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A reliable infrastructure with an elastic architecture on AWS

Established the Fibre2Fashion website online, by designing and implementing a reliable infrastructure with an elastic architecture on AWS, to enable scaling up to meet the demands of the Application when traffic is high on the websites

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The Company

Built with an aim to bolster and serve the textile fraternity, Fibre2Fashion Pvt. Ltd is a market driven B2B portal that marked its existence in the year 2000 and since then, has consistently been growing in leaps and bounds. Their rich experience, commitment, accountability and innovation have helped to foster the business of small, medium and large enterprises associated with us. With digital presence in more than 190 countries, the organization has been able to carve a niche for itself in the industry.

The Challenge

The Customer was looking to run their .NET based Application on AWS Cloud. They had 2 websites running: fibre2fashion.com & technicaltextile.com. All sites had been developed on a ‘2-tier architecture’ with the User Interface on a Database layer. All sites under the two domains were running on 2 Web servers with SQL Server Standard edition as DB. The Customer wanted to migrate the current infrastructure to AWS and was looking for the same vendor to provide Managed Services as well.

The Solution

Sify worked with the Customer to understand the current architecture, then designed and implemented the entire infrastructure on AWS using the following

  • star_blackTwo web servers were provisioned under ALB. All the websites were deployed on both the web servers
  • star_blackAll the servers except the RDP server were hosted in private subnet
  • star_blackOnly load balancer and RDP servers were in public subnet
  • star_blackThe web servers had a file server mounted for use during deployments as well as user uploads
  • star_blackSQL Server Standard License was included as part of the AWS Infra Cost
  • star_blackActive Directory and DNS were run in High Availability mode across 2 AZ’s, one in an EC2 and one in file server
  • star_blackAWS S3 was used for any Data / Logs backups
  • star_blackNAT Gateway was added, which is a Highly Available AWS Managed Service
  • star_blackPeriodic Automatic Snapshots were built in, on successful completion of POC
  • star_blackEBS – Extension of Hard disk size was automated to manage cost and data growth requirements
  • star_blackAWS CloudWatch was used for monitoring
  • star_blackAWS CloudTrail was setup for API and account activity tracking

The Benefits

  • star_blackAt the end of the engagement, Fibre2Fashion went online with a reliable infrastructure which met all its demands. Due to the elastic nature of the architecture, the solution was able to scale to meet the demands of the Application when the traffic was high on the websites.
  • star_blackFibre2Fashion has reduced 95% of the latency using AWS architecture. They are now on auto-scaling infrastructure with zero maintenance, therefore saving 100% human effort & cost, for in-house team.

Sify Learnings

Using auto-scaling with stateless application delivers best results & offers huge cost benefits for the customer.

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