See how leading organizations worldwide are using AWS Fargate to remove the need to provision and manage servers, specify and pay for resources per application, and improves security through application isolation.
The Vanguard Group is an American registered investment advisor based in Malvern, Pennsylvania with over $5.7 trillion in assets under management. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds in the world.
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“We chose ECS Fargate for a variety of reasons: It’s a fully distributed architecture, it enable DevSecOps patterns, was backwards compatible with our legacy container orchestration platform, is fully automated and automatable, secure by default, is cost effective and enable NoOps patterns.”
Yoni Ryabinski – Chief Enterprise Architect, Vanguard
Accenture is a multinational professional services company that provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
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“The pivot to Fargate was driven mainly by efficiency and to utilize the runtime better and the memory utilization better. It also have the benefit of driving cost down a little bit because of the way that we were running it. By putting into a container we were able to just allocate enough for the entire account in that container plus we can make more efficient choices around information that we already have about those accounts.”
Tom Myers, Sr. Cloud Architect, Accenture
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean industrial conglomerate.
“Our engineering team began migrating all of our systems to Fargate. Because Fargate exposed the same APIs and endpoints that ECS did, the migration experience was extremely smooth and we immediately experienced improvements in operational efficiency. Before Fargate, Samsung typically had administrators and operators dedicated to managing their web services for the Samsung developer portal. However, as we migrated to Fargate, we were able to easily eliminate the need for an administrator, saving operational cost while improving development efficiency. Now, our operations and administration teams are focused more on elaborate logging and monitoring activities, further improving overall service reliability, security, and performance.”
Tylor Kim, Staff Engineer Cloud Operation Group, Samsung Electronics Co., LTD
BCI Chile, Mach
Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) is a Chilean bank specializing in savings & deposits, securities brokerage, asset management and insurance. Mach is the first application of virtual prepaid card.
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“We are using Fargate to manage our containers. This allows us to delegate the scalability on AWS platform. We’ve had some campaigns that have brought more than 100,000 users in two days, which means an increase of 50 times the traffic that our platform was receiving and the service was not affected thanks to these managed services.”
Eugenio Gajardo, CTO of MACH project, BCI Chile
Elevenia is an online shopping site with an open marketplace concept in Indonesia that provides convenience and safety of online shopping.
“In the long term, we felt that containers would make it easier for us to deploy the engine everywhere, even at scale. Engineers use Amazon Fargate with Amazon ECS to automate deployment of containerized services, including clusters on virtual machines. We really love this serverless concept because it requires minimal operations maintenance.”
Rangga Sobiran, Head of Data Architecture and BI, Elevenia
END. is a global menswear retailer known for its expertly curated edit of luxury fashion, emerging designers and exclusive sport & streetwear.
“Deploying tasks in Fargate has saved us immeasurable hours when compared to our previous setup with EC2 which was tediously slow; and the ability to rollback almost instantaneously has given us the freedom to fail faster. By introducing AWS’ serverless solutions for containers we now have the breathing room to be proactive in our day-to-day and have been able to start investing our time in END.’s Continuous Integration and Deployment processes.”
Aris Boutselis and George Anagnostopoulos, DevOps Engineers at END.
Ancestry.com is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world. It operates a network of genealogical, historical records, and genetic genealogy websites.
“We have a real time and on-demand system. We have thousands of EC2 instances running, we have Fargate instances running, sending logs into Cloudwatch, we pull those logs and we push them into our Kinesis stream for processing.”
Jim Bradshaw – Sr. Manager Platform Productivity & Tooling, Ancestry
Enterprise IT is a dedicated, professional team recognised for their experience, technical skill, flexibility, professionalism and passion in getting IT right first time.
“Enterprise IT helped a large airline to run hundreds of complex machine learning predictions every day using containers and AWS Fargate. Allows the airline to meet their daily deadlines for data availability by running hundreds of R scripts inside of containers. This solution scales up during the morning processing window, and is completely shut down outside of that, meaning the airline pays only for the processing they require - which would be extremely difficult to achieve on an equivalent on premises infrastructure.”
Michael Ludvig, Principal Consultant, Enterprise IT
Vodafone Limited (UK)
Vodafone Limited is a provider of telecommunications services in the United Kingdom and a part of the Vodafone Group, the world's second-largest mobile phone company. As of May 2020, Vodafone UK has 18 million subscribers.
“At Vodafone Digital UK, we initially built our service containers to run on AWS using the ECS orchestration layer on EC2. Once our platform started growing and experiencing scaling challenges, the Digital Architects looked at Fargate to mitigate the growing pains and improve our platform stability. Once the technology had matured and price cuts were announced in January 2019, the Digital Architects defined a plan to migrate our Services from EC2 to Fargate while keeping the familiar ECS orchestration layer, and the first Story on the Digital backlog for this piece of work was born. We are now half way through the migration plan with the middleware of our My Vodafone App, one of our key services, being amongst the latest ones to make the jump. Furthermore, all the new Digital Services and Channels are deployed on Fargate by default. Serverless deployments still need to be properly planned, optimized and managed. However, by removing the complexity of infrastructure management and shifting some responsibilities, like OS hardening and patching, onto AWS, we can reduce the amount of resources we spend on these tasks and instead focus on adding value to our Vodafone customers.”
Maria Farrugia, Head of Digital Architecture, Vodafone UK
Klook is a world-leading travel activities and services booking platform, empowers travelers to discover and book on-demand local attractions, tours, transportation, food and exclusive experiences in more than 350 destinations around the world.
“We started Klook with a vision to be the global leader in travel experiences, and we have always kept our technology solutions as streamlined as possible. Klook has also adapted the AWS approach to DevOps and software development, authorizing each team to move fast and release new ideas. ECS and Fargate automatically balance team docker resources, providing easy scalability. As a result, Klook has a highly secure platform that off-loads a majority of its security defense and compliance certification.”
Bernie Xiong, CTO and Co-Founder of Klook
Square is a financial services, merchant services aggregator, and mobile payment company that helps millions of sellers run their business from secure credit card processing to point of sale solutions.
“As we modernize our stack with EKS, we are always looking for opportunities to increase our security posture and lessen our administrative burden. We're excited by the potential for Fargate for EKS to provide out of box isolation and ensure a secure compute environment for our applications with the highest level of security requirements. In addition, the ability to right size portions of our compute consumption, ensuring optimal utilization without having to spend cycles on capacity planning or operational overhead, is extremely compelling. This is without a doubt the most exciting Kubernetes announcement of the year.”
Geoff Flarity, Engineering Manager for CashApp, Square
Product Hunt is an online platform that surfaces the best new products such as mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
“The company wanted to migrate away from managing underlying infrastructure and needed to scale quickly, schedule multi-cluster workloads, and possess network-level control, and is now all in on AWS. Product Hunt’s website is architected as microservices and was developed using Ruby on Rails with a GraphQL backend and node.js frontend. The company uses AWS Fargate to run its containers without managing servers or clusters, and has been able to scale AWS Fargate to run 25 tasks at baseline in production. We moved to Fargate because we need the ability to scale quickly up from baseline, run multi-container workloads, and get fine-grained network control without having to manage our own infrastructure.”
Korbin Hoffman, Engineering Lead, Product Hunt
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