Migration to AWS to improve scalability and performance

Migration to AWS to improve scalability and performance

10 March2 min read

An IT company that offers educational apps for apprentices in Germany faced performance issues on their dedicated server-powered API.


Browserbite migrated the application to AWS to ensure scalability and flexibility in the long run.

User Group

Apprentices in Germany that want to prepare for their final exams.

Browserbite is a software development and consulting company that specializes in helping businesses with various IT-related issues and in this case with their migration of IT infrastructure to cloud-based solutions. Recently, Browserbite was approached by a German IT company that produces educational apps for apprentices. The IT company was facing numerous issues with its current infrastructure, which was a dedicated server solution. The dedicated server solution lacked the necessary performance and scalability that the IT company required. Additionally, the users of the educational apps frequently encountered downtimes, which was becoming a major concern for the IT company.

The IT company approached Browserbite to help them migrate their infrastructure from a dedicated server solution to Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is a popular cloud-based solution that offers numerous benefits such as scalability, performance, and reliability.

Browserbite began the project by conducting an assessment of the IT company's existing infrastructure. The assessment revealed that the existing infrastructure was not only lacking performance, but it was also not able to scale according to the changing loads of the application. Usually, the API encountered a higher load during exam preparation time.

Based on the assessment, Browserbite recommended that the IT company migrate to AWS. AWS offered the IT company numerous benefits such as the ability to scale their infrastructure up or down as needed, pay only for the resources they use, and increase overall security.

To ensure a successful migration, Browserbite developed a comprehensive migration plan. The migration plan included a risk assessment and a contingency plan. The migration plan was designed to minimize downtime and ensure that the IT company's educational apps would be available to their users throughout the migration process.

Browserbite began the migration process by setting up an AWS account for the IT company. Once the account was set up, Browserbite began migrating the IT company's by implementing a terraform setup of all resources that were needed to run the application on AWS. The terraform configuration also allowed easy implementation of multiple environments like a development, staging, and production system. After the infrastructure was in place Browserbite transferred the application data and changed the domain configuration to the AWS infrastructure. The migration process was completed in phases, with each phase thoroughly tested before moving on to the next phase.

Throughout the migration process, Browserbite provided regular updates to the IT company's management team. Any issues that arose were quickly addressed, and the migration plan was adjusted accordingly.

The migration to AWS was completed without any major issues. The IT company's educational apps were available to their users throughout the migration process, and there was minimal downtime. The migration to AWS has provided the IT company with a more reliable, scalable, and cost-effective infrastructure. The IT company is now able to focus on its core business of producing educational apps, knowing that its IT infrastructure is in good hands with AWS and Browserbite.