The Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) is working to implement an integrated system of services for various segments of society. They are also determined to achieve welfare and social security, provide decent work opportunities, and to enhance the work environment. In addition to providing various services and social care, according to a tight organizational strategy they aim to contribute positively and effectively to regulate the labour market in Bahrain.
Moreover, the Ministry was able to do all this by developing legislation, laws, and regulatory procedures in line with the changes in the labour market, and they aimed to achieve effective integration of the national workforce in various economic sectors. Besides, the Ministry draws up the methodologies for developing the national workforce in the private sector to achieve real investment in the human resources of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) is running a social assistance program to provide social assistance to families in need. The system was launched in 2006 and MLSD wants to modernize the system and move it to a flexible cost-efficient cloud platform.
As part of the AWS Migration journey, initiated by iGA, MYS decided to migrate their oracle workloads, Web Servers and CRM servers and the underlying Database to AWS. As a pre-requisite to the applications migration, their AD was extended to AWS for authentication purposes.
Like other on premises applications MLSD faces the below challenges:
WHY AMAZON WEB SERVICES?
Evaluated several cloud platforms before ultimately selecting AWS. The deciding factors were the reliability, extensive ecosystem of partners and services, and competitive pricing that AWS offered, as well as AWS customer service.
MLSD with the collaboration with ACME, upgraded the ADF to 11.2.04 and hosted it on open-source glassfish server hosted on EC2 and converted from Oracle JDK to Amazon Correto (OpenJDK). Moreover, the database will be upgraded from 11g to 19c and hosted on Amazon RDS Multi AZ.
The entire migration was meticulously planned and migrated within a short timeline. The test environments were migrated initially, which benefited MLSD.
THE BENEFITS OF MLSD:
MLSD has their application hosted in a more robust and rigid platform as compared to their earlier Infrastructure at a much-reduced cost.