The Legal Aid Agency, a department of the UK Government Ministry of Justice, has a forward-looking technology strategy which fully embraces the use of Cloud Computing to improve service reliability and resilience whilst reducing costs and fully adhering to modern best-practice concepts such as ‘Infrastructure as Code’ everywhere. By working in close partnership with Amazon Web Services, a tailored architecture exactly matched to the underlying Cloud Platform has been developed to allow the migration of all legacy hosted applications to Cloud-based operation with the minimum friction whilst also benefiting from all of the benefits a modern cutting-edge Cloud Platform provides.
Automation Logic is engaged to provide a DevSecOps team to assist with the migration of a small number of remaining hosted applications, to provide infrastructure-level support for LAA operations, to investigate new Cloud features and optimisations which bring budgetary, operational, and/or efficiency benefits. AL will also work closely with Corporate Cyber-Security to ensure that all existing and future migrations also meet the very latest security recommendations and are secure in the face of future threats. There is a strong emphasis on continual improvement and so successfully migrating a formerly-hosted application to the Cloud is the starting point of AL’s remit: working closely with development teams, applications will be refactored to become increasingly cloud-native in their design and mode of operation, anticipating a near-term future where applications can further be migrated to run entirely upon Kubernetes.