December 12, 2017 Michael Wines

Sensis Amazon WorkSpaces deployment

Project: AWS Workspaces Production Implementation
Industry: Marketing
Company Size: 2,000+

Project Overview
Sensis identified a strategic initiative to transition from its internally hosted VMware View Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to a cloud hosted AWS WorkSpaces environment. Sensis and Olikka delivered a highly successful (PoC) environment before moving into production. Transition projects from a on premises hosted model to cloud requires a consultative approach, to ensure that stakeholders are well informed and subsequently confident about the technical and operational transitions that lie ahead.

• Olikka identified and deployed Operation Support Processes for smooth AWS WorkSpaces implementation, including: WorkSpaces Image Management, Reporting and On-boarding, Off-boarding and Decommissioning
• Olikka implemented a WorkSpaces support Bot with FAQs and self-service capability reducing training and deployment cost
• Introduced Multi Factor Authentication to increase login security
• Olikka provided an AWS WorkSpaces Migration Plan (including following fine tuning) successfully migrated 550 production users from the existing VMware View environment to AWS WorkSpaces