The solution the evozon Cloud team proposed to address these concerns was migration to AWS Cloud. The migration would solve all major challenges Tires-Easy was confronted with.
We set up an auto scalable infrastructure that would solve the seasonality challenge. More resources would be used to maintain performance at optimal levels when the demand was sky-rocketing, while less busy months would run on less resources. This approach reduced the infrastructure costs with 50%, because they wouldn’t spend the same amount during peak seasons and less busy months, as they did before migrating to AWS.
To make sure the migration went as smooth as possible given the complexity of the business, we devised a plan that would establish every single aspect of the migration.
The plan would follow the “assess-mobilize-migrate-and-modernize” framework, and the initial analysis phase had the role of mapping all the factors we needed to pay attention to. After careful observation we moved on to the planning phase, then the migration phase.
A major challenge was the size of the databases and the amount of product photos. Another one was the number of 3rd party integrations with providers and distributors, which we needed to configure. Together with the customer we found the best time-frame to perform the migration, so the impact on the business would be minimal.
The last phase was the modernization phase, where with the help of the AWS services we managed to considerably improve security, CI/CD pipelines, and the automation of tasks.