Infinity Works was brought in to migrate Moonpig to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based technology with extremely tight timescales, and no room for error or delay. By using cloud-based AWS, and re-architecting certain parts of the application stack, this would allow the online business to scale indefinitely.
The infrastructure had to be migrated before the end of November in order to cope with the Christmas period, closely followed by Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. It would have been catastrophic for the business if we did not hit the deadline.
However, we had a number of technological issues to resolve. The first was that the website and hosting structure had been set up before cloud data storage was created, so some technologies weren’t compatible to moving into cloud-hosted platforms. We also had tight compliance requirements for GDPR and PCI-DSS legislation.
Infinity Works set up a cross-functional team of engineers who worked on-site closely with Moonpig’s own IT team. The cross-functional nature of the team (development, operations, DBA and architecture) allowed us to move rapidly, maturing all layers of the tech stack together as the project progressed.
The mixed working team of IW consultants and client IT employees allowed Moonpig to help steer the direction, learn new technologies as we went along, and gain a deep understanding of the end result so that they would be able to support it once the migration project was finished.