Due to the quality and spread of its contents, LaBioguia.com is one of the most important sustainable culture digital platforms of the world. In a very short time, they grew exponentially. Any current metrics are measured in millions: 20 million users; 15 million visits per month. They are the 6th Facebook community worldwide with 9.6 million followers.
Every day, every article is read and shared by millions of users who interact with the guide in real time from different devices and platforms. So availability and uptime of the site are the key axes for running Labioguia.com.
The challenges were two: first, they needed to adequate the IT infrastructure to provide an optimal response to the current demand, and it should be configured to be elastic, flexible and robust for next stages of continuous growth. Edrans was responsible for designing the new architecture using Amazon Web Services.
Since its inception, the company has always thought to maintain a balance between resources and performance in their policy servers. But the high traffic growth, especially in social networks, forced them to rethink everything from scratch.
“Given the high demand for traffic, we needed to have a clear understanding of consumption and transfer. In addition, we made a major change: a complete upgrade of the site which involved a completely new development. Therefore, it was necessary to start from scratch also with our server infrastructure service without affecting the normal operation of the site. We chose Edrans for their know-how in IT infrastructure and AWS implementation”, explained Julián Bandeo, one of LaBioGuia ́s co-founders.
The first step was to study the demand, the behaviour of its users and the use of resources to take the maximum advantage of the possibilities offered by AWS. On that basis, the Edrans DevOps team designed the new architecture on AWS with a balanced distribution of servers that could guarantee 99.99% uptime of the platform, even if the event of an incident with a server.
The next step was to simulate the new infrastructure during a day and to test its performance through different traffic tests to analyze and detect potential failures before the migration. This stage was successfully passed and everything was ready for the next phase.
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