Company Name
NETSOL Technologies Inc.
Industry
IT Services and IT Consulting
Status
Public
Size
1,001-5,000
Location
Calabasas, CA
Website
netsoltech.com

NETSOL Cloud Services website faced challenges like latency, security, scalability, fault tolerance and backup in case of any disaster with its existing hosting provider. These challenges required moving the website to AWS with improvements using AWS best practices.

Problem Statement

NETSOL Cloud Services website, which is hosted on-premises, faced significant issues related to security, scalability, response time, and fault tolerance. These challenges limited the growth and success of the organization. Existing infrastructure did not adequately protect against security threats as well. This limits the ability to handle high levels of traffic, due to slow response times and lack of resiliency.

Proposed Solution Architecture

NETSOL Cloud Services Team proposed a solution to migrate the existing website to AWS, which provided better security, scalability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. We have successfully updated the name servers with the AWS ones now.  Once the request comes to DNS Provider it is directed to AWS name servers and then lands on a CloudFront distribution. It then distributes traffic to Application Load Balancer (ALB). The request is further distributed by ALB to the private EC2 using a NAT gateway. By using geolocation routing in Route53 and CloudFront we achieved minimal latency. Autoscaling is enabled to manage the scalability of traffic spikes at specific times of a year. Multi-A-Z made sure of high availability. AWS CloudWatch was used to facilitate monitoring and logging. To ensure that business continuity is maintained, a disaster recovery plan was created. Overall, the solution architecture ensured that the website was highly available, scalable, responsive, and secure. It was designed to effectively handle growing traffic and complexity while ensuring uninterrupted business operations during major incidents.

Outcomes of Project & Success Metrics

We were successfully able to migrate the website to AWS. We configured Geo Routing to direct users to the nearest server or content delivery network (CDN) based on their location. CloudFront was deployed to improve performance and reduce latency for users by caching and delivering content from edge locations closer to them, Application Load balancer is deployed to distribute the traffic spikes. AWS CloudWatch was implemented to facilitate monitoring and logging. The solution also met the identified RPO and RTO metrics for disaster recovery, ensuring fault-tolerance and resulting in minimal application downtime and improved business continuity. Moreover, the migration resulted in a significant improvement in application performance.

Lesson Learned

Streamlining logging with AWS CloudWatch can help ensure proper monitoring of website performance and security.