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Quinyx Case Study

2016

In 2005, Erik Fjellborg was working part-time at McDonald’s. He noticed that his manager frequently struggled to manage employees’ schedules over the phone. As a result, Erik decided to build a system to solve the problem, and McDonald’s soon became the first customer of Erik’s new company—Quinyx. Today, it’s one of the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) workforce management tools for enterprise organizations and is growing by about 50 percent year over year. It helps large enterprises around the world coordinate around 2 million employees, handling 200,000 concurrent users.

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We can run a much bigger platform on AWS at the same cost as before, plus it's easier to take on new business. ”

Erik Fjellborg
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Quinyx

The Challenge

  • Provide a reliable, high-quality service for customers as business expands across the globe.
  • Ensure robust security for employees’ sensitive personal and financial information.
  • Make it easy for developers to deliver an excellent product.

Why Amazon Web Services

The Benefits

  • Backed by a trusted brand: Quinyx handles sensitive data for businesses across Europe, and prospective customers like the fact that it sits on a secure and scalable environment that meets their compliance and performance needs.
  • Platform for global expansion: International growth is now simple, cost-effective, and reliable. DevOps engineers estimate that a deployment for a new customer takes around a day, whereas before it could take up to a month.
  • More efficient DevOps: By running the infrastructure as code, the two engineers who maintain the environment now spend 20 percent less time on routine management tasks, repurposing the saved time to making a better product through rapid, low-cost testing.  

About Quinyx

In 2005, Erik Fjellborg was working part-time at McDonald’s. He noticed that his manager frequently struggled to manage employees’ schedules over the phone. As a result, Erik decided to build a system to solve the problem, and McDonald’s soon became the first customer of Erik’s new company—Quinyx.


AWS Services Used

Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

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Amazon S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance.

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Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment.

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Amazon ECS

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS.

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Amazon EBS

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is an easy to use, high performance block storage service designed for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for both throughput and transaction intensive workloads at any scale.

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Elastic Load Balancing

Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, IP addresses, and Lambda functions.

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