After discussions with Bunting about their current environment and future needs we proposed our AWS Management package as a starting point.
The principal benefits of this are:
- Configuring and management of an auto-scaling environment
- AWS cost management
- Configuring infrastructure as code
- High availability
- 24×7 monitoring of platform AND application
- 15 minute response to emergency situations
- Proactive security patching
- Additional support to undertake ad-hoc tasks
Full details of our AWS Management package can be found here.
We started by taking over the ongoing management of Bunting’s existing platform that was still with a traditional hosting company. Whilst managing the existing platform, we assisted with a database schema migration to maximise the potential of the hardware they were contracted to.
At the same time we designed and built Bunting’s new infrastructure that was to be hosted on AWS.
In-between the design and build we set up database replication to AWS to ease the transition over to the newly built infrastructure.
Once the new environment was completed we worked with Bunting to test the application on the new infrastructure and application stack to make sure it fulfilled all of the specified requirements. After everything worked perfectly, we scheduled the migration on an evening that was predicted to be quiet. The migration was a success, and Bunting had a lovely new robust platform!