After moving their main marketing website from Rackspace to AWS, Skybound’s focus turned to performance optimization. Their goals were to increase scaling capabilities and performance while reducing server costs.
This project presented several challenges as it unfolded…
The solution is a containerized site hosted on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and leverages other CloudFront and S3, other popular Amazon services. During this process, we were able to reduce the baseline servers from 12 to 2 and cut the initial build time in half.
The project was plagued with setbacks from poor search performance to theme and plugin limitations that made this a bigger undertaking than first imagined. However, the investment is well served as the client was able to massively reduce their infrastructure baseline while optimizing the user experience. Lastly, team members can now work locally, which saves them time and makes the whole process smoother.
We partner with Skybound, acting as an extension of their internal team to prove technical leadership for the organization’s online activities. Our team communicates using their internal communication channels, we have multiple calls per week, and their team directly contacts our engineering leads when issues arise. From system refactoring and ecommerce development to marketing support and back-office automation, we support Skybound through their ever-changing priorities and initiatives.