OneSolutions: Cloud Transformation with AWS and Intcomex Cloud for Increased Security and Scalability
OneSolutions is a software consulting and development company with operations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, and Spain (Barcelona).
Their portfolio includes business tools such as SAP Business One, Oracle, and PayOne (Payroll and HR software).
Understanding their clients’ needs, they’ve developed Humanuss, an HR and payroll management tool under the SaaS model.
This tool enables the clear and efficient digitization and automation of personnel information and compensation management, eliminating payroll calculation errors, even for non-accountants or experts.
Humanuss provides the following modules:
- Payroll and Payroll Management
- Informative Dashboards
- Organizational Chart
- Absence Management
- Vacation Tracking
- Termination Processing
- Benefits Management
- Account Management
- Accounting Records
- Labor and Additional Reporting
- Security and User Management
- Self-Service Portal and App for Employees
- Job Positions and Descriptions
- Employee Records
- And more.
OneSolutions faced several architecture challenges.
Firstly, they lacked a complete and dynamic security solution to protect their web application against various resource-consuming bots and potential threats to user data.
The complexity and high cost of security solutions were concerns for their system administrators.
Other objectives included providing a scalable infrastructure to accommodate regional user demand.
With these goals in mind, OneSolutions requested:
- Network configuration to support solution growth.
- Integration of a security tool to safeguard web traffic.
- Creation of metrics and reports for real-time visibility.
- Integration of a scalable, managed storage solution compatible with Microsoft Windows environments.
- Integration of Active Directory for future on-premises storage solution integration with Microsoft Windows environments.
- Integration of a patch update and security monitoring solution.
- Automated backup solution.
As a result, the decision was made to deploy and configure Humanuss on AWS cloud, reducing the time and effort required to deliver a productive regional environment.
The design and implementation of the AWS solution are part of a customized environment for One Solutions. The primary goal is to ensure security, service availability, filter web traffic while allowing regular user interactions, real-time visibility of requests, and obtaining security recommendations and updates. It also aims to provide a secure and scalable storage solution capable of integrating with Windows environments both on-premises and in the cloud.
With a clear understanding of One Solutions’ objectives, the services were implemented, resulting in a solution capable of detecting and filtering web traffic using security rules (blocking or allowing). Dashboards allow monitoring activity with the option to access detailed information through Amazon CloudWatch.
Additionally, the result is a storage solution that can grow elastically, compatible with Microsoft Windows environments. This eliminates concerns about running out of storage space due to the increasing number of users and files generated through their integration.
One Solutions benefits from using AWS managed tools for access control, storage management, monitoring, and managing the latest security patches for Windows. Automation of backup tasks significantly reduces administrative work.
Thanks to the support of Intcomex, One Solutions now possesses a secure, scalable, and resilient solution that seamlessly integrates with various AWS services. One Solutions’ system administrators have centralized access to the information they need for monitoring and managing the growth of Humanuss ecosystem website users.
Administrators can access security log files for auditing and incident control tasks, along with real-time monitoring tools that enable the creation of detailed information dashboards. The use of AWS WAF managed rule groups allows One Solutions’ technical team to efficiently manage permitted access levels to the website.
Amazon FSx for Windows ensures secure and scalable management of files generated by end-users of the web tool. The use of Amazon Systems Manager’s Patch Manager tool keeps the infrastructure monitored and provides visibility into potential update recommendations and security patches on the infrastructure.
AWS Backup tool automatically and securely maintains backups in the cloud, generated based on execution and retention policies, optimizing resource usage in terms of time and cost.
The new Humanuss configuration instills confidence in handling confidential information for various regional users, reducing infrastructure administration tasks while cutting operational and maintenance costs.