CASE STUDIES

Surfline Case Study

Surfline cuts costs and boosts performance with transformative automation

logo: Surfline
The Challenge

Create a cloud-based solution

To enable the scientific models that power its worldwide surf and marine forecasts, Surfline handles an enormous amount of data on a daily basis. The company approached Onica to migrate their environment to the cloud while designing a solution that supported automated deployments and infrastructure management with no downtime.

The Solution

Simplified and automated all deployment processes

Working closely with the Surfline engineering team, Onica simplified and automated all deployment processes using a combination of Chef, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Onica brought DevOps best practices to Surfline, fully integrating development and operations.

BACKGROUND

Top online destination for real-time surfing-related information

Surfline is the top online destination for real-time surfing-related information, and specializes in providing surf conditions and other ocean-weather data around the globe. Surfline.com has built the largest streaming coastal HD cam network available on the Web. With a mission to enable enthusiasts to pursue peak surfing, the site has attracted an audience in the millions by merging data-driven surf forecasts with high-quality editorial content.

THE RESULT

Time and cost to produce surf and weather forecasts was reduced

The resulting environment is completely automated, enabling multiple daily deployments as a result of continuous integration and delivery. The time and cost to produce surf and weather forecasts was reduced, while increasing service uptime and reliability by orders of magnitude. Surfline also significantly reduced the number of late-night alerts to its engineers.

Surfline also leverages Onica Cloud OpsPilot services for ongoing support of their AWS environment. Our dedicated team of 24/7 certified AWS experts have significantly reduced the number of late-night alerts to their engineers and have helped them deploy tactics from a cloud native mindset to achieve the maximum business value from the cloud and reach operational excellence. We are dedicated to continually innovating, evolving, and improving their environment.

Why Us

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.