ICCK is one of the leading providers in Colombia for high-end mass media portals, providing this service to premium sites such as elespectador.com, the news portal for the prestigious daily newspaper; caracoltv.com, the information and entertainment portal of Caracol, the most important TV station in Colombia; cromos.com.co and shock.com.co information portals of two very popular magazines; linkempleo.com the premier jobs searching portal in the country and ojubi.com, one of the most visited classified portals in the region.
According to Marcela Díaz, CIO at ICCK.net: "ICCK faced the challenge of creating a high availability infrastructure environment that allowed for:
With all that in mind, a project was deployed through Avanxo, a solution provider for AWS in Colombia, to set up an infrastructure that leveraged the following AWS’s services:
A proof of concept was deployed using ICCK’s in-house Linux and Drupal-based applications in order to prepare for a future migration to a 100% cloud environment of all production web servers with dynamic traffic.
Accordingly, the team of certified consultants at Avanxo deployed an architecture of robust web servers designed to sustain high demand in a high availability environment based on the above mentioned Amazon Web Services offerings (see image below).
This auto scaling configuration, in conjunction with Avanxo’s support, allows for automatic capacity growth in line with the web servers dynamic load and connection requests, thus helping to ensure the required availability and service levels of ICCK’s portal.
As confirmed by Marcela Díaz, CIO of ICCK, "The critical factors to take the decision in favor of implementing AWS services with Avanxo were the auto scaling capabilities, given the specific needs of our business and the flexibility of working with AWS."
Ms. Díaz concluded that, “Thanks to the results obtained with this proof of concept, we have achieved the following benefits:
These benefits were obtained in a very short period of time, allowing us to respond in an agile manner to the particular needs of our fast-paced business.”
Díaz then adds that, "Even with the fact that we were already familiar with the basic offerings of Amazon Web Services, we now see Avanxo as a strategic ally who allows us to maximize our leverage of AWS functionality and increase the strength of our applications in high availability environments. We also now have access to immediate provisioning of testing environments as required by demand variations, which improves the efficiency of our operation and at the same time optimizes costs in a very important way.”
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Added June 18, 2012