NBN Co Outlines Its Massive AWS Migration

The network operator expects the budget to run into tens of millions. NBN Co is embarking on a project that will see a greater percentage of its workload pushed into the public cloud.

The government owned corporation is the one tasked to design, build and operate the National Broadband Network in Australia.

The company has chosen the Amazon Web Services platform for this move, which it believes will reduce its operating costs substantially.

That said, NBN Co is known to run both AWS and Azure as part of its hybrid environment.

The firm has now outlined some of its architectural plans for AWS — most notable of which is the intention to create a service catalog for consumption of infrastructure by different internal business units.

Basically, the idea is to build a series of complex and world class cloud services templates that business users can access through the service catalog. These will primarily be designed for the AWS platform, though the network builder is not ruling out a multi-cloud environment.

NBN Co plans to use the AWS CloudFormation and Ansible automation software to orchestrate the different pieces of Amazon Web Services infrastructure for a particular workload that needs to run.

The company is currently looking to expand its team that will work on the AWS migration process, and has recently recruited a cloud service automation engineer that will provide consultancy to the internal NBN teams with budgets up to $100 million.