AWS Enterprise Summit London | National Rail Enquiries Darwin Migration

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AWS Enterprise Summit London | National Rail Enquiries Darwin Migration

  1. 1. Darwin migration Chris Scoggins CEO
  2. 2. NRE – a transformation •  Created in 1996, a private company owned by the train operators •  B2C: # 1 busiest app / mobile / desktop web site in travel •  45% per annum growth •  6m apps downloaded across iPad, iPhone, Android, TV app, Win8 •  B2B: 1000 services provided to 200 clients
  3. 3. Darwin
  4. 4. Darwin – what is it? •  A heuristic system that takes various industry feeds and predicts & reports real time train running •  Provides the real time information for our world first real time journey planner •  Demand for real time during disruption over 10x normal demand •  Ageing infrastructure
  5. 5. Why choose commodity cloud ? •  “It’s not resilient !” •  “It’s not secure” •  “You can’t get good SLAs”
  6. 6. Darwin – planning the migration •  Lots of key players •  Virtualising the system •  Built POC to test all components •  SOASTA ran realistic load tests
  7. 7. Darwin – the migration challenges •  Different licence conditions •  Migrating without any downtime •  Changing the culture to a “pay-as-you use” model •  Changing the roles & responsibilities of our suppliers
  8. 8. Darwin – the result •  Migration successfully completed on March 1st •  Improved SLA •  20% saving on previous arrangement •  Ability to flex capacity when required
  9. 9. Thank You!
  10. 10. AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 #AWSSummit

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