Case Study

The Challenge

Radium’s application stack was not native to cloud and needed to be ported from an on-premise environment and launched within less than two months as a highly available cloud service. Some aspects of the application contained single points of failure and did not meet new platform availability requirements. New application releases were deployed manually. Database layer was not as resilient as it needed to be so had to be rearchitected to use improved technology.

The Solution

Working with Radium, we rearchitected the application tiers with automation as a primary focus. AWS CloudFormation was used for Infrastructure as Code so that changes could be versioned and environments could be consolidated and deployed on demand. Existing instances were refactored into AWS Elastic Beanstalk apps with a SQL backend mirrored across availability zones.

Benefits

Speed to market

The time taken from development phase to project go-live was reduced to 2 months. Giving rise to business agility, Radium can now react faster to changes in the market.

Better service for customers

Deploying applications to the cloud meant Radium’s application was running closer to their customers, resulting in lower latencies and a better overall user experience.

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Increased assurance

Radium’s customers have the assurance of a higher service availability because the environment leverages autoscaling components in AWS. By using additional AWS services, Radium can also release new code reliably and more effectively, without impacting the service.

Speed to market is everything.

Business agility through DevOps initiatives.

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Amazing Result

API Talent were excellent to work with. API Talent were not phased by extremely short timeframes we asked them to deliver within.  We were able to quickly trust and rely on their Cloud Architecture to navigate the complexities we presented and get a fantastic outcome for us and our client.

Kate Hyndman

Chief Executive, Radium

CloudFormation

Provided Infrastructure as Code that enabled Radium to rapidly provision and tear down AWS environments with reusable templates.

Elastic Beanstalk

Simplified the application hosting platform by allowing Radium to deploy new code quickly and reliably onto AWS resources.

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