Buyatab - TriNimbus

Buyatab - Case Study

Migration to AWS a gift of time and cost savings.

Buyatab, a Vancouver-based supplier of advanced online gift card infrastructure, technology and marketing services for leading brands in Canada, the United States and Europe, is growing at a rapid pace. Ranked number two on PROFIT 500: The Complete Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2017 and number three the year before, Buyatab is making its mark—quickly. Buyatab had started its business on traditional managed hosting with a monolithic application stack featuring .NET and SQL. In order to not only meet, but exceed the new expectations and demands of an expanding customer base, Buyatab needed to find a smart way to transform from a startup phase infrastructure into a scalable and flexible IT environment.

Goals

  • Transform speed and agility of business
  • Move IT infrastructure from colocation to the cloud

Solutions

  • AWS Cloud Platform
  • TriNimbus DevOps on AWS
  • TriNimbus Workload Migration
  • TriNimbus Infrastructure Optimization

Outcomes

  • Transformation to agile cloud business
  • Superior reliability and security
  • Massively reduced CapEx

The right technology, the right partner

“The TriNimbus team worked as true partners with Buyatab”, said Chris Falk, CTO of Buyatab. “They became a part of our team and when Buyatab didn’t have project management resources to dedicate to the migration, TriNimbus provided one who”, as Falk describes it, “drove the team in a smart and effective way.”

Challenge

Buyatab had started its business on traditional managed hosting with a monolithic application stack featuring .NET and SQL. In order to not only meet, but exceed the new expectations and demands of an expanding customer base, Buyatab needed to find a smart way to transform from a startup phase infrastructure into a scalable and flexible IT environment. “Relying on colocation infrastructure outsourced to a local IT shop simply wasn’t a viable solution anymore,” says Chris Falk, Buyatab’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our plans for growth at required a significant upgrade in security, availability and reliability.” Additionally, Buyatab’s technology team recognized that the company needed to make a transition towards continuous deployment. Falk had completed three major migrations to the cloud before. He knew that the cloud was a viable option for the company. “In fact, this was not a decision, it was an obvious choice that we move to the cloud.”

Amazon Web Services v/s Microsoft Azure

To learn why Buyatab, a company heavily invested in Microsoft products, chose Amazon Web Services Cloud (AWS) over Microsoft Azure, the technologies and skill-sets that were required for their successful migration and the massive business benefits realized post migration, please download the full case study below.

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