10-8 Systems provides computer-aided dispatch software (CAD) and records management solutions (RMS) for a variety of public and private companies including law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire, and private security. Beginning in a small colocation facility, 10-8 Systems’ rapid growth made AWS a clear choice for migration. Their regulatory requirements also made GovCloud the ideal solution for their application.
10-8 Systems were running their application from an on-premises facility. However, as their growth continued, it became evident that such an arrangement would no longer be feasible. As they onboarded new customers, they started to deal with state and local government (SLG) regulations that necessitated a more robust security profile, and assurances that sensitive data would be protected. Their rapid growth also meant that scaling requirements necessitated a more flexible approach.
Cloud303's engagements follow a streamlined five-phase lifecycle: Requirements, Design, Implementation, Testing, and Maintenance. Initially, a comprehensive assessment is conducted through a Well-Architected Review to identify client needs. This is followed by a scoping call to fine-tune the architectural design, upon which a Statement of Work (SoW) is agreed and signed.
The implementation phase kicks in next, closely adhering to the approved designs. Rigorous testing ensures that all components meet the client's specifications and industry standards. Finally, clients have the option to either manage the deployed solutions themselves or to enroll in Cloud303's Managed Services for ongoing maintenance, an option many choose due to their high satisfaction with the services provided.
Cloud303 - an AWS Premier Consulting Partner - migrated their application to GovCloud and also future-proofed their deployments by using managed services and autoscaling, as well as creating CloudFormation templates to simplify additional deployments.
Cloud303 worked with 10-8 Systems engineers to get a handle on their existing infrastructure and guided them through the migration into the cloud. More than a lift-and-shift, Cloud303 provided guidance and created the infrastructure necessary to scale the application as needed.
It was clear that not only would the on-premises facility become untenable from a scalability standpoint, but also from a financial perspective. By moving to AWS GovCloud, 10-8 Systems’ deployments were not only ready for their rapid growth but also right-sized at every stage.
In the database tier, Cloud303 leveraged CloudEndure to replicate the architecture and data from 10-8 Systems on-premises facility to AWS. A three-tier VPC consisting of a web-tier, application tier, and database tier was deployed using CloudFormation.
In the application tier, Linux -based EC2 instances were spread over multiple availability zones for high availability using auto-scaling groups. EBS volumes were set to take snapshots every five minutes with a 14-day retention policy.
In the database tier, Amazon Aurora was used as it could handle loss of up to two copies of data without affecting write availability and up to three copies without affecting read availability.
Working with 10-8 Systems was especially rewarding because their software serves essential public and private sectors, from law enforcement to emergency medical services. We knew we had to get it right the first time. Now, 10-8 Systems has an infrastructure that can effortlessly scale to meet demand, ensuring they continue to provide vital services seamlessly.
10-8 Systems now have plenty of government contracts thanks not only to the application itself but to the high-performance, flexible infrastructure backing it. They were able to grow very quickly without too much engineering overhead. They were able to do so without being concerned about whether their infrastructure complied with various government regulations.
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