A client assignment to deploy a non cloud-native Telecoms Management System in an
Amazon Web Services Cloud environment.
Providing learnings and insights on the complexity and effort required to
do a commercial
lift of the Management System into the AWS
The approach taken was to follow a Proof of Concept Model and implement two
large vertical slices of system functionality, sufficient to provide insights
into all aspects of the functional challenge of transforming to AWS
The first step was to create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud with Public
and Private Networks , Internet and NAT gateways and an IPSec VPN for
connecting system to external systems.
The Management System ISO’s were converted to Amazon Machine Images and
these images were deployed as Amazon EC2 instances in the VPC. An Admin
Console was created to allow quick and easy EC2 instance
The vertical pieces of functionality were integrated and tested with
multiple technical issues to be resolved due to the non cloud-native nature
of the system under transformation.
Functional use cases were verified in the AWS environment with system
level verification to determine performance and latency characteristics.
Sidero teams interacted heavily with Amazon support and triggered changes
to the AWS Cloud Eco-system due to the unique nature of the assignment. The
working system was deployed over an 8 week period and monitored for
cost and operational effectiveness.
The summary results and learnings were used
at the highest levels in the Client Development
and Product Management Organisation to inform product roadmaps and make
long term decisions on the client’s cloud deployment strategy.