Cloud-Native Azure PaaS Architecture

Customer Challenge

The Air Force is modernizing their integrated supply chain planning services and required assistance developing their Azure platform as a service (PaaS) solution to gain long-term savings.

Innovative Solution

Illumination Works designed and implemented a cloud-native Azure PaaS solution and is supporting consequent releases. Our team converted intake requirements into suitable data structures for storage, developed a process for reporting metrics for data ingestion streams, and simplified the overall architecture.


  • Minimized maintenance and support overhead
  • Decreased time to market compared to traditional and infrastructure as a service (IaaS)-based implementations
  • Provided a consumption-based cost model for cost efficient utilization of cloud resources
  • Resulted in quicker time to market deliveries with lower support and maintenance overhead demands


  • BitBucket, Artifactory, and MS Team Foundation Server for automated CI/CD and DevSecOps
  • Azure Data Factory and Azure SSIS for enterprise level ETL/ELT data ingest, transform, and prep
  • Azure Functions for PaaS micro services
  • Azure SQL for DB as a Service relational data store
  • Azure API management for PaaS integration, app gateway, and request mediation services

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