Cloud303 helped L3Harris migrate training/demo for their in-house built imagery data analysis software, ENVI, from Frame to AWS AppStream 2.0. The implementation was further integrated with their Learning Management System by using Serverless Application Model on AWS to expose APIs.
Cloud303 began by presenting a proof of concept to Harris to run ENVI on AppStream. ENVI has heavy computing and throughput requirements so a high powered Graphics G4dn instance type was used. Persistent storage with great performance was also required for ENVI hence FSx for Windows was leveraged with appropriate Group Policies to map the appropriate folders.
Serverless Application Model was leveraged to build an API backend in order to integrate with L3Harris’ Learning Management System. This API backend along with AWS AppStream 2.0, allows the LMS to provide a live demo/lab after completion of theoretical material. The API backend provides capabilities such as specifying desired number of nodes to provide AppStream 2.0 streaming resources for a session, creating AppStream 2.0 users, streaming URLs, among others.
In addition, Cloud303 created a calendaring system for the training program, allowing Harris to easily send invites, play demos, and send streaming URLs at scheduled times to everyone participating in the training.