for future projects. Using AWS-hosted infrastructure, we onboarded new applications with DevOps-based development practices for systematic and automated release. Once again, we prioritized security with DevSecOps implementation on a continuous build and release culture. YASH used infra-as-code for automation and scalability. The other AWS cloud services that helped us to finalize a highly available environment for the client’s applications include EC2, EKS, Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, CloudWatch, and Security Hub. The work also involved using open-source tools such as Terraform, GitLab, and SonarQube.

The AWS Control Tower installation helped apply guardrails for quick configurations, enabling the customer to reduce the time spent on new implementations. The serverless deployment lowered infrastructure costs by approximately 28%, besides providing the benefit of smooth scalability. With faster content delivery network solutions on AWS, latency was reduced on the client website, and SEO rankings improved.

Why Transition to AWS with YASH?

By transitioning their applications to resilient and scalable AWS architecture, many European enterprises have experienced simplified provisioning and consolidated IT environments. Additionally, some have found that AWS enhances their ability to test and operate cutting-edge technologies. The cloud infrastructure proves to be cost-effective due to its scalability and the flexibility it offers when moving away from on-premises data centers.

To know how YASH can support your AWS deployment, write to us at info@yash.com.

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