Solution: AWS Cloud Solutions​

Company background:
Our client is a leading manufacturing company with a rich history spanning over three decades. With operations in multiple locations and a growing product portfolio, they recognized the need to modernize their IT infrastructure and operations. This transformation aimed to streamline their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, databases, and content management systems (CMS) while migrating these critical applications to the cloud, all while minimizing disruptions and cost.


Legacy Systems: The company relied heavily on outdated on-premises systems that were not scalable or efficient.​

Data Silos: Siloed data across various departments hindered cross-functional collaboration and decision-making.​

Cost Inefficiencies: Maintaining on-premises infrastructure incurred high operational and maintenance costs.​

Security and Compliance: The manufacturing industry demands rigorous data security and compliance standards that needed to be upheld.

As the solution architect, we proposed a comprehensive cloud transformation strategy leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address these challenges.

Technical Resources:

  • Solution Architect: Led the project, designed the cloud architecture, and oversaw the technical team’s work.
  • Cloud Engineers: Responsible for implementing and configuring AWS services, including Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, S3, Lambda, and more.
  • Database Administrators: Managed database migration and optimization on AWS RDS.
  • Data Analysts: Collaborated with cloud engineers to ensure smooth data integration and ETL processes.
  • Security Experts: Implemented AWS security best practices, including IAM (Identity and Access Management) configurations and encryption.
  • DevOps Team: Implemented automation for deployment, scaling, and monitoring using AWS CloudFormation and AWS CloudWatch.
  • Quality Assurance Team: Ensured the performance and reliability of the migrated systems.

Technology Stack:

1. ERP Migration:

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk for cloud-native application deployment
  • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) for database hosting
  • AWS Lambda for serverless functions
  • Amazon S3 for data storage
  • AWS Step Functions for workflow orchestration

2. Database Transformation:

  • AWS RDS (Relational Database Service) for database migration and management
  • AWS Data Pipeline for data movement and transformation
  • AWS Database Migration Service for database migration

3. CMS in the Cloud:

  • Amazon S3 for scalable content storage
  • AWS Lambda for serverless content processing
  • Amazon CloudFront for content delivery
  • AWS Elastic Load Balancer for load distribution

4. Data Integration:

  • AWS Glue for data integration and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)
  • AWS Step Functions for workflow automation
  • AWS Lambda for serverless data processing


Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): 

  • Cost Savings: The client achieved a 30% reduction in IT operational costs within the first year of implementation, driven by the elimination of on-premises infrastructure, efficient cloud resource utilization, and automation.
  • Scalability: The ERP system was able to handle a 40% increase in transactions and users without any performance degradation, thanks to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Improved Data Access: Data integration and modernized databases led to a 25% increase in cross-functional data access and a 15% reduction in data retrieval time.
  • Website Performance: The AWS-based CMS resulted in a 50% reduction in website load times, enhancing user experience and boosting customer engagement.
  • Security and Compliance: AWS’s robust security features, such as Identity and Access Management (IAM), VPC, and encryption, ensured the company met industry-specific compliance standards and experienced zero security breaches.
  • Reliability: The client experienced 99.99% uptime, minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted production processes.

This manufacturing company’s cloud transformation with AWS solutions has not only modernized their IT infrastructure but also delivered significant cost savings, improved operational efficiency, and data accessibility. The successful migration of critical systems to the cloud has positioned the company for sustained growth, agility, and competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. A dedicated and skilled team of technical resources played a crucial role in the project’s success by implementing the selected technology stack effectively.​ Is this conversation helpful so far?