“Through a structured process of applying the principles of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, ENRA Group are now well placed to operate at scale and continue to innovate” says John Lacey, Managing Partner at Ubertas Consulting.
About ENRA Group
ENRA Group offers a broad range of specialist lending solutions to homeowners, professional property investors, developers and landlords. Through acquisition and growth, ENRA has become one of Europe’s fastest-growing property finance and specialist lending groups, as recognised by the FT1000.
The groups businesses operate in property finance and specialist lending, this includes Enterprise Finance, West One Loans and Vantage Finance.
ENRA has built a range of in-house applications to support the investment it has made in its processes as the group grows its services and customer base.
Increasingly ENRA has invested in cloud technologies to operate these applications, moving away from on-premise infrastructure and as a result enhancing the security of its platform.
As part of a focus on continuous improvement, ENRA identified the AWS Well Architected Framework as a benchmark in ensuring that its cloud operation aligns to best practice.
ENRA challenged Ubertas Consulting with ensuring that the existing environment was configured to operate to highest security standards and resilient against failure so as to accommodate its “always on” 24 x 7 x 365 operation.
Ubertas Consulting, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, has assisted ENRA over the last 12 months using Well Architected as the basis for key technologies decisions both in supporting existing production workloads and setting the foundations for the groups future technology roadmap.
Our partnership commenced through a Well-Architected Framework review.
Well-Architected Framework Foundations
Using the Well-Architected Framework as a benchmark of best practice ENRA have moved increasingly towards cloud native AWS services enabled through DevOps processes and techniques.
The initial Well-Architected Framework review highlighted areas to both save cost and increase security further by relying more on AWS technologies, which in turn led to the creation of new, foundational infrastructure.
The Well-Architected Framework foundation established a core infrastructure in which existing and new ENRA applications would operate:
- AWS managed services for database, networking and security;
- AWS account structure to isolate and better protect workloads;
- Increase visibility across the platform through AWS monitoring, logging, and alerting services;.
- Resource identification and resource tagging as a basis for improving cost efficiency;
- Infrastructure as code for configuration management and consistency of deployment.
With this foundation, ENRA continues to invest and innovate in its applications whilst relying on the configuration of AWS to manage the reliability security and performance of the underlying infrastructure.
Through a structured process of applying the principles of Well Architected, ENRA Group are now well placed to operate at scale and continue to innovate, evolving their solutions on AWS.
To immediate benefits of working with Ubertas Consulting has been to migrate towards native AWS services to ensure the consistent quality of software deployments whilst reducing unnecessary operating overheads.
DevOps practices underpinned by AWS Well-Architected has also ensured that ENRA Group are aligned to best practice in the various facets of cloud deployment including security, performance, and resiliency of the platform. Importantly by aligning to the AWS principles of Operational Excellence, ENRA Group are guided by sound DevOps practices, working with both native AWS and third-party tooling.
Cloud Foundations and the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program
When designing and building cloud platforms on AWS, customers can benefit from best practices driven from thousands of deployments across and embodied in the Well-Architected Framework.
The Ubertas Consulting “Cloud Foundations” solution embeds Well-Architected principles and guidance into practice. Our solution provides a roadmap, and collection of deployable artefacts, guided by our consultants to help customers launch in the AWS cloud quickly, securely and with an architecture that will support the lifetime of their software workloads
AWS Well-Architected Framework Partner Program
When designing and building Cloud platforms on AWS customers can benefit from the best practices driven from thousands of deployments across and embodied in the Well-Architected Framework. Aligning to the Well-Architected Framework often starts with a review and Ubertas Consulting provide this service to customers at zero charge/cost as our commitment to the program.
About Ubertas Consulting
Ubertas Consulting is a Cloud consultancy specializing 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 customers utilise the AWS Cloud in a way that aligns to best practice.
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.