4X Faster Page Load Speed Migrating to AWS Cloud

Aokumo helped a retail company achieve a 90% reduction in infrastructure costs and 4X faster page load speed with AWS cloud migration.

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is a leading multinational retail company. They have a strong supply chain across different product categories.

The Problem

The client was facing unplanned downtimes, slow page loads, and an exponential rise in hosting costs, resulting in a negative impact on revenue.

The Result

Aokumo migrated existing infrastructure to AWS and optimized it for cost-saving, time-saving, and better security.

Industry

Retail

Featured Services

Technology Stack

AWS Cloud, EC2, Amazon Aurora, Lambda, CDN, TLS, WAF

4X Faster Page Load Speed Migrating to AWS Cloud

Aokumo helped a retail company achieve a 90% reduction in infrastructure costs and 4X faster page load speed with AWS cloud migration.

Industry

Retail

Featured Services

Technology Stack

AWS Workspace, Office 365, Azure Active Directory, MicrosoftIntune, AWS VPN

Project Brief

The Client

Based in Tokyo, the client is a leading multinational retail company. They have a strong supply chain across different product categories.

The Problem

The client was facing unplanned downtimes, slow page loads, and an exponential rise in hosting costs, resulting in a negative impact on revenue.

The Solution

Aokumo migrated existing infrastructure to AWS and optimized it for cost-saving, time-saving, and better security.
results

Solutions

Migrated entire corporate website infrastructure on AWS cloud.

Implemented security solutions including TLS, CDN, and WAF for enhanced security.

Modernized architecture with CDN for multiple availability zones to serve media resources faster.

Designed high availability architecture with automated disaster recovery.

Impacts

90

%

cost reduction for website infrastructure

4

X

faster page load speeds

50

%

reduction in time to publish blog content

70

%

lesser incidents and downtime

summary

The Need

The client has a corporate website for their retail business. It is visited by tens of thousands of users daily who make corporate inquiries and access the client portal. The client needs to continuously update its website and keep it relevant to its customers with high availability.

The client was facing challenges in modernizing their website and upgrading it due to the legacy system and having a high bounce rate due to very slow page speed. They also faced frequent downtimes due to unnecessary dependencies on other systems and having too many points of failures. They faced inherent risk due to security vulnerabilities and long upgrade cycles. Rising maintenance costs were another issue that needed to be addressed for cost-optimization.

Aokumo assessed the client's existing infrastructure and modernize for better performance, cost-saving, and higher security.

The Challenges

Overgrowing maintenance costs were one of the main concerns, so it was essential to design the infrastructure for efficient resource utilization.

On the existing infrastructure, page load time was high so optimizing speed without any change in the website on the application level was very important.

Since the client is an enterprise client, website and data security were of utmost importance along with regulatory compliances.

High availability and high performance needed to be assured for different geolocations.

The Solutions

Aokumo analyzed the existing infrastructure for underlying performance problems and recommended migration to the AWS cloud.

We prepared asset inventory, designed a data strategy, and outlined a detailed AWS migration roadmap covering all bottlenecks and single points of failure.

Aokumo modernized the entire website infrastructure for cost-optimization and implemented disaster recovery solutions for automated recovery.

We implemented TLS, and WAF, among other security solutions, to build security, encryption, resiliency, and CDN load-balancing to handle different types of traffic.

Tools & Technologies

Aokumo leverages several Amazon services

Amazon VPC

- A service that lets users launch AWS resources in a logically isolated virtual network that they define and allows them to manage the entire resources.

AWS Landing Zone

- An AWS solution that provides guardrails for governance, security, compliance, and operations and helps customers set up a secure, multi-account AWS environment based on AWS best practices.

AWS Application Load Balancer

- An AWS service that automatically distributes incoming requests across multiple targets, such as EC2 instances, containers, IP addresses, and lambda functions, defined in a target group.

Amazon S3

- A highly scalable, fast, and durable solution for any data type object-level storage accessed anywhere via the Internet through the Amazon Console and S3 API.

Amazon Aurora

- A managed database service that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

Amazon CloudWatch

- An AWS service designed to help users monitor the performance and health of their AWS resources and applications.

AWS Lambda

- A compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers.

ELK Stack

- A package of open source technologies for collecting, searching, analyzing, and visualizing large data volumes generated by diverse data sources.

Prometheus

- An open-source monitoring and alerting solution for microservices and containers that provides flexible queries and real-time notifications.

PagerDuty

- An incident management solution for monitoring systems and triggering alerts that helps IT operations and DevOps engineers resolve critical errors in their IT systems as quickly as possible.

impact

The Impacts

90

%

cost reduction for website infrastructure

Moving to AWS cloud minimized resource wastage, resulting in a 90% cost reduction for the client.

4

X

faster page load speeds

Performance tuning, CDN, and load balancing improved page speed by 4 times.

50

%

reduction in time to publish blog content

The client was able to publish and serve bog content much faster with CDN and speed optimization.

70

%

lesser incidents and downtime

Security and disaster recovery implementations reduced unplanned events and incidents up to 70% with much faster recovery.