Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned U.S. Government corporation within HUD (Housing and Urban Development) and remains the primary financing mechanism for all government-insured or government-guaranteed mortgage loans. They are undertaking a multi-application migration from datacenter(s) infrastructure to AWS GovCloud. Wherever possible, Ginnie Mae is adopting AWS cloud services and leveraging the capabilities of that platform to achieve security and modernization goals. Due to the number and variety of application stacks, some configurations could not be mapped directly to AWS core feature sets. One of these configurations is a reliance on Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) to achieve the high availability requirements for the applications.
Looking to take significant steps to modernize, Ginnie Mae sought the expertise and help of Effectual, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, to guide them along their modernization journey. Underpinning Ginnie Mae’s business is a key financial database application used for servicing mortgages. This entire application stack needed to be migrated to AWS. As a federal government entity, Ginnie Mae must adhere to government compliance requirements as well as Financial Services compliance requirements. Ginnie Mae selected Effectual as its solution integration partner.