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Case Study January 17, 2019

Case Study: Spa Manufacturer

Challenge

A large spa manufacturer doing business in the US and Canada had five websites in multiple languages built around the Umbraco CMS. The legacy environment, managed by an advertising agency, had major and increasing issues with stability, so the organization decided it was time to make a change. They needed a more reliable solution to support their business.

Complicating the migration project, the agency managing the legacy environment would not give direct access to it, forcing WSM to migrate both the applications and data manually, rather than using a more straightforward image-based migration.

The Solution

WSM migrated the SQL database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server in a master-slave configuration to improve manageability. Using redundant Amazon EC2 instances with auto-scaling, Amazon ELB across two Availability Zones, and Amazon S3 resulted in a new environment configured for seamless scalability, redundancy, and fault tolerance. In addition, WSM improved the deployment of software using AWS CodeDeploy. The entire project took just five weeks: two weeks for planning and three weeks for execution.

Moving the customer to AWS enabled better control over the environment, dramatically improved the reliability of the web environment, and simplified the software deployment and upgrade processes.

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