Case studies

Speed Up IaC with Seamless AWS CDK v1 to v2 Migration Boost Your Data & IoT

About the client

The client is a leading enterprise data and IoT management platform provider that offers a wide range of data management and analytics solutions to businesses across various industries.

The company's platform enables businesses to collect, store, analyze, and visualize data from multiple sources, including IoT devices, to make informed decisions and improve operational efficiencies.


The client was using AWS CDK Version 1 for their infrastructure as code (IAC) deployment, but with the version soon to be deprecated, the client needed to migrate to Version 2 to ensure continued support and functionality. Additionally, the client was looking for a way to write IAC faster in their preferred language.

Business Challenge

The client was facing a significant challenge of migrating their AWS CDK from Version 1 to Version 2, as the deprecated version could have resulted in potential security risks and lack of support. The client also needed a solution that would allow them to write IAC faster in their preferred language, thereby improving their operational efficiencies.

Our Approach and Solution

Codvo's team took ownership of the client's AWS CDK migration from Version 1 to Version 2. We began by updating the feature flags, dependencies, imports, and CDK toolkit to migrate the applications smoothly. The team also tested the migrated apps before deploying to ensure that everything was working as expected.

AWS CDK Version 2 consolidates the stable parts of the AWS Construct Library, including the core library, into a single package called aws-cdk-lib. This means that developers no longer need to install additional packages for the individual AWS services they use. This feature made the migration process smoother for the Codvo team, allowing them to update the existing codebase with ease.

Tech Stack

AWS Cloud Development Kit Version 2 was used to migrate the client's AWS CDK from Version 1 to Version 2.


Business Impact

The successful migration of AWS CDK from Version 1 to Version 2 helped the client to continue using AWS CDK to manage their infrastructure as code, as well as enjoy the added benefit of being able to write IAC faster in their preferred language, thanks to the improvements made in AWS CDK Version 2.
The consolidation of the AWS Construct Library also meant that the client could manage their infrastructure more efficiently, without worrying about installing and managing individual packages for each AWS service.
The migration resulted in improved operational efficiencies for the client, reduced the potential for security risks and ensured continued support and functionality for their AWS CDK.
The successful project completion also reinforced Codvo's expertise in AWS CDK Version 2 migration, setting a benchmark for future projects in the same domain.