Forging Resilient Pathways: Harnessing AWS Infrastructure Governance and Modernization
About Customer SPOORAY is a special kind of E-wallet mobile app, designed for entertainment needs. SPOORAY facilitates the creation and sending of congratulatory messages for events or special occasions by utilizing tools like images, giphy and video messages accompanied by a monetary gift. Customer Challenge SPOORAY was running their manually provisioned platform in AWS Cloud, […]
SPOORAY is a special kind of E-wallet mobile app, designed for entertainment needs.
SPOORAY facilitates the creation and sending of congratulatory messages for events or special occasions by utilizing tools like images, giphy and video messages accompanied by a monetary gift.
SPOORAY was running their manually provisioned platform in AWS Cloud, facing challenges related to resiliency, downtime, availability, and performance. Their infrastructure lacked the necessary components to address these issues effectively. They were running on a single EC2 server, leading to frequent downtime, limited availability, and poor performance.
The security of their infrastructure was compromised due to the absence of security patching and upgrades. Additionally, open access to production systems for all members of the technical team posed a significant security risk. Encryption at rest was missing, leaving sensitive data vulnerable to potential breaches.
The lack of a robust DevOps framework with CI/CD capabilities hindered efficient development and deployment processes. This resulted in delays in delivering updates, bug fixes, and new features. Moreover, the oversize EC2 and RDS instances led to unnecessary costs, impacting the overall cost-effectiveness of the infrastructure.
Recognizing these challenges, SPOORAY aimed to implement a resilient solution that would address these issues comprehensively. They sought a secure, cost-effective solution with high availability and low-latency performance, ensuring the resilience of their platform in the face of potential disruptions and improving overall operational efficiency.
In order to address the challenges faced by SPOORAY, a resilient solution was devised for hosting their Mobile Backend services on AWS infrastructure. The main objective was to deploy a modern and scalable AWS architecture that prioritized resilience, automation, and efficient resource management.
The solution incorporated a modular approach, emphasizing the clear separation of infrastructure management and cloud service management layers. This separation extended to dedicated development, R&D, and production environments to ensure optimal control and flexibility.
To achieve resilience, the production environment was designed to be distributed across multiple Availability Zones (AZs), enabling Multi-AZ auto-scaling,
load balancing, and comprehensive monitoring. Security measures were aligned with the best practices outlined in the AWS Well-Architected framework, ensuring a robust and secure environment for SPOORAY’s systems. Additionally, encryption at rest was implemented to safeguard sensitive data from potential breaches.
Resource optimization played a crucial role in the solution. Instances and RDS (Relational Database Service) were rightsized based on utilization validation over a period of 3-6 months. This approach ensured efficient resource allocation, minimizing costs and maximizing performance.
The solution leveraged a wide range of AWS services including IAM (Identity and Access Management), Organization, Control Tower, CloudWatch, Config, CloudTrail, CloudFront, KMS (Key Management Service), Certificate Manager, S3 (Simple Storage Service), Route53, NAT Gateway, Internet Gateway, RDS, EFS (Elastic File System), Security Group, Auto-Scaling Group, WAF (Web Application Firewall), Lambda, ECS (Elastic Container Service), and ECR (Elastic Container Registry). These services were carefully chosen to provide robust infrastructure management, security, scalability, and efficient deployment processes.
The entire solution was implemented using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, enabling the consistent and reproducible deployment of infrastructure resources. Additionally, a robust CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) pipeline was established, allowing for seamless delivery of updates, new features, and improvements to the deployed infrastructure. This approach ensured the agility and reliability required to support SPOORAY’s journey towards resilience and success.
Architecture Diagram - Prod & Dev.
Results & Benefits
Thanks to our partnership, SPOORAY has successfully achieved a resilient and updated interface leveraging AWS technologies. Their solution embodies the robust architectural pillars of AWS, including security, high performance, operational efficiency, flexibility, cost optimization, and sustainability. This transformation has empowered SPOORAY with a scalable and cost-effective solution that can adapt to changing demands and continuously evolve with much lower operating costs.
By embracing resilience, SPOORAY has significantly reduced their time to market by streamlining overheads and enhancing their agility. This competitive advantage allows them to stay ahead of their competitors in a rapidly evolving market landscape. With AWS computing at the core of their application, infrastructure management has become simplified and efficient. This has enabled SPOORYAYs technology team to shift their focus towards implementing customer-centric features and innovations, driving enhanced user experiences and business growth.
Through their resilient AWS-powered solution, SPOORAY has not only unlocked greater operational efficiency but also fortified their infrastructure against potential disruptions and downtime. This ensures continuity of their services, minimizing the impact of any unexpected events and bolstering their ability to deliver consistent and reliable experiences to their customers.
Overall, the resiliency-driven results and benefits achieved by SPOORAY have positioned them for long-term success in an increasingly competitive market. By harnessing the power of AWS and adopting a resilient mindset, they have transformed their operations, optimized costs, and established a solid foundation for sustainable growth and customer satisfaction.