- Client: Star Cruises
- Date: 2017
- Skills: Cloud Security, AWS Expertise, Disaster Recovery
With the steady growth of opportunities, Genting Corporate Services (HK) Ltd. intends to better manage its IT systems emphasizing on improved reliability, performance, and manageability. Hence, the main objectives of the Seaware Disaster Recovery (DR) project were the Enablement of DR capability for the Seaware production environment.
DR environment will reside within the AWS Singapore Region across 2 Multiple Availability Zones, DR architecture will be a Pilot Light design with the option to upgrade to Warm Standby. Recovery Time Objective and Recovery Point Objective (RTO, RPO) will be estimated within 30 minutes.
Why Amazon Web Services
To guarantee the minimum RPO and RTO conditions of Genting Corporate Services (HK) Ltd., the solution highlights the use of a real-time replication strategy for components needing to be replicated on a continuous basis. Other components that will change infrequently will not be updated in real-time to save bandwidth and keep the projected AWS resource costs minimal.
Genting Corporate Services (HK) Ltd. established its first Amazon Route 53 as a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service to route users to the appropriate resources within and outside of the AWS infrastructure. It also made use of Database replication and mirroring for transferring data from primary database to secondary database. A VPN connection is created from the Backend Systems to create a secure connection for region-restricted websites, shielding the browsing activity from the prying eyes.