When Foundant Technologies approached NorthBay Solutions, the company was at a crossroads. While there was massive opportunity – and demand – for their innovative GrantMaker Lifecycle Manager (GLM) and Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) applications for the nonprofit sector, their technology infrastructure was holding them back. They needed help developing an application modernization strategy that would involve application modernization and migration from Rackspace to Amazon Cloud in order to take advantage of the unparalleled scalability and high reliability. They needed a partner who could provide AWS managed services, as well as AWS security best practices.
However, the vendor that Foundant had chosen to take on the AWS database migration service required a minimum of two weeks to make any hardware or configuration changes, and Foundant did not have the bandwidth internally to take on the migration. What Founded needed was an AWS managed services provider that could move quickly. Thus, they reached out to NorthBay Solutions in July 2020, and shared that they needed to be up and running on AWS by September. Moreover, they needed to know that moving forward, application modernization services could be done on the fly.