Type: Case Study
Department: Data Governance Division (DGA)
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FERC currently manages data set computations using on premise infrastructure and various departments relaying on its rapidly growing 14 TiB data warehouse for analytical tasks to be consumed enterprise wide. In order to meet future demands for faster deployment, easy adaptability and quick launch of analytical reports commission wide, DGD considered migrating some of its workloads to cloud environments. Akira Technologies was tasked to perform cloud adoption analysis and recommend the approach for suitable Cloud Service Provider (CSP).
Akira conducted a CSP analysis based on the following factors; type of workloads being managed (Linux vs. windows), data set types, networking, security during transport, enterprise vendor agreements, IAM security and ATO requirements, and lastly, security standards and compliance certifications (PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, GDPR, FIPS 120-2, and NIS).
CSP Selection Criteria:
Azure Cloud Service Provider. Top reasons for this option selection: