Tejas Bavishi, Principal Architect at BSIL, explains why the company decided to use Amazon Web Services (AWS): "AWS provides its users a rich feature set and highly reliable infrastructure. In addition, BSIL's Cloud Centre of Excellence has, over a period of time, developed expertise on the AWS platform. Both of these factors resulted in BSIL executing work on the AWS platform."
The Grass Roots Group, a key customer of BSIL, was exploring the option of migrating one of their projects to a public cloud infrastructure to prove the concept. BSIL incorporated AWS as part of its internal architecture for an accessories project for one of The Grass Roots Group's major telecom clients. Various AWS components like Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with Auto Scaling, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (Amazon ELB), Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) were used as part of the architecture (see diagram).
The AWS Auto Scaling SDK was used as part of the deployment configuration. The following programming languages and tools were also used to build this solution:
Bavishi notes: "The entire execution was carried out under the guidance of BSIL's Cloud Centre of Excellence along with the AWS technical team." Bavishi adds, "BSIL's development team was able to execute this assignment on the AWS platform in less than four person-weeks. BSIL and The Grass Roots Group expect significant savings from the implementation in terms of reduced capital and operating expenditures."
Harmeet Singh Chhabra, CTO APAC at The Grass Roots Group, comments: "The team consulted and helped us to seamlessly migrate some of our existing applications onto the AWS cloud platform within a short span of four weeks. We were interested in proving the concept of hosting our application in the cloud. We found the process straightforward and the results very powerful, particularly the up-scaling and down-scaling of infrastructure needs in a dynamic way. Working with BSIL and AWS has given Grass Roots a good understanding of how the cloud can benefit our business."
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Added August 15, 2011