Simple Technology Solutions
TRANSITION TO OPEN-SOURCE CLOUD SOLUTION
Supporting a large U.S. Government Agency with the setup of Cloud Services that included a full range of capabilities.
A large U.S. Government Agency required additional enhancements to an existing infrastructure and applications. They needed a system set up that allowed for easy tracking of resources as it applied to their billing of internal clients. They wanted to monitor data organization related to project management and budget administration within the existing infrastructure and applications which were setup by Simple Technology Solutions. It was imperative that the organization be able to determine where expenditures were happening, while also guaranteeing that they had a tagging system and policy in place that was enforced and utilized enterprise wide.
Simple Technology Solutions conducted an assessment and determined that project managers within the agency needed to have access to an application which utilized dashboards, reporting and metadata tagging so they could see how much they were spending monthly and ensure that these numbers were aligned with current billable rates.
Simple Technology Solutions determined the best method for addressing the cloud architecture needs of the agency was to identify and setup a platform that could be streamlined without the need for the agency to stand-up their own infrastructure. Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11G and 12C in the cloud was identified as the best solution for their needs. The team worked to quickly setup the platform which included custom development work, architecture analysis, security analysis, testing, and implementation as well as the preparation to introduce new tools to further help streamline the process in the future such as Chef.
By implementing this solution with 11G and 12C, installations and updates will be automated and handled on cloud-based servers to ensure patching is executed correctly. Through the use of automation and streamlining, the agency can launch applications, conduct testing, run updates, and more across the entire organization via the click of a few buttons. Simple Technology Solutions configured OBIEE 11G and 12C to codify the entire process which enabled the offering of a reusable solution and limited installs to multiple locations.