Supporting a large U.S Government Agency with Cloud Migration by training all development and application teams on Cloud tools and DevOps Best Practices.
Cloud Enterprise Architecture
Cloud Identity & Access Management
Multi-CSP / Hybrid-Cloud
First meeting: Focused on ensuring all team members had access to all necessary cloud automation and devops tools such as a) AWS/Azure console access, along with the associated Software Development Kit (SDK), b) Terraform installed in the development environment, c) Chef Server access, and Chef’s SDK, d) Enterprise Github access, and e) access to the Jenkins CI/CD server. By assembling the engineering teams and government approvers in the same location, approval issues and troubleshooting times were reduced from weeks of emails to a single morning meeting.
Second meeting: Provided initial code for Terraform and Chef so the team could create their own infrastructure to be automatically hardened, secure, and compliant with agency requirements. At the end of this meeting, the team had a repository in Github Enterprise so they could continue developing Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
Third and final meeting: Discussed cloud native application design with the Cloud Architect. They identified a goal to develop Jenkins pipelines for automated deployments and explored opportunities to use cloud technology to reduce operational requirements and focus on development.