COA Networks

COA Networks is a IT solutions company, focused on the development of custom applications for companies ranging from the SMB to the Enterprise. Their business focused solutions aim at providing innovation across various business functions, in order to increase efficiencies and productivity, while reducing total cost of ownership.

COA Networks is a IT solutions company, focused on the development of custom applications for companies ranging from the SMB to the Enterprise. Their business focused solutions aim at providing innovation across various business functions, in order to increase efficiencies and productivity, while reducing total cost of ownership.

COA Networks had a development team which was made up of a numerous temporary resources and independent consultants, that would work in their own AGILE flavored development framework. There were frequent joiners and leavers on the team, based on expertise needed at specific phases of a project / initiative. This created numerous challenges from an IT systems provisioning standpoint, not to mention increased burden on IT operations, and the total cost of ownership (TCO), for the development team as a whole. COA Networks needed to find a way to streamline their IT footprint across their development teams, while centralizing IT operations and related elements…including securing their source code from being “baggage” that went along with the contractors.

API Systems proposed Amazon WorkSpaces as their end to end solution. 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 Created custom code to migrate users and perform post installation configurations. API’s deployment tool, Conn3ctOps was used to deploy and managed users.

Results were very positive, and addressed the requirements COA had. They were able to centrally manage the entire IT systems provisioning / access model, along with ensuring the data and code on the systems was contained within a controlled environment. In addition, their IT operational burden was reduced, by a portal API Systems provided, which automated the creation, deletion, modification of WorkSpaces, along with providing a dashboard for pro-active diagnostics across the environment. IT Support for the development teams was also reduced, due to the stability and agility of the WorkSpaces platform, as a whole.

API Services Provided : Discovery, Assessment, Design and Engineering, DaaS Feasibility Analysis, Deployment / Implementation, Operational Support
Number of Applications Deployed in Solution : 15 Applications
AWS Technologies Utilized in Solution : AWS WorkSpaces, API Conn3ctOps | Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, SNS. API WorkSpaces APIs

AXIS Group

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 lifecycle.

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

Red Paladin

Red Paladin is an IT services company, focused on the providing clients infrastructure and cloud services. Their offerings span the entire life cycle of infra / cloud projects, ranging from discovery to planning / design, implementation, migration, and managed services.

Red Paladin is an IT services company, focused on the providing clients infrastructure and cloud services. Their offerings span the entire life cycle of infra / cloud projects, ranging from discovery to planning / design, implementation, migration, and managed services.

Red Paladin had numerous clients, across the SMB sector, that they provided virtul desktops to, via their own VDI / DaaS type offering. They had all the infrastructure for these virtual desktops spread across 2 data centers, and had a small team managing the day to day operations. As the number of virtual desktops increased, along with some of them needing high tech specifications and capacity, the associated costs of hardware, licensing, and support / maintenance also increased. Red Paladin needed a way to reduce costs, the operations burden, and still provide a quality service offering to their clients.

API Systems proposed Amazon WorkSpaces as their end to end solution. 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 Created custom code to migrate users and perform post installation configurations. API’s deployment tool, Conn3ctOps was used to deploy and managed users.

Results exceeded the expectations of Red Paladin. With the migration to Amazon WorkSpaces (a cloud based virtual desktop offering from AWS), Red Paladin was able to drastically increase their TCO (total cost of ownership), while enhancing the user experience for their clients. End result was over a 40% reduction in costs, and the ability for them to re-purpose the VDI hardware to another storage based solution they are now selling to their clients. All in all, they experienced over a 70% cost turn-around, and did not miss a step, in terms of delivering quality and performance to their end users. Red Paladin also implemented API Conn3ct (BETA), which automated the management of the entire WorkSpaces population, via a “single pane of glass” approach.

API Services Provided : Discovery, Assessment, Design and Engineering, DaaS Feasibility Analysis, Deployment / Implementation, Operational Support
Number of Applications Deployed in Solution : 30 Applications
AWS Technologies Utilized in Solution : AWS WorkSpaces, API Conn3ctOps | Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, SNS. API WorkSpaces APIs

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