Cloud and DevOps engineering for
better and faster performance
Simform is an Amazon AWS partner and to handle huge spikes in traffic while providing low latency, we decided to use AWS. We use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances to run the site, and Amazon CloudFront as its content delivery network (CDN), serving content to 100,000 daily visitors to the site. ElastiCache is used for in-memory caching and Elastic Load Balancing provides load balancing. We also used Amazon S3 to store videos and Amazon EC2 to run the system used to manage the video content. Amazon Elastic Transcoder converts FIH video files from source to different formats for viewing on a range of devices. We managed the AWS Cloud infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation, using it to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way.
FIH has experienced cost savings by using the AWS Cloud rather than a traditional data center. They have also saved time on infrastructure maintenance. “Time is our most valuable resource,” says, CTO. “If we had an in-house data center, it would take three to five days to provision a new instance, With AWS, it only takes us three to five minutes.” Our DevOps team worked with their tech team to set up CI/CD process for faster releases. Set up started in the lower environments, and included a CI/CD pipeline, to aid the deployment process. Incorporating Continuous Integration using Jenkins framework added value not only to the delivery quality but also to the process efficiency.