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Infrastructure Projects

Current Projects

Project Description Timeline
Amazon Linux 2 Complete migration to Amazon Linux 2. 2018-2019
Multiple AWS Accounts Continue development of AWS Organizations infrastructure and automation around multiple AWS accounts. 2018-2019
Splunk Upgrades Add data sources to Splunk and enhance monitoring for multiple AWS accounts. 2018-2019
Security Conduct a second security self-assessment. 2018-2019

Highlights of Past Projects

Project Description Timeline
Security Follow up priorities from security self-assessment, including database, password, and web server security. 2017-2018
New AWS Services Continue weekly study group to learn AWS services, including CloudSearch, CloudFront, WAF, Organizations, API Gateway, ECS, Elastic Beanstalk. Participate in the preview of Neptune. 2017-2018
Splunk Implementation Complete in-house training, build Splunk server, implement CDL reports and dashboards. 2017-2018
Cost Savings Implement on-demand infrastructure. Review/renew RDS reserved instances. Review performance metrics to right-size resources. 2016-2017
Security Conduct a security self-assessment. 2016-2017
Disaster Recovery Copy snapshots to alternate AWS region(s) and account(s). Complete disaster recovery planning. Conduct a disaster recovery test. 2016-2017
Log Consolidation Set requirements, evaluate, and implement a cost effective, efficient third party application to replace current IAS log monitoring, analysis, and reporting for the CDL AWS environment. 2016-2017
New AWS Services Implement new AWS services to support the next generation of CDL applications. 2016-2017
Infrastructure Upgrades Upgrade RDS database instances to MySQL 5.7. Upgrade infrastructure applications for automation and monitoring. 2016-2017
AWS Migration Learn AWS services, design the CDL environment, migrate computing infrastructure to Amazon EC2, MySQL database infrastructure to Amazon RDS, using other AWS services as appropriate. 2015-2016
Decommission Physical Infrastructure Decommission physical infrastructure in the UCB and UCOP Data Centers on completion of AWS migration. 2015-2016
CloudWatch Metrics for Application Owners Provide CDL application owners a secure method to review performance metrics for their EC2 and RDS instances running in AWS. 2015-2016
Change Control for Production Environment With the AWS migration, CDL is taking on management of the production environment. Implement robust change control practices. 2015-2016
Redesign LDAP for High Availability Redesign OpenLDAP infrastructure to take advantage of AWS services for high availability. Implemented a multi-master configuration, with instances in multiple availability zones behind internal load balancers. 2015-2016
Move to AWS Reserved Instances Review potential cost savings for AWS reserved instances. Evaluate alternative models for development/stage instances. Purchased RDS reserved instances. 2015-2016
Evaluate CloudTrail Monitoring Tools Evaluate tools for monitoring and auditing the AWS environment. 2015-2016
Configure CDL Domains in Route 53 Consolidate domain name registrations. Migrate management of DNS to AWS Route 53. 2015-2016
Last updated: August 20, 2018
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