Credera UK

Building an AWS platform to host existing internal IP applications

Credera needed an AWS platform that was highly secure, easily managed, and aligned with the latest AWS best practices.

At a Glance

Credera needed a new AWS platform for internal app development. Since the existing platform was set up, AWS has released many new services and updates. Our internal cloud team designed and built a new platform based on AWS’ current multi-account reference architecture and best practices.

The Challenge

Developing an accessible AWS platform at pace.

There had been a significant increase in the number of staff joining the organisation since the setup of the existing platform, amplifying the need for a platform that was easy to use, access, and develop on. This included a large increase in the size of our engineering function.

This shift also meant that our engineers needed access to a sandpit environment to test ideas and concepts in a controlled environment.

The Solution

Building a new AWS platform using best practices.

Our cloud team designed and built a new AWS platform with cutting-edge AWS technology. This platform was defined as Infrastructure-as-Code, written in Terraform, and deployed via a Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery/Deployment (CICD) pipeline, leveraging GitHub Actions.

The team developed the account vending machine capability, allowing for AWS account creation to be automated with a small amount of code.

The platform was integrated with the existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), providing a seamless login process.

The Results

A cost-effective enterprise-grade cloud platform.

Credera can now create and deploy AWS accounts in the new platform in under ten minutes, configured with full security.

We also have a set of templates consisting of thousands of lines of code, which can be easily adapted to fit specific client use cases.

Each account costs around £4 per month to operate, which is extremely cost-effective for an enterprise-grade setup.

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