Improving infrastructure for a leading health optimizing application

Details

Client

Heads Up

Health & Fitness

Services Provided

  • AWS Well Architected Review 
  • Infrastructure Hardening 
  • Operations Dashboard 
  • Centralized Logging 
  • Security Updates Automation 

Technology

  • AWS WAF 
  • AWS CloudWatch 
  • AWS Inspector 
  • AWS System Manager  
  • AWS Guard Duty 
  • AWS RDS (Postgres) 
  • AWS Elastic Kubernetes Services 
  • AWS Application Load Balancer 
  • AWS CloudFormation 
  • AWS EC2 
  • AWS CloudTrail 
  • AWS Athena 
  • AWS S3 

Performed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well Architected Review and improved platform’s security and reliability

Challenge

Heads Up has created a powerful health and performance dashboard application which empowers people to take control of their health and optimize performance. They are constantly looking to scale their platform to provide additional services for consumer health optimizers and health care professionals. To fulfill their vision, they needed to ensure a secure and reliable infrastructure to support existing services, as well as, create a foundation to support scalable growth. Security was of paramount concern given their platform manages personal information and health related data.

Solution

Heads Up initially engaged with IntraEdge to perform a top-to-bottom assessment of their existing infrastructure and application services. IntraEdge’s AWS Professional team helped Heads Up by:

  • Identifying gaps in security, operations, and reliability.
  • Performing the AWS Well Architected Review for application and infrastructure, providing recommendations for security, operations, cost, reliability, and performance.
  • Improving security posture for Heads Up by hardening their existing infrastructure with services like AWS GuardDuty, Systems Manager Automation, AWS Inspector, AWS Config, and Trusted Advisor.
  • Improving operational excellence with services like AWS Cloudwatch, Athena, and Systems Manager.
  • Creating a foundation for future service offerings and advanced DevOps pipelines using AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service.

Outcome

The project successfully completed at the end of March 2020 with all planned items delivered on time. We were also able to accommodate ad hoc client requests with minimal impact on delivery schedules. The project resulted in a more secure application and a manageable and robust infrastructure.

Additionally, the automation that was implemented reduced the time that developers had been spending on infrastructure issues so they could prioritize their focus towards application development and delivery.

Stephen Henrie, the Head of Engineering for Heads Up, worked closely with IntraEdge. “I have been very impressed with IntraEdge and their willingness to partner with our organization during our initial engagement with them. I have enjoyed working with the entire team, they have really gone the extra mile to dig in and understand the needs of our business and to help us level up our application’s security and reliability. I look forward to working with them in future phases.”

Due to the success of this project, Heads Up is looking to partner with the IntraEdge Managed Services team for their cloud infrastructure management.

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