MetroStar partnered with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s (DoT) to manage their cloud environment and network, which hosts both applications and public websites. This process included managing, maintaining, and where necessary, optimizing, the agency’s cloud environments.
At the DoT, MetroStar systematically reviewed the environment, consisting of dozens of customer environments websites in their entirety to identify gaps and future recommendations. Furthermore, we helped the agency define their cloud standards and architectures while systematically reviewing the entire environment to identify gaps and recommendations.
Our work with DoT’s cloud stakeholders helped identify areas of improvements, and reduced cloud environment operating costs by approximately $50K+ per year. This was accomplished by enabling reserved instances, decommissioning old instances, snapshot cleanups, and deploying S3 Lifecycle Policies, saving an additional $24K a month.
Regular reviews and O&M of the AWS cloud environments will provide further cost savings due to fine tuning server specs, run-time, and services offered (condensed or streamlined).