“It goes back to our innovation tech team, which is building more and more products and using AWS as the main ingredient in a lot of these projects. Security is always top of mind, so it’s important that our team feels secure prototyping there.”
AWS environment increases speed and agility
Cloudnexa has the knowledge and experience that M Booth needed to plan, design, and perform the migration and then optimize the environment. As an AWS Premier Partner, Cloudnexa can also leverage AWS funding as part of the Statement of Work, which helped reduce out-of-pocket costs for M Booth. This enabled them to advance their cloud-readiness when a large migration might otherwise not have been in the budget.
For M Booth, the move to AWS will occur across two phases:
Phase 1 – Migrating into the AWS cloud. Cloudnexa helped M Booth perform the migration. They leveraged Amazon FSx for Windows File Server with Native Multi-AZ Deployment features to “lift and shift” M Booth’s on-prem infrastructure to the cloud. They also introduced emerging technology, including Okta for built-in, scalable authentication.
Phase 2 – Migrate dev workloads into AWS, with a special focus on compliance and
automation. During the upcoming Phase 2, Cloudnexa will help M Booth streamline SIEM
logic and build out automated workflows to enforce compliance controls and improve
“For us, it’s all about clarity and meeting deadlines. That’s where Cloudnexa excels. Clear communication was critical in realizing our goals and establishing expectations. Another selling point was Cloudnexa’s AWS funding capabilities. Without that, I don’t know if we would have been able to proceed. So it was a no-brainer.”
Saving time and money during migration
With Cloudnexa’s help, M Booth’s migration to AWS went smoothly. Now, M Booth has the infrastructure to support future growth, including built-in security and compliance controls, and fully-managed cloud support.
Alfredo estimates that, by partnering with Cloudnexa, M Booth saved hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars during the migration. He also says that the project might not have come together at all without Cloudnexa’s AWS funding.
Next, Cloudnexa and M Booth are embarking on Phase 2. This phase will introduce even more cost savings for M Booth, as Cloudnexa helps them build out time-saving automation.
“I felt comfortable enough that we didn’t even finish Phase One before we were talking about Phase Two and we wanted to accomplish there. Normally, I don’t even do promotional interviews for vendors, but we feel really highly about working with Cloudnexa and the ongoing relationship with them.”