Lack of a General Approach
With the goal of replacing the old monolithic solution with a modern microservices architecture, the client started the transition with the in-house team. However, due to a lack of expertise, effective communication, and standardized processes, each of the 26 microservices was built independently, ignoring others. Soon, maintaining and deploying them became challenging.
Lack of System Stability
Because all 26 microservices were built differently, the slightest change in one could trigger a system-wide crash. The deployment of new versions or spikes in demand posed a constant risk of downtime, resulting in financial setbacks for the client.
Cost and Resources Inefficiency
Since the new microservice-based solution wasn't efficient enough, the client had no choice but to keep both the old and new one live. Providing a seamless user experience that way costs the client twice as much resources, effort, and budget. It became less and less profitable for the client to continue the same way.
New Single Standard Creation
Starting with what matters most, the OpsWorks team created a unified microservices creation and deployment standard. This new approach ensures that all 26 existing microservices within the product function and coexist seamlessly. Now, the project remains adaptable and well-supported at all stages of development and can continue its growth.
Comprehensive Documentation Creation
Recognizing the importance of knowledge transfer and seamless team transitions, the OpsWorks specialists covered the whole project with clear and comprehensive documentation. By including explanatory diagrams and all the needed details, we ensured that the client's team could swiftly onboard new members, seamlessly transition teams between microservices, and maintain sustainable and efficient product growth.
Application Migration to Kubernetes Readiness
Proactively taking the next step, we started optimizing the project for Kubernetes migration by fine-tuning the existing infrastructure and streamlining processes. Through strategic planning and technical enhancements, OpsWorks experts optimized the system's performance, scalability, and resource efficiency. With all those tweaks, the stage for a smooth and successful migration to Kubernetes, ensuring improved performance and resource utilization, is set.