CASE STUDIES

Buyatab Case Study

Migration to AWS a gift of time and cost savings

Who is Buyatab?

Digital gift giving services

Buyatab, a Vancouver-based supplier of advanced online gift card infrastructure, technology and marketing services for leading brands in Canada, the United States and Europe, is growing at a rapid pace. Ranked number two on PROFIT 500: The Complete Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2017 and number three the year before, Buyatab is making its mark—quickly. Buyatab had started its business on traditional managed hosting with a monolithic application stack featuring .NET and SQL. In order to not only meet, but exceed the new expectations and demands of an expanding customer base, Buyatab needed to find a smart way to transform from a startup phase infrastructure into a scalable and flexible IT environment.

Goals

Transform speed and agility of business
Move IT infrastructure from co-location to the cloud

Solution

AWS Cloud Platform
Onica DevOps on AWS
Onica Workload Migration
Onica Infrastructure Optimization

Outcome

Transformation to agile cloud business
Superior reliability and security
Massively reduced CapEx

“The Onica team worked as true partners with Buyatab. They became a part of our team and when Buyatab didn’t have project management resources to dedicate to the migration,Onica provided one who drove the team in a smart and effective way.”

Chris Falk
CTO, Buyatab

The Challenge

Transformation speed and business agility

In order to not only meet, but exceed the new expectations and demands of an expanding customer base, Buyatab needed to find a smart way to transform from a startup phase infrastructure into a scalable and flexible IT environment. Buyatab’s technology team also recognized that the company needed to make a transition towards continuous deployment.

The Solution

A transformative migration

The migration wasn’t a “lift and shift,” but rather a fully transformational migration that allowed Buyatab to take advantage of features within AWS that simply aren’t available anywhere else,
including storage service capabilities, a sophisticated architecture, and highly advanced security features.

Choosing the Right Platform

Because Buyatab was heavily invested in Microsoft products, the technology team initiated a three month “bake off” between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services Cloud (AWS).

Why Us

In order to plan a smooth migration, Buyatab knew from experience that the best option was to engage with a smart and seasoned partner that not only understood AWS, but could help educate Buyatab’s staff as it leveraged AWS and adopted a DevOps Culture.

Results & Benefits

To learn why Buyatab, a company heavily invested in Microsoft products, chose Amazon Web Services Cloud (AWS) over Microsoft Azure, the technologies and skill-sets that were required for their successful migration and the massive business benefits realized post migration, please download the full case study below.

Why Onica

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.