AXIS Group – Case Study
AXIS Group is an IT services and solutions company, focused on the data analytics and data management part of the IT Information Services spectrum. Their offerings are focused at helping organizations actually move the needle by unleashing the analytic potential across an enterprise, from top to bottom, and throughout the data life-cycle.
AXIS Group had a team of remote consultants which was made up of resources, specific to their ongoing projects. AXIS IT usually gave each of these consultants an AXIS IT asses (laptop), and provided access via their VPN to the AXIS network. There were numerous consultants across the board, on various projects. This created issues around IT asset management, reclamation, provisioning, and IT operations, but also created a business risk around data / IP leakage. AXIS Group needed to find a way to address these risks, with a solution that would not “break the bank”, while ensuring their requirements were met.
API conducted a 2 day workshop with the customer that consisted of a Layered Architecture for Desktop and Applications Delivery Assessment. Applications were inventoried and API found that the majority of the applications were online and SAS based.
API Systems proposed Amazon WorkSpaces as their end to end solution. Amazon WorkSpaces is a cloud based virtual desktop offering from AWS, which met all the requirements AXIS Group had. They were able to centrally manage the entire IT systems provisioning / access model, along with ensuring the data and IP on the systems was contained within a controlled environment. In addition, their IT operational burden was reduced, since Amazon WorkSpaces could be centrally managed and supported from a single source. API Systems also provided a portal, which automated the creation, deletion, modification of WorkSpaces, along with providing a dashboard for pro-active diagnostics across the environment; this proved to be a huge help to IT operations, but because this portal was self-service, many basic issues were resolved on the fly by end users themselves. API Created custom code to migrate users and perform post installation configurations. API’s deployment tool, Conn3ctOps was used to deploy and managed users.
API Services Provided : Discovery, Assessment, Design and Engineering, DaaS Feasibility Analysis, Deployment / Implementation, Operational Support
Number of Applications Deployed in Solution : 7 Applications
AWS Technologies Utilized in Solution : AWS WorkSpaces, API Conn3ctOps | Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, SNS. API WorkSpaces APIs