With a small IT team, Plusvital were aware that their AWS architecture may not conform to all best practices so wanted an independent review of their solution.

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The Challenge

Their solution had undergone a number of changes as the product offering developed so Plusvital were concerned that they may be paying for services that they were no longer using, as well as potential security risks. Given that the IT team had several ongoing responsibilities, the AWS review was not something they had time to carry out themselves.

The Solution

Ubertas Consulting conducted a Well-Architected framework review, which highlighted improvements that would benefit Plusvital within the six pillars (operational excellence, performance, reliability, security, cost optimisation and sustainability) of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

The Benefits

Ubertas Consulting implemented several recommendations to improve the security, scalability and performance of Plusvital’s workload, all whilst optimising cost. Utilising centralised shared services and accounts also helped to reduce the management overhead for Plusvital’s technical team.

Plusvital now benefit from having a separate development account that is isolated from their production environment. AWS Account users are now managed centrally for all accounts. Both of these initiatives have increased security and reduced the teams overhead. There is also a forecasted 20% reduction in monthly expenditure by removing un-utilised infrastructure.

About Plusvital

Plusvital‘s vision is to be a leading global equine science company. To that end, they have an ongoing multi-million euro genomic and nutrition research program with a focus on developing innovative products based upon strong scientific research to help empower the performance of their clients.

Plusvital has been a leader in equine nutrition since its formation in 1975, growing out of Ireland’s world-famous racing and sport horse tradition.

Plusvital now exports to over 30 countries and continues to focus on innovative nutraceuticals to support some of the most successful riders and trainers across the globe.

Why Ubertas Consulting?

Ubertas Consulting is a Cloud consultancy specialising in Amazon Web Services.

As an Advanced Partner, AWS Channel Reseller (Solution Provider Program) and Well-Architected Framework Program Partner, our mission is to assist companies drive innovation and build new capabilities through embracing Cloud-native technologies and modernising with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Our consultancy services span the breadth of AWS technologies and range from advisory through to full implementation as we assist customers in applying the foundations of Well-Architected to migrate and operate their mission-critical workloads in the Cloud.

To find out more about Ubertas Consulting and take your next steps to being Well-Architected, get in touch via the form below. We’d love to help.

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