An Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner, Continent 8 Technologies (C8) has built the capabilities to support clients accelerate the adoption of AWS cloud services. In this example, the customer was a full-stack Esports and online gambling company that needed a partner to deliver reliable and dedicated connectivity scalable to requirements.
The mission of this client is to help connect the world at large with the future of sports entertainment in unique and enriching ways that bring fans and gamers together. With a “core-AWS” platform design, and a regulatory requirement for dedicated in-state transaction processing, an AWS Outpost was the necessary infrastructure stack, connected to AWS regions.
Continent 8 (C8) worked to produce a suitable regulated solution to fit the various challenges faced. There were multiple requirements to be met from technical to commercial, with an over-riding desire for repeatability through a template solution design: a) quality Internet connected: the need to enable the AWS Outposts to communicate not just to AWS Regions directly and privately, but also public Internet via low latency, diversely resilient private and secure guaranteed data transfer rates across the U.S.; b) no network management: no local network infrastructure beyond the AWS Outpost. Atlantic City implementation to be “green-field” with no separate network infrastructure and associated co-location; c) regulated service provision: as a New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) licensee, any required solution needed to be regulator approved; d) future-proof: a capability to support existing and future potential requirements, from network edge to compute and storage.
To help this customer, C8 proposed and delivered a solution using its regulated public cloud to create a network edge. The C8 public cloud in New Jersey enables the provision of a network edge function as a service (NEaaS) connected to an AWS Outpost, allowing the connection to Internet, AWS and other private network services.
As a regulated cloud approved by the NJDGE, the C8 public cloud was able to be used and connected to and serve as the “bridge” between the NJDGE monitoring and the AWS Outpost. The C8 cloud has additional capabilities which can act in hybrid with AWS Outpost and AWS, enabling the provision of more compute and storage, and network capabilities without any extra infrastructure, co-location of infrastructure management.
According to Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer, Continent 8 Technologies: “We can offer Network Edge Services (NEaaS) to provide all of the functionality required to connect an AWS Outpost to the Internet and to AWS, both private and publicly. Our customer utilized this infrastructure design to meet their vast needs, including a regulatory approval solution and low latency, resilient connectivity. The customer now benefits from a regulated, scalable and cost-effective solution.”