Telangana State’s ITE&C Department Migrates 33 Districts’ Workloads to AWS, Achieving Virtually Zero Downtime
Unlocking the Benefits of the Cloud by Migrating to AWS
The ITE&C Dept. uses IT to achieve effective, efficient governance and to promote economic and social development in the state of Telangana, which is home to nearly 40 million people. As part of a government-wide digital transformation strategy, the department wanted to shift its focus to innovation instead of managing its on-premises data center. By migrating to the cloud, the ITE&C Dept. would be better equipped to support growing traffic from Telangana’s government departments, save taxpayer money by using compute resources more efficiently, and help prevent downtime to the government’s file management system application. In addition, gaining more security features to protect government applications was an important prerogative for the department. “We knew it was time to move toward the latest emerging technologies, including the cloud,” says Srinivas Pendyala, director of e-government initiatives at the ITE&C Dept.
Alongside Dataevolve, the ITE&C Dept. created a proof of concept that would demonstrate the success of running its file management system application on AWS. Since many configurations were hardcoded into the ITE&C Dept.’s legacy application, fine-tuning the proof of concept took nearly 1 year. “With the help of Dataevolve and the AWS team, we were able to debug and reconfigure the application to run on the cloud,” says Madasu Kishore, consultant at the ITE&C Dept. “After we saw that we could achieve the security, scalability, and availability that we needed, we formalized our migration to AWS and decided to migrate our other applications as well.”
Mr Srinivas Pendyala
Director of E-Government Initiatives, ITE&C Dept, Govt of Telangana
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- Migrated 33 government districts’ workloads with virtually no downtime or data loss
- Achieved virtually 100% availability
- Reduced compute costs by 30%
- Can automatically scale to add a new server within 5 seconds
- Simplified infrastructure management
- Improved security and visibility
- Increased staff productivity
AWS Services Used
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) offers the broadest and deepest compute platform, with over 500 instances and choice of the latest processor, storage, networking, operating system, and purchase model to help you best match the needs of your workload.
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps you maintain application availability and allows you to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to conditions you define.
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) automatically grows and shrinks as you add and remove files with no need for management or provisioning.
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) gives you full control over your virtual networking environment, including resource placement, connectivity, and security. Get started by setting up your VPC in the AWS service console.
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