Seminole County needed a way to better service its residents and visitors with an improved online presence. The challenge was to find a platform that had the features, functionality, and ease-of-use to enable their team to manage their website. The in-house team at Seminole County needed the ability to manage all website content and facilitate the needs of their core constituents: residents (both current and prospective), visitors, and businesses. As a government website, Seminole County required a secure, flexible, and scalable platform to manage their online presence.
A top-tier technological infrastructure was critical to Seminole County and Solodev built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud proved ideal to manage Seminole County’s online presence. Solodev utilized AWS CloudFormation to manage the various servers, databases, and user-facing website Seminole County required. By leveraging the AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Solodev was able to quickly auto-scale capacity up and down as Seminole County’s computing requirements changed.
AWS security capabilities and services increase privacy and control network access with network firewalls built into Amazon providing Seminole County with world-class security. Solodev employed AWS OpsWorks, a configuration management service that allows Solodev to configure and operate applications, define the application’s architecture and the specification of each component including package installation, software configuration and resources such as storage. AWS OpsWorks also includes automation to scale Seminole County applications based on time or load and dynamic configuration to orchestrate changes as the Seminole County technological environment scales.
The new Seminole County website is ADA compliant and the improved navigation makes it easier for users to quickly find the most requested content while also being responsive and optimized for screens of all size.
The new Seminole County Website includes several custom functionality modules that make it easy for Seminole County staff to keep site content fresh with news, images, videos and announcements. The new website also has an emergency alert banner that can be activated within seconds to prominently display critical information. The Website is securely hosted within Amazon Web Services, which offers full disaster recovery, and easy scalability to 100,000 concurrent users by leveraging the Amazon Content Delivery Network (CDN).
The Seminole County website also includes news and video integration, dynamic breadcrumbs to aid navigation, multi-lingual capabilities, a staff directory for county officials, enhanced listings for parks and facilities with location-based functionality, and an events calendar. The newly built Seminole County Website makes it possible for Seminole County’s in-house team to keep site content fresh with news, images, videos and announcements.
About Seminole County
Seminole County is one of the largest and fastest-growing counties in Florida. Boasting a population of nearly 500,000 residents, the county attracts tens of thousands of visitors due to its close vicinity to the Orlando Metropolitan area. As the county grows, its online presence needs to grows and develop accordingly.
About Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a suite of cloud computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform. These services operate from 13 geographical regions across the world. The most central and best known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". AWS now has more than 70 services that span a wide range including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and tools for the Internet of things.
Solodev is an industry-leading web experience software solution that empowers organizations with total design freedom. Companies of all sizes can now build beautiful, powerful websites with unparalleled security and scalability – without compromising design. Creators of the world's first on-demand enterprise web experience platform, Solodev powers leading global brands, including Universal Health Services, OneBlood, City of Miami Beach, CNL Financial Group, State of Florida and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Named "The Best Cloud CMS in 2016" by CMS Critic, Solodev ensures total customer success with Solodev Launch Support, featuring 24x7x365 U.S. based service. Solodev Web Experience Platform is currently sold directly at www.solodev.com as well as the Amazon Web Services Marketplace and is available through the Federal GSA contract.