The Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is a regional leader and key partner in addressing global health challenges with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. GHI employs an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global health issues and aims to transform the global health dialogue by focusing on contextualized and sustainable solutions that are proportionally dependent on local and regional capacity.
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As an institute focused on addressing global health challenges, AUB GHI needed a robust and scalable solution to provide content delivery acceleration, auto-scalability, and redundancy for their applications including different workloads.
AUB GHI’s applications and workloads were hosted, initially, on-prem, yet the main challenges faced by their team included low performance affecting users’ experience, limited availability to serve global users, and scalability and elasticity constraints to keep up with unpredictable demand.
Without addressing those challenges, GHI’s ability to efficiently deliver its services and meet its objectives could be compromised.
Digico Solutions, with its team of highly certified Solutions Architects and DevOps Engineers, proposed a comprehensive solution for AUB GHI’s hosting needs on AWS.
Digico solution architects designed a solution that included a scalable architecture that leveraged operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and availability with a high focus on cost optimization.
Collaboratively working with the GHI team, Digico successfully migrated three workloads from on-prem to AWS. This was achieved by using a range of AWS services such as AWS Fargate, Route 53, AWS load balancer, AWS Cloud front, Aurora serverless, and a few more.
Digico solutions team also used Cloudformation for infrastructure as code, to create discrete modules enabling a frictionless handover of each component of the solution, along with automated deployment orchestration via CI/CD pipelines using three main AWS services: AWS code build, AWS code deploy, and AWS code pipeline.
The implementation of the proposed solution by Digico Solutions provided significant benefits to AUB GHI.
As a result, AUB GHI was able to host their different applications on AWS with improved speed, availability, and scalability, enabling them to deliver their services and meet their objectives efficiently.