Case Study

How Simplilearn Decreased Lab Deployment Time by 70% 


Industry: Education
Business Goals:

  • Minimize deployment time and set-up of labs
  • Improve learner experience
  • Optimize costs and enhance efficiency
  • Improve availability and scalability of labs


  • AWS

Business Challenges

  • Frustrated Learners & Trainers due to the time spent on laborious tasks such as deployment and set-up of training labs
  • Cost leakages due to unoptimized lab environments
  • Setting up variety of on-demand labs for students in a short span of time
  • Ensuring high availability and automatic scaling of the labs




The CoreStack solution to automate the online cloud-based labs was deployed on industry-leading AWS cloud. The AWS services used are EC2, ELB with Autoscaling, Route53, S3, IAM, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, EFS. By using CoreStack CLaaS, Simplilearn could easily automate the following key aspects of highly reliable, optimized, and cost-effective training labs:

  • Deployment of labs such as Big Data, R, Spark, Elastic Search, and Mobile Development using
  • Scale-up and scale down of back-end infrastructure based on lab utilization
  • Backup of training data
  • De-provisioning of lab infrastructure after the competition of training
  • A self-service portal with rich lab catalog and workflow-based approval to request new labs


  • Decreased lab deployment time by 70%
  • Increased lab availability to 99.99%
  • Increase the productivity of the Learners and Trainers by eliminating manual steps
  • Optimized the lab costs by ~30%

After enabling more than a million careers advance, Simplilearn, empowered with automation, is well on its way to be a global leader in the Online Training industry.


Ensured Availability


Decrease in Deployment Time

CoreStack Recognized Among Inc.’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2024

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