Strategic DoD Agency gets Rapid Results by Moving to Cloud





Nancy Green, Vice President – Business Development | LinkedIn


ASSYST’s client, a Fourth Estate defense organization, has a mission to develop a strategic partnership between DOD, the national security community and eligible U.S. Citizens to address a human capital need for experts in the fields of language, regional expertise, and global culture. The goal of their office is to enhance the capacity of the federal sector’s ability to deal effectively with challenging global issues of the 21st century.


From a technology perspective, this customer wanted a solution to manage a portfolio of web applications and communications that is highly reliable and scalable. Among other items on their wish list, they wanted a partner to handle seasonal grant applications and conference registration surges with no service interruptions. Their previous infrastructure and hosting provider was unable to meet the expectations, and the agency had challenges with uptime, scalability, and speed.


As a trusted technology partner, ASSYST evaluated multiple options to meet the agency's requirements and ultimately recommended Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the best provider for a reliable, secure, flexible, and scalable solution. Our customer is currently leveraging multiple AWS GovCloud services, including but not limited to, the following:


  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • CloudFormation
  • Database Migration Service
  • CloudWatch
  • CloudTrail
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Lambda
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Glacier



Migration to AWS GovCloud helped bolster capacity, efficiency, and speed. Beyond shifting the workload, this successful GovCloud initiative has enabled the agency to deliver IT services at the speed of business and lowered their total cost of ownership.

The overall solution benefits include:

  • the ability to make quick system and network configuration changes from the AWS management console.
  • no need for hardware purchases to change major system components like processors, memory, or storage.
  • a stable platform enabling future program growth and demand.
  • optimally managed disaster recovery and continuity of operations practices.


ASSYST's solution met security, compliance, scalability, and speed requirements. AWS’ GovCloud environment provides a reliable, scalable, and effective platform that is capable of supporting the agency's mission. Our team was instrumental in ensuring a smooth migration, transition, and deployment of historical data and application environments into the AWS GovCloud. ASSYST continues to provide the kind of reliability and service that ensures our client’s mission continues without interruption.

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