Terry Beavis | Thursday, March 7th, 2019
HMRC required the Customs-Declaration-Service(CDS)-development/delivery-mechanism migrating from Fujitsu-Private-Cloud to AWS.
Our consultants developed an implementation-plan, conducted Proof-Of-Concepts(POC), then migrated the CDS-CI/CD-processes, automated-testing/mocking-framework, environments and existing Integration-Services to AWS.
We added RedHat/WSO2 upgrades and completed everything in four-weeks; without any disruption to CDS-delivery-schedule.
We subsequently added features including: S3, RDS, EC2, EBS, clustering, Availability-Zones and Virtual-Private-Clouds; providing value-for-money/resilient-infrastructure. We conducted containerisation-POC (Docker/Kubernetes) for MASP-Project. This is all scripted using Terraform/Ansible.
The AWS-based-system saves infrastructure-costs, is scalable for additional CDS-environments and is used by other programmes/projects; including Border-Systems-Programme/MASP. This re-use/scalability reduces costs further.