When TicketLeap decided to create a totally new ticketing platform, numerous problems arose with its hosting company. As a result of the severity and frequency of the problems, TicketLeap researched other options and found the answer with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The array of AWS products offers TicketLeap a potent solution. The company uses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and cloud monitoring services as the foundation for its platform. The TicketLeap web site is written in the Python language using the Django Web framework, and TicketLeap uses the Boto project to interface with AWS. Because AWS provides a flexible, scalable, cost-effective, and reliable environment for the online ticketing system, TicketLeap’s offering is now entirely on AWS.
For startup companies, it is critical that they deploy and scale their hosting environments rapidly, which is a key component of the AWS solution. Keith Fitzgerald, Director of Engineering for TicketLeap, believes that “the flexibility and speed at which we could reconfigure our setups directly attributed to how fast we were able to redevelop and launch our product.”
The company already sees measurable results from the AWS solution—both in reduced costs and in increased revenue. Says Fitzgerald: “We’ve cut our hosting budget in half and increased the speed at which we iterate by an order of magnitude. The time savings for our developing to release cycle cannot be understated. That’s the real value to us: how quickly we can get new products and features to market. As a start up, time is precious. Switching to Amazon dramatically increased productivity and allowed us to be better positioned to succeed in our market.”
AWS is working so well that TicketLeap anticipates taking advantage of the enhancements that AWS continually makes to its products as well as new products as they become available.
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