Accelerating DevOps with AWS
Building DevOps on AWS
eHarmony has been around for 16 years now. They’re pioneers in the online dating business, with 60 to 70 million registrants globally. There are a gazillion dating apps in the world, but there’s only one that’s catered to serious, long-term relationships, and that’s eHarmony. eHarmony considers themselves a big data technology company, with data coming from 20 to 25 million matches a day. They’re constantly mining that data to provide better matches for their customers.
One of the challenges eHarmony faced with their current development environments was with what they called runways. When they built new systems and services, before they deployed them into production, they deployed them to a runway. That allowed them to put all of the systems together and test them in an integrated fashion, which would signal if something was ready for a takeoff. So if things go well on a runway, they are pretty confident that they’ll go well in production.
Online Dating, Information Technology
Build infrastructure on AWS to support rapid runway deployment and decommissioning
Services & Tech
Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Native Application Development
There were discussions around potentially using the cloud to augment eHarmony’s runway infrastructure. It was a learning process for them and they needed a reliable partner to lean on for guidance, that’s where Onica came in and enabled their internal operations team. One of the biggest things they were looking at was a “push button” deploy where they could have the entire runway built at the push of a button, use it, and then scrap it when they were done.
Why Amazon Web Services
One of the hurdles eHarmony faced was latency, in terms of testing speed. Onica deployed eHarmony’s new runway environment in a hybrid setup using AWS Direct Connect from their data center to AWS. It really reduced their latency in testing, which allowed them to use their runway in a hybrid setup with the database still locally on-premises.
Success for eHarmony on AWS
Onica is one of the largest and fastest-growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners in the world, helping companies enable, operate, and innovate in the cloud. From migration strategy to operational excellence and immersive transformation, Onica is a full spectrum AWS integrator. Learn more at www.onica.com.