BESTech provides migration and re-engineering services to help our customers transform their legacy information systems into strategic enablers that support the growing needs of their businesses. In doing so, we craft solutions that help reduce the costs of maintaining and upgrading existing applications. BESTech offers customized service levels to meet Clients’ unique needs and goals, including coverage for different time zones where required.
- Migration assessment
- Application porting
- Application upgrade (within same operating environment)
- Application re-engineering for new/improved business functionality and operation
- Data migration
- Technology migration
- Cloud migration/transition services
Case Study Experience
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) secured BESTech services to transition their entire Website — NTSB.gov, with associated applications to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment and to provide operations and management services. The new architecture platform is capable of securely managing their approximately 20,000 static pages and downloadable files and multiple database-driven applications against which the public generates approximately 5,000 hits per day. Database sizes range from 3MB to 2GB. Design and implementation approach includes scalability and incorporation of industry best practices.
The Content Management System (CMS) utilizes SharePoint 2010 for managing internal and external applications. A medium server farm implementation was applied that includes third party web parts and tools such as Microsoft Fast Search. Highlights of configuration requirements include; Central Admin server, SMTP services, site collections, developing web parts for accessing and displaying database elements, indexing configurations, metadata services and content deployment. CMS topology includes authoring, staging and production environments for content management as well as the creation and configuration of Content Deployment Jobs (CDJ) and approval workflows for authoring.
Infrastructure hosting services are included: antivirus software, patch management, and other host-based security and operations management reporting infrastructure. Security requirements include establishing an Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) program to provide ongoing security and continued use at an acceptable level of risk for FISMA Moderate compliance. Industry Best Practices were incorporated in the development of the Architecture, Navigational elements of the cloud environment; associated activities included actions such as enhancing the Site map, cross-browser and Section 508 compliance testing.