Product migration and optimization on AWS Cloud


DuraSpace is a not-for-profit organization that stewards community-supported open source software developed by librarians, archivists, technologists, and researchers who share the goal of creating and preserving long-term access to the world’s digital heritage. DuraSpace’s applications are deployed on the AWS cloud platform. 

DDD has a team of AWS certified SysOps engineers in Kenya working closely with the US-based DuraSpace team to optimize the deployment of their product suite, build test automations, and perform R&D support where the team looks at new and innovative ways to reduce costs, improve resource utilization and scaling on product deployments on the AWS platform. The DDD team built out a new architecture in AWS for the deployment of DSpaceDirect, including load balancing, use of an elastic file system, and managed database services. 

DuraSpace’s Services Technical Director, Bill Branan, had an opportunity to meet two of the Cloud Academy engineers involved in the project. “Hearing the stories of where these students started their journey, and all the work they have done as part of the DDD program to establish technical proficiency, provides a startling glimpse at the wealth of talent that is available if we are only willing to look. DDD is doing an incredible job of finding students who are eager to learn and providing them with the training they need to succeed. I look forward to continued work with DDD, to further both the DuraSpace and DDD missions.”