Blue Saki provides application development and scalable IT solutions that ensure to increase businesses’ effectiveness and efficiency. We have provided numerous applications and IT solutions to our clients who want to optimize their business operations and lessen their operational costs.
This case highlights how we transitioned a server based application to leverage cloud services. The client is AMANDA which is a subscription based video marketing platform. AMANDA combines the features of email marketing, YouTube, social media, blackberry messenger reporting and CRM to create a powerful and effective video marketing tool for agents, representatives and consultants in the service industry.
We were commissioned to transfer Amanda’s video marketing application from traditional data centre (ISP) with a dedicated server to a cloud environment.
When reviewing the case of Amanda, it made us to make the following points as our targets to deliver to our client.
- Ensuring high availability with 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Ensuring fully managed and self monitoring environment with 24/7 support
- Minimizing internal management resources and operational costs
To achieve these targets and give the client peace of mind, we decided to leverage tools that are popular for web applications and cloud applications. Thus the application was built on Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, to provide a robust and cost effective solutions. Some of the additional benefits of using cloud solutions were as follows:
- No capital expenditure for infrastructure
- Transparent pricing
- Business logic and functionality specific to the Amanda application
- Self service automatic provisioning
- Auto scaling ability as the application grows
- Reduced cost compared to alternatives
By transferring the database to a fully managed cloud service, we are able to focus on code rather than on IT support and save considerable time, effort and cost.
The service automatically ensures that the database is always available and that it scales to accommodate the application no matter what – with no need for manual intervention, on-going maintenance or development efforts to support the database tier.
The Amanda application also uses cloud-files (CDN) to distribute the videos. Also, the application has the ability to send mass emails, thousands of emails per day, using SendGrid’s cloud-based email platform.
Blue Saki is a development shop focusing primarily on analysis, application design, and application development. Managed service providers such as Xeround Cloud Database and Rackspace provide this expertise as part of our best-in-class service with all management resources already included in the price, unlike other traditional ISPs charging both fixed and hourly rates.
This helps developers, technology companies and SMBs to not only better determine the costs to develop a product or service (which in-turn impacts revenue and profitability) but also focus on what they know best, application development, leaving all related infrastructure issues to be handled externally.Click here to read the full article on the Xeround blog