PROJECT AWS EKS – PROTECCIÓN S.A.

Containers
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PROTECTION started with the Project of deploying applications with Docker technology since the beginning of 2017, oriented at the time on fully OnPremise infrastructure that 3HTP accompanied from the management of all its middleware platforms.

In 2018 PROTECCIÓN started with digital transformation plans aimed at discovering and implementing Cloud strategies, and therefore undertook an analysis of the providers of this service that is leading in the market. In parallel, it initiated a call-up process to search for container management services in the cloud, from the most important vendors on the market, and it was there that 3HTP offered Protection the option of an analysis of the AWS Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)Container Management service.

Through the cooperative work between AWS and 3HTP,the customer was proposed to conduct a proof-of-concept to show the capabilities and benefits of using ECS container management services and in turn as a good customer strategy, some support, description, and integration with other cloud services that would allow PROTECTION to be considered in the assessment for their cloud service providers. Although the customer was already quite interested in the service delivered by another cloud provider, it was demonstrated with a hard technical work done in deploying an application as a test of functionality and scopes, that AWS ECS would deliver a higher-level solution and impact on their expectations for functionality and implementation.

Protection finally convinced of the solution, granted the service tender to 3HTP-AWS and designated two applications relevant to its operation, to be migrated from containers deployed in the OnPremise environment to the AWSCloud.

After the project designation and at the request of one of the team leaders, an evaluation was initiated with the intention of extending the scope of the project in terms of inter-cloud management, management and portability technology for cases requested by PROTECTION and from there the option of implementing the use of Kubernetes with the AWS Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service(EKS)service was proposed.