PageSuite is a leading mobile and tablet digital publishing company. It provides strategic solutions for future-focused publishers, helping them deliver engaging content through multiple channels.
PageSuite aims to enhance the end-user experience, and services content and publishing markets worldwide. Its North and South American client base is managed from its Boston office. While the rest of the world is managed from its headquarters in Kent, England, and its development team based in London.
Applications built by PageSuite were based on Microsoft technologies and operated in both AWS and on-premise environments. The client was considering engineering options to further leverage AWS as their platform of choice.
One of the on-premise infrastructure platforms that PageSuite was looking to refresh, was the primary PageSuite Microsoft SQL Database stored in Rackspace. This database was operating in an expensive data centre with ageing hardware. In addition, the remaining estate was already in AWS, so unnecessary data transfer costs were being generated.
PageSuite also required very little to no downtime for this migration project, as their customers span across multiple time zones.
Rebura successfully migrated the primary data centre within a one-hour downtime window. As a result, PageSuite now entirely operates in the AWS cloud. Data costs have been reduced due to the local nature of the database and its associated services.
The database migration to RDS also provided multi-AZ resilience and improved performance compared to its previous on-premise environment. Right-sizing and other cost-saving exercises will be the primary focus of the project’s next.
“For over three years we had wanted to move away from a hosted data centre to leverage the benefits of AWS RDS. Due to the nature of our business, we could only afford 20 minutes of downtime and Rebura helped us make it happen, so we now have a more scalable and operationally efficient database. Their expertise helped us every step of the way including leveraging the most appropriate funding program. They even got up at 1am on a cold January Monday morning as that time suited us best to go live.”
Nathan Parrett, Founder at PageSuite