Logicworks: Managed AWS Services for Mission-Critical Applications

Kenneth Zeigler, CEO
With enterprises rapidly adopting the evolving technology trends, cloud is no longer a peripheral technology. Studies suggest that nearly 90 percent of firms across various verticals have either already adopted or are in the process of adopting cloud computing. However, security and governance becomes a prime issue when cloud computing takes place. Annulling these problems is Logicworks through their compliant, secure, and highly available cloud computing and managed hosting solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the healthcare, legal, media, financial services, and retail industries.

“Logicworks specializes in the design, deployment, automation, and management of complex, bespoke AWS infrastructure for the most discerning clients,” says Kenneth Ziegler, CEO of Logicworks. He further states, “Logicworks blends this platform knowledge with decades of accumulated expertise in launching and managing HIPAA and PCI-compliant workloads for the healthcare, finance, and e-commerce industries.” With expert AWS engineering coupled with resources from Logicworks, maintenance of uptime and security becomes important for mission-critical application in the enterprise.

Cost governance services from Logicworks provides an intuitive dashboard for monitoring minute-by-minute costs coupled with ongoing spend optimization and reserved instance purchasing advice. “We help organizations achieve total transparency into what gets provisioned and empower business leaders to control AWS costs,” points out Ziegler. With AWS and Logicworks, enterprises can leverage configuration and deployment scripts built by the company’s DevOps engineers so that enterprises can fundamentally alter their IT functions, thus increasing response time, streamlining deployment cycles, and refocusing on development and innovation. Eventually, “Logicworks meets security needs by preventing malicious data from entering the system framework, defining audit requirements like HIPAA and PCI, and monitoring access through security tools like AlertLogic and EM7.”

With its cloud computing and managed hosting services, along with AWS, Logicworks has catered to an impressive list of clientele across various verticals.
For instance, Orion Health, an eHealth software company is partnered with Logicworks to build Health Information Exchange Systems (HIEs) that would allow hospitals, private doctors, universities, and insurance companies to share medical records.


Logicworks meets security needs by preventing malicious data from entering the system framework


However, there were a number of challenges faced by the partnership including massive storage requirements for the organization. Owing to millions of participants for a high scalable performance, the client’s mission critical healthcare data required an “always-on” reliability. Additionally, the client needed an enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery preparedness, strict HIPAA compliance, and a dynamic time to production. Logicworks provided integrated application and infrastructure through DevOps for self-scaling and self-healing comprehensive HIPAA security program for healthcare services. The company presented a scalable infrastructure which can be deployed and managed on AWS. Logicworks also provided infinite scalability for compute (EC2) and storage (EBS & S3), Virtual Private Cloud Network Design with DMZ for PHI data, security monitoring, data encryption, and file integrity monitoring. The result was AWS allowed Logicworks to architect Orion Health’s server infrastructure in ways that would not have been possible with traditional hardware. All components were virtualized and more resources could be added in real-time.

Moving ahead, Logicworks recently acquired AWS managed Service Provider Status. They passed a meticulous third-party audit designed to validate excellence in AWS Cloud design, migration and management. “The new membership in the AWS managed Service Partner Program helps customers deploy new workloads in the cloud and keep those applications running successfully over a long term as their requirements change dynamically,” concludes Ziegler.

Company
Logicworks

Headquarters
New York, NY

Management
Kenneth Zeigler, CEO

Description
Provides compliant, secure, and highly available cloud computing and managed hosting solutions for the healthcare, legal, media, financial services, and retail industries.