cost savings leveraging Ensono managed services vs. former in-house staffing model
reduction in spend via the migration of additional VMs to AWS
The client has been dedicated to bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity for over 125 years. As the leading talent development platform for the middle skills education and training solutions marketplace, it partners with employers to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America’s fastest-growing fields and professions. Through direct enrollment or via partnership with leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, it helps over 175,000 learners each year discover pathways to opportunity through skill training and accredited diploma, certificate and degree programs that matter in the world of work.
The obstacles faced
Through acquisitions the client was faced with the additional complexity of disparate systems. They found themselves dedicating significate time and resources to maintaining this infrastructure rather than focusing on innovation and revenue generating activities. To realize the full benefits of its recent acquisition, to reduce costs, and to innovate the student experience it provides, the client sought Ensono’s support to manage, and then later, rationalize, consolidate, and migrate its acquired business-critical infrastructure to public cloud.
Based on a full evaluation of the marketplace and Ensono’s expert guidance, AWS was selected as its cloud of choice for the migration of its acquired assets. As one of a few AWS partners certified to conduct a Well-Architected Review, Ensono worked through the frameworks’ five pillars and collaborated closely with the client throughout the process, running frequent review meetings to align on objectives and to ensure that areas for improvement were not just identified, but importantly, acted on. Based on the findings, Ensono began work to retire obsolete infrastructure and to migrate the organization’s on-premise applications, including over fifty of its virtual machines (VMs), from a colocation site to AWS public cloud.