Softek designed and deployed the DATR dev/test environment to closely mirror that of the EOP 44 cloud dev/test and allow for isolation and validation of incoming SIPs. Validation included:
- Initial compliance,
- Anti-virus screening,
- Fixity and inventory,
- Archival arrangement,
- Data format and Structure Validation, and
- Image attribute validation.
Softek placed DATR in an optimized AWS GovCloud between NARA and the Obama Foundation, and included development, test, tools, scripts, and services for conducting automated transfer, acceptance, and quality controls. We worked with the Obama Foundation library to create the an optimal SIP design, including content and controls, to meet NARAs EOP SIP specifications.
Softek automated specification checks in AWS Lambda to create triggers to move SIPs through each validation gate while generating real-time progress metrics. Metrics were visualized with dashboards and provided information such as the number of SIPs expected, received, and validated. When Invalid SIPs were identified, like fixity, inventory, image quality, etc., an issue summary was automatically generated to provide a fix. Softek also:
- Optimized access management activities with AWS IAM,
- Provided data encryption at rest and in transit with AWS KMS and AWS ACM, and
- Enabled auditing with AWS CloudWatch.