• April 28, 2023
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Case info


Industry: E-commerce Store

Partnership period:

Team size: 1 DevOps engineer

Team location: United Kingdom.

Services: Cloud infrastructure, monitoring implementation, CI/CD implementation.

Expertise delivered: Cloud infrastructure management, monitoring implementation, CI/CD configuration.

Technology stack: AWS, GitHub, MySQL, MariaDB, Nginx, Lightsail.

Project requirements:

HUMANITARIANOPERATIONS is an eCommerce store. The website has a platform that is easy to use and has many popular features and capabilities. Over time, the website had become cumbersome and expensive to update and maintain. This maintenance issue was expected to continue and accelerate in effort and cost over time.

Also, the contract with the current site hosting provider was coming to a close.

In addition, there were security concerns due to the nature of the WordPress framework used for the original site.


After analyzing the existing site the workloads, dependencies and source code, it was recommended to migrate the website to Amazon Web Services while modernizing the application to use a lightweight, thus making the site more performant.


HUMANITARIANOPERATIONS was able to become more secure, lightweight (easy to maintain), resilient, performant and scalable. Generating a static version of the site and limiting access to potentially vulnerable CMS and its plugins reduced the attack surface. Content delivery is also much faster because the customer-facing site is all static HTML and Javascript. By leveraging Availability Zones and horizontal scaling, they were able to distribute the traffic increasing the site’s availability and fault tolerance.

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