Our AWS Migration Story
Having been in operation for over 11 years, Salsa has a portfolio of 100s of loyal clients on Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal & Magento who required ongoing, stable hosting and application support for their sites. Along with that, a new generation of clients were coming on board, requiring powerful, reliable hosting and application support.
While our legacy hosting had served us well for several years, we found ourselves in a position of having outgrown it, eager for a more advanced service offering that met the demands of the present day – cost-efficiency, reliable uptime, consumption-based billing, auto-scalability, 24x7 enterprise support. In addition, in order to service our long-term clients, we needed better visibility on and control over the infrastructure, as well as a partner that was proactive about infrastructure maintenance and patch management.
Upon taking inventory of the above, as well as our existing and future needs, we decided to go with an AWS and partner solution. We worked closely with BulletProof (AWS Premier Consulting Partner) to design, configure, setup and migrate all existing clients to AWS infrastructure. We took this opportunity to also optimize the Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal & Magento application stack whenever possible.
A rigorous process, including inventorisation, communication and regression testing took place to ensure the success of each AWS migrated client.
The positive results of this undertaking have been realised immediately, including significant reduction in TCO (appox 70%) and 99.95% Uptime SLA. On top of this, operating with consumption based billing, consumption-based management, auto scaling, 24x7 support, and an excellent relationship and support with both Bulletproof and AWS, has given us a far better supported solution for our clients.
Salsa are specialist digital consultants with open source CMS expertise who have been partnering with organisations for over 11 years to grow, develop and innovate their businesses within in the rapidly changing technological environment.
Salsa offers strategic services and business analysis, and the full suite of website design, development, support and training services including Ecommerce, mobile sites, apps, responsive sites, content management systems, search engine optimisation, online strategy and AWS.
We are excited about our industry and we love what we do. We are proud of our diverse team and their talents and our commitment to you is to bring all of our imagination, technological expertise and passion to your project to make you proudly stand out amongst all the rest in the digital world.