HES Case Study - Embracing the AWS Well-Architected Framework

Results Highlight

  • Highly Available and Scalable Infrastructure
  • SOC 2 Compliance
  • Streamlined CI/CD Processes

Architecture Stack

Assembling the right systems and processes on an ecosystem to drive innovation and success on any project we take on.

AWS Fargate
AWS QuickSight
AWS Lambda
AWS Aurora
AWS Route 53
AWS GuardDuty
AWS SecurityHub
AWS Control Tower

NX1 (Former CITADEL)

Human eSources: Unlocking Potential through Innovation

Human eSources pride themselves on connecting individuals to fulfilling career and educational paths by leveraging their unique passions and potentials. Their journey towards enhancing and scaling their impact encountered technical limitations. Their legacy infrastructure, while foundational to their initial success, began to limit their agility and scalability.

Recognizing the importance of uninterrupted services to their mission, Human eSources embarked on a strategic transformation with Cloud Assembly, NX1 and AWS.

The Challenge

Paving the Way for Sustained Growth

Human eSources commitment to security and service excellence prompted a thorough evaluation of their technological framework. Through a detailed AWS Well-Architected Framework review, we identified areas for improvement within their system's architecture. This included an assessment of their use of AWS Native services like AWS Beanstalk, AWS Cognito, and AWS RDS, alongside other components.

Previously, a portion of their applications relied on older infrastructure that was no longer supported by AWS, posing challenges to both their growth and the scalability of their services. Addressing this, their recognized the imperative for an infrastructure upgrade that not only supports their expansion but also ensures the continued delivery of secure, reliable, and efficient services to their stakeholders.

The Process

Navigating Modernization with Precision

Our journey towards modernization was characterized by careful planning and a phased execution strategy, designed to ensure minimal disruption. The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) was instrumental in harmonizing stakeholder expectations and crafting a clear roadmap for transitioning to a robust, forward-thinking infrastructure. By leveraging the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), we developed a new infrastructure that was not only compliant, secure and scalable but also cost-efficient, laying a solid foundation for high availability and future growth.

The Results

Achieving a Smooth Transition and Operational Excellence

Our strategic overhaul culminated in a state-of-the-art infrastructure that not only aligns with their SOC-2 international standards requirements but also streamlines their CI/CD processes. Accordingly to Keith Gaudreau, Vice President of Product Strategy at Human eSources, this evolution has significantly accelerated their deployment capabilities and scalability, underscoring the value of a meticulously implementation of AWS Well Architected Framework in boosting operational efficiency and security. Key achievements include:

  • Infrastructure as Code: Empowering rapid, consistent deployments.
  • Compliance and Security: Successfully meeting stringent SOC 2 standards.
  • Scalability: Establishing a robust, scalable architecture to support future demands.
  • Enhanced CI/CD Pipeline: Optimizing their CI/CD workflows, which has led to a 70% reduction in deployment time, enabling us to deliver innovations faster and more reliably than ever before.

Results Highlight

  • Highly Available and Scalable Infrastructure: This new infrastructure has positioned their organization to support their growth and adapt to future demands seamlessly.
  • Security and Compliance: Working towards achieving SOC 2 compliance, a testament to their dedication to upholding the highest standards of security and privacy.
  • Streamlined CI/CD Processes: Their CI/CD processes have been optimized for efficiency, enabling faster and more reliable software delivery, significantly enhancing their teamoperational agility.

State of Art Architecture

Their architecture stack was designed to foster innovation and ensure success across all their projects. By integrating leading technologies and processes, we've created a dynamic ecosystem that drives excellence!


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