AWS EKS Project – PROTECCIÓN S.A.
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PROTECCIÓN started with the application implementation project with Docker technology at the beginning of 2017, oriented at the time on totally OnPremise infrastructure that 3HTP accompanied from the administration of all its middleware platforms.
In 2018 PROTECCIÓN began with digital transformation plans aimed at discovering and implementing Cloud strategies and therefore undertook an analysis of the leading providers of this service in the market. At the same time, it began a call process to find container management services in the cloud, from the most important providers in the market and it was there that 3HTP offered Protection the option of an analysis of the AWS Amazon Elastic Container Service Container Management service (ECS).
Through the cooperative work between AWS and 3HTP, the client was proposed to carry out a proof of concept to show the functionalities and benefits of using the ECS container management services and in turn, as a good strategy for the client, it also began to show the compatibility, description, and integration with other cloud services that would allow PROTECCIÓN to take into account in the evaluation for its cloud service providers. Despite the fact that the client was already quite interested in the service delivered by another cloud provider, it was possible to demonstrate with the arduous technical work carried out in the implementation of an application as a test of functionality and scope, that AWS ECS would deliver a higher level solution and impact on your expectations for functionality and implementation.
PROTECCIÓN, finally convinced of the solution, granted the service tender to 3HTP-AWS and designated two relevant applications for its operation, to be migrated from containers deployed in the OnPremise environments to the AWS cloud.
After the designation of the project and at the request of one of the team leaders, an evaluation was started with the intention of expanding the scope of the project in terms of management technology, administration, and portability between clouds for cases requested by PROTECCIÓN and from there The option of implementing the use of Kubernetes with the AWS Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) service was proposed.