How did we reduce production service cloud costs for a customer by 65%?
CloudAccel helped one customer reduce production costs by over 65%, by transforming its complex infrastructure with multiple dependencies to scale up and down seamlessly on demand.
This customer has been working on the platform for over 4 years. As in most companies, the engineering team's focus was on features, functionality, scalability and less on associated cloud infrastructure costs. Over time the system became complex, the traffic grew, increasing the cloud costs. The customer was exploring ways to reduce the costs without affecting latencies and without significant redesign of the platform.
The system evolved over multiple years. Due to its unique functional requirements, complexity grew involving multiple services and dependencies. Engineering team also developed processes and scripts for build and deploy activities to satisfy system's unique requirements. These prevented the engineering team to take advantage of the cloud provider's native scaling solution with a simple switchover. As is expected for a business critical system, the customer required a solution migrating to which does not involve any downtime, does not have negative effect on latencies experienced by end users.
Exploring the available solutions and solution providers, the customer found that most service providers offered expensive and complex solutions that required long timelines to deliver. In addition, they required significant changes to existing build and deploy procedures the engineering team had devised and stabilized over time.