AWS Excellence with Futuralis


  • Technical Complexity: Required expert solutions.
  • Operational Costs: Needed immediate reduction.


  • Security: Enhanced data integrity and compliance. Efficiency: Saved time and reduced costs.
  • Data Availability: Improved through secure cross account replication.
  • Disaster Recovery: Enhanced backup mechanisms for business continuity.
  • Log Accuracy: Resolved errors for reliable compliance and monitoring.

Executive Summary

Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) is a renowned architectural firm based in the US. They faced complex challenges with their AWS environment, primarily focusing on troubleshooting, operational excellence, and data management. Futuralis designed and implemented a robust AWS solution that fortified security, enhanced compliance, and optimized operational efficiency. This case study unveils the transformative journey and the measurable outcomes achieved.

The Challenge

Troubleshooting Mastery: Complex AWS issues required expert intervention.
Operational Excellence: Streamlining operations was essential to reduce resource strain and improve efficiency. Failure to address these challenges risked compromising project deadlines and increased operational costs.

Why Futuralis & AWS

AWS was chosen for its scalable, secure, and feature-rich environment, well-suited to handle the intricate demands of architectural design and data management. Futuralis stood out for its extensive experience in AWS environments; the firm's reputation for quick problem-solving and optimizing AWS infrastructure made it the partner of choice for BBB.

Our Solution

Futuralis engineered a multifaceted solution aligned with BBB's specific needs.

Security & Compliance: Centralized control using AWS Organizations and Control Tower. Activated GuardRails for real time security measures. Implemented Service Control Policies (SCPs) for fine-grained access.

Operational Efficiency: Eliminated redundant S3 buckets. Applied bucket-level lifecycle rules for cost-efficiency.

Data Management & Replication: Enabled secure cross-account data replication for business continuity.

Log Archive Management: Resolved "Replication Configuration Not Found" error in Log Archive account. AWS services such as AWS Organizations, Control Tower, and GuardRails were instrumental in achieving these goal

Results & Benefits

Fortified Security
GuardRails Implementation: Automatically scans for vulnerabilities, acting as a “security patrol”.
Fine-Grained Access Control: Service Control Policies (SCPs) offer granular access control.
Encryption for Audit Trails: Key Management Service (KMS) encryption for CloudTrail logs ensured audit trails were securely stored.

Operational Streamlining
Resource Optimization: Saved storage costs by deleting redundant S3 buckets and Glacier Vaults.
Lifecycle Rules: Bucket-level lifecycle rules automated transitions between storage classes.

Enhanced Replication
Business Continuity: Secure cross-account data replication ensures that critical data is available even in the case of an operational failure, reducing downtime.
Disaster Recovery: Having a backup in a different account adds protection, ensuring operation continuity in case of a disaster.

Log Management Success
Error Resolution: “ReplicationConfigurationNotFoundError” in Log Archive account was resolved.
Improved Visibility: Accurate log replication made monitoring and auditing more reliable.

About Beyer Blinder Belle

Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) is a New York-based architectural design firm founded in 1968. BBB specializes in civic, cultural, and commercial projects.

About Futuralis

Migrate – Modernize – Manage

Futuralis is a global tech consulting firm and AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner based in Washington, DC. We specialize in migrating complex workloads to AWS, modernizing them into fast, enterprise-grade solutions, and providing top-tier cloud management. Our ethos of Shared Business Excellence guides our pursuit of client capability enhancement, global customer satisfaction, and measurable results.

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