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Global Investment Management Firm

Growing Investment in Security & Automation.

Problem

This investment management firm had a strategy to migrate to AWS over the course of several years but lacked the in-house cloud expertise to perform the migration.

Goal

They wanted to get out of the datacenter business so their IT teams could focus on creating business value.

Solution

We designed an AWS environment to accommodate their cloud requirements, including critical security and automation needs, that scales for future growth.

About the Business

This global investment management firm provides a broad range of high value-added investment strategies in growing asset classes to sophisticated clients around the world. The firm includes over 400 associates totaling over $111.9 billion.

The Business Problem

The investment management firm had a strategy to migrate to AWS over the course of several years to take advantage of the platform’s mature and deep features, adapt greater agility to respond to business requests, and get out of the datacenter business so its IT teams could focus on creating business value. The company wanted to move with automation and cloud native solutions, where possible, from the start. However, the company did not have the experience or in-house cloud expertise required to assess their requirements and inventory, create a migration plan, or perform the migration.

The Solution

Based on AWS’ recommendation and 2nd Watch’s experience in the Financial Services industry as well as its AWS Financial Services competency, the investment firm chose to partner with 2nd Watch to complete the project.

2nd Watch performed a Pilot Cloud Migration, engaging its foundational architecture and migration planning strategy that has proven successful in the Financial Services industry. 2nd Watch designed an AWS environment to accommodate the investment firm’s cloud requirements, including critical security and automation needs, that scales for future growth.

2nd Watch delivered Terraform deployment scripts that the company can use and maintain for future use as they progress with their cloud migration. 2nd Watch also provided detailed documentation and implementation assistance for multiple security-based cloud assistance tasks including IAM Framework Strategy, AWS Config, baseline security requirements and best practices, and security hardening best practices. Additionally, 2nd Watch defined and delivered Security Controls for anomaly detection scripts using AWS code and Terraform wrappers.

The Business Benefits

The investment management firm is now able to deploy into AWS in a secure and compliant manner and has freed up its IT team’s time to focus on value-adding initiatives.