About TruConnect

TruConnect is a mobile and wireless internet service company that gives low-income households free phone and wireless internet services through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

The Challenge

Keeping their AWS environment lean in preparation of uncertain market conditions

  • As the VP of IT for TruConnect, one of Juan Aguirre’s responsibilities includes managing the company’s cloud infrastructure and AWS environments. With uncertain market conditions, rising prices, and inflation, Juan strives to improve TruConnect’s IT services while also keeping costs as lean as possible, without sacrificing stability and growth potential.
  • To achieve these goals, TruConnect decided to completely review the company’s AWS architecture and multiple environments, the first of which was built all the way back in 2016.
  • TruConnect needed a partner to perform a Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR). This top-down review performed by AWS-approved experts would help them optimize their environment, cut unnecessary costs, and improve overall performance.
  • And the best part? The WAFR is entirely reimbursed by Amazon, so the review would cost TruConnect nothing—and potentially save them thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs.

The Solution

AWS-certified professionals to review and optimize their environment

  • Cloudnexa’s Amazon-certified specialists leveraged AWS funding to perform a comprehensive
    review of TruConnect’s account, starting with their oldest environment.
  • They looked at every single layer of TruConnect’s AWS footprint and built a roadmap to optimize
    their environment, including recommendations for security, cost-efficiency, and workload
    optimizations, as well as recommendations for headless services.
  • The cost optimizations that Cloudnexa suggested were certainly valuable, but Juan and his
    team especially appreciated the review’s focused on performance optimization, speed, and
    operational excellence.
  • Cloudnexa helped TruConnect cut costs. But most importantly, they helped TruConnect reshape
    its AWS environment to be better positioned for growth and future opportunities.


$84,000 in annual savings opportunities uncovered within two weeks

  • Within the first two months after their Well-Architected Framework Review, TruConnect saw a cost savings of $7,000/month.
  • They’ve since ramped up their AWS use and increased their costs, but Cloudnexa’s WAFR allowed them to do so efficiently, prioritizing business value and long-term growth opportunities. TruConnect’s AWS environment is lean and ready for any market uncertainty in the near future.
  • Cloudnexa’s review also opened up other ideas for services that could benefit TruConnect in the long run. The review opened up previously unexplored opportunities for the company, including using SageMaker and increasing its headless services.
  • Now that TruConnect’s seen what Cloudnexa can do, they’re excited to use their services to optimize their remaining seven AWS environments as well.

About Cloudnexa and AWS

Cloudnexa represents limitless potential with the power to transform small businesses into industry leaders and scale global organizations into agile innovators. At Cloudnexa, we help you harness that potential and leverage it to achieve any goal you can imagine. We engineer solutions for success on your terms.

Next steps

To learn more about how AWS and Cloudnexa can help your business, visit www.cloudnexa.com