Matrix ComSec Windows Workload

Matrix ComSec

Matrix ComSec Windows Workload

About - Matrix ComSec

Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in Security and Telecom solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. As an innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization, the company is committed to keeping pace with the revolutions in the Security and Telecom industries. With around 40% of its human resources dedicated to the development of new products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products like Video Surveillance Systems – Video Management System, Network Video Recorder and IP Camera, Access Control and Time-Attendance Systems as well as Telecom Solutions such as Unified Communications, IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, VoIP and GSM Gateways and Communication Endpoints. These solutions are feature-rich, reliable and conform to international standards. Having global footprints in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Africa through an extensive network of more than 2,500 channel partners, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has gained trust and admiration of customers representing the entire spectrum of industries. Matrix has won many international awards for its innovative products.

All Matrix products are indigenously designed. With around 30% of the total manpower dedicated to development of new products, Matrix R&D is the foundation of its growth and sustenance. Matrix R&D is located at its corporate office and is spread over an area of 77,000 sq. ft. The R&D team designs products conforming to the relevant international standards. Matrix makes considerable investment in R&D tools and equipment to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements.

Challenges

Matrix ComSec is one of the leading manufacturers for various indigenously designed attendance machines. This application is a SaaS offering for all customers.

To send data from attendance devices to Windows applications was a big issue and customer need to always upgrade bandwidth at extra cost and effort. 

Even sending data to Windows device server was causing high latency issues.

This turned out into downtime and poor customer experience.

To maintain and manage DR cost with 5 Minutes RPO and 1 hour RTO was too costly and difficult.

Final goal was to adopt a dynamic and horizontal scale environment with cloud to optimize cost with highest performance.

Also need best stability, Security, Availability, flexibility for their future innovation in their products.

Proposed Solutions

Primary Region selected as Mumbai with solutions.

Two tier architecture adopted to best suited existing workload.

2 public subnet, 2 Web/App private subnet and 2 DB private subnet created in one VPC.

Bastion-SSLVPN server, Network load balancer, NGW are in public subnet

Application and Device servers are in private subnet

MSSQL database is in db private subnet

Network Load Balancer helps to resolve the latency issuance in device to device server latency. It also resolves custom tcp port connectivity from device to device servers.

Every 5 minutes Database AMI will be created and moved to the Ohio region for DR. This will be achieved with custom Lambda.

Solution Architect Diagram

Benefits / Outcomes

  • This was a POC project and it was extremely successful. 
  • All latency related issues solved as such best cloud infrastructure with AWS and Network Load Balancer usage.
  • DR was achieved with minimum effort and with most of automation. 
  • DR management and maintenance cost are highly optimized.
  • All AWS security best practices adopted so the solution is stable and secured.

Lesson Learned

Due to better experience customer is also moving their other solution / application / workload to AWS Cloud.

AWS had created a video with Matrix ComSec.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxN_-wbn2M

Small and Medium enteprise always looking for reliable, secure, scalable platform with good TCO and partner to support those deployed solutions.

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