Netcompany migrates the UK Ministry of Defence’s Learning Environment to the AWS Cloud

In October 2020 Netcompany supported the successful migration of the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Cloud as part of a wider Defence hosting strategy.

Benefits of this change include the ability to seamlessly cope with surges in demand, enabling a wider range of course material to be hosted, and an increased availability and resilience of the environment.

Details of the migration
The DLE is one of the MoD’s virtual learning environments which provides education and information 24/7 to all 330,000 MoD service and civilian personnel based around the globe. In collaboration with the MoD’s Application Services DevOps Team (ASDT), Defence Learning and Management Capability and AWS, Netcompany designed and implemented the Infrastructure as Code solution on which the DLE would operate, as well as migrating a significant dataset of course content and user data. Working with these teams enabled realisation of a modern, resilient and scalable environment capable of handling the increased demand of distanced learning, whilst identifying efficiencies where possible.

Why the need for change?
This change brings a variety of benefits and enables the DLE for future development in line with the Defence Learning Management Capability (DLMC) programme and will also align with the Digital and Information Technologies Strategy.

Netcompany worked alongside ASDT to carefully plan the migration which was carried out successfully, on schedule and without a single help desk call being raised by the end-user.