Netplus

Company

Netplus has been helping its customers for more than 20 years to build their infrastructures, to host and to run complex 24/7 platforms.
Netplus specializes in critical environments and delivers high availability services.

Netplus thus has to respect special requirements ; one of the most sensitive matters being data localisation.

Partners

Challenges

One of Netplus’ most important customers wished to transfer its connected objects’ data toward a secure infrastructure. The amount of processed data is large and can quickly grow. The customer wanted to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the objects and for the storage. Gekko helped Netplus adopting AWS cloud, trained the team and built the architecture allowing AWS data to transit towards the agreed hosting center.

A first phase of the project was initiated when ASIP HDS approval was not yet available, particularly in France.
AWS’ ASIP HDS certification then changed the issue and allowed permanent use of AWS resources.

Solutions

To accomplish this challenge, we have implemented a solution using :
– Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
– AWS Lambda functions
– NetApp StorageGRID

The objective in the 1st phase ( Pre-ASIP HDS) was to use the Amazon S3 storage as initial primary storage and then to transit to other S3 buckets made available by the NetApp on-premises infrastructure. This solution allows Netplus to keep an application logic managed by AWS Lambda functions and offers the possibility to migrate to a pure Amazon S3 solution at a lower cost.

The partnership with NetApp (Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network with Storage Competency) and the usage of the StorageGRID solution allows us to present the NetApp storage bays living in the NetPlus datacenter as Amazon S3 end points.

Benefits

The health data recovered by the final customer via Amazon S3 on AWS is now immediately migrated towards the NetApp Amazon S3 local appliance then erased. The customer’s system is now compliant with ASIP HDS norms and GDPR thanks to Gekko’s intervention.

Thanks to this solution, our customer has managed to save hundreds of thousands of euros in investments to provide a solution that allows the hosting of data from thousands of connected objects.

The proposed solution makes it possible to improve the follow-up of more than 1 million patients worldwide.
The transfer of information in a matter of seconds ensures ASIP HDS compliance.
AWS’ ASIP HDS certification now allows for native and secure storage of multiple TB on Amazon S3.