AWS Is How: Youfoodz Builds Modern Apps 30% Faster

Because Youfoodz doesn’t need to manage or procure servers on AWS, its employees can quickly develop new applications that bring value to its customers.

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Youfoodz has a mission to make healthy eating more accessible by delivering fresh, ready-made meals to customers’ doors. A healthy diet rich in fresh foods can make a major difference in a person’s life. According to the World Health Organization, eating a healthy diet can protect against malnutrition and diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

However, many people around the world fail to eat a healthy diet. In Australia alone, an estimated 50 percent of people age 18 and older did not eat their daily recommended servings of fruit, and 92 percent did not eat their recommended servings of vegetables.

Based in Australia, Youfoodz delivers an ever-changing range of meals, snacks, and drinks that are prepared by chefs who use locally sourced ingredients. To deliver high-quality customer experiences to people across the country, Youfoodz powers its business using modern business applications built on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
After realizing that server-based, on-premises technology was slow and difficult to maintain, Youfoodz chose to adopt serverless technology from AWS. It has migrated all its business applications to the cloud and vastly improved its service performance, speed of development, and cost efficiency.
Youfoodz uses AWS to host a number of important business applications using serverless infrastructure, leading to key service improvements. For example, the like-for-like migration of the company’s manufacturing application led to a 20 percent improvement in performance. It has also built business-differentiating solutions on AWS, like its customer management solution. This application centralizes and distributes customer data to all relevant systems, providing Youfoodz with a complete view of individual customers. With increased visibility, it can use customer data to guide important business decisions, like developing marketing campaigns or supporting customer-service efforts.
Because Youfoodz doesn’t need to manage or procure servers on AWS, its employees can quickly develop new applications that bring value to its customers. Developers at Youfoodz have access to a wide range of AWS services like  Amazon API Gateway, a fully managed service that makes it simple for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale, and  AWS Lambda, a serverless, event-driven compute service. It’s simple for developers to spin up components that they need to build innovative applications on the cloud. By migrating to AWS and taking advantage of serverless technology, Youfoodz has improved its development speeds by 30 percent.

Youfoodz also saved money by using serverless technology. If the company remained on premises, it would have needed to purchase $40,000 in equipment to get started. Because its developers don’t need to support and maintain equipment, Youfoodz can save on support resources. Plus, its developers have more time to focus on building innovative applications and delivering high-quality services for the benefit of Youfoodz customers. In fact, Youfoodz is exploring machine learning and Internet of Things solutions on AWS to take its manufacturing processes to the next level.


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