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AFGRI Agri Services is a leading agricultural services company with core competencies to enhance, support and guide the growth of agricultural enterprises. Afrgri eAccounts is a banking platform like no other. It is designed to enable farmers and allows them to manage their entire financial operations on one convenient platform. They can also view and receive invoices, calculate storage rates according to grade and grade type and draw reports of grain delivery. AFGRI’s vision is to unlock agricultural potential and its banking platform eAccounts had to be built on infrastructure that enables all of the above and more. As farmers and their needs grow, so would the scale, innovation and capabilities of the platform. AFGRI contacted long-term tech partner, Synthesis Software Technologies, and within as little as six months, eAccounts was sitting on Cloud and reaping its benefits.
The implementation of a cloud architecture that can host hundreds of workloads to support enterprise-level services in the agricultural industry can be difficult. There is a need to provide guardrails for a decentralised migration of workloads to the cloud. This requires guidelines on how teams can securely and efficiently migrate workloads to a cloud environment preconfigured with guardrails that allow relative autocracy.
Synthesis proposed an automated managed structure to assist the Afgri teams to migrate their workloads according to the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework. With the main focus being on the security of the guardrails. It was proposed that all accounts get vended with logging, monitoring, secure networking, hardened images etc. through the use of AWS services such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch and VPCs. Synthesis customised the implementation of these services so that industry standards were attained and provided a level of security that best fits Afgri. These accounts would be vendored in an isolated Organisational Unit (OU) within the Synthesis AWS account in order to provide bespoke managed services to Afgri.
The Afgri application teams now have secure environments with the required logging, monitoring, and networking protection services pre-provisioned. These services go beyond the default recommendations to fit the security needs of the Afgri teams. Teams can now migrate or build, test, and deploy workloads in secure environments.