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AWS Customer Presentation-Costcutter

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AWS Customer Presentation-Costcutter

  1. 1. Why AWS?<br />Francis Barton<br />IT Development Manager<br />
  2. 2. Who are Costcutter?<br /><ul><li> A Symbol group for Independent Retailers
  3. 3. 1500+ franchise stores in the UK
  4. 4. Member benefits:
  5. 5. Competitive pricing
  6. 6. Access to both national and local suppliers
  7. 7. TV and press advertising
  8. 8. 3 weekly promotion cycle supported by local leaflet drops
  9. 9. Quarterly rebates
  10. 10. Regional sales force offering local retail advice
  11. 11. Store re-fit specialists
  12. 12. Category management and merchandising team
  13. 13. Tailor-made EPoS solution
  14. 14. Weekly centralised invoicing with 14 days credit</li></li></ul><li>Core Business Model<br />
  15. 15. Order Capture Platform Requirements<br /><ul><li> Elasticity – to cope with peaks in demand
  16. 16. High Availability – orders placed any time of day or night
  17. 17. Disaster Recovery – 1500+ businesses affected
  18. 18. Affordable – no significant increase in IT budget</li></li></ul><li>Elastic Bamboo CI Tool<br />
  19. 19. Eye-catching AWS Features<br /><ul><li> Customisable EC2 Instances
  20. 20. Pay-as-You-Go Charging Model
  21. 21. Elastic Load Balancing
  22. 22. Auto Scaling
  23. 23. Separate Availability Zones
  24. 24. CloudWatch Monitoring</li></li></ul><li>Project Mercury – AWS Configuration<br />
  25. 25. Current Application Architecture<br />
  26. 26. Future Application Architecture<br />
  27. 27. Summary<br /><ul><li> Flexible Platform:
  28. 28. No Technology Lock-in
  29. 29. On-demand Elasticity
  30. 30. Affordable HA/ DR
  31. 31. Trusted Brand</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /><ul><li>Development Challenges:
  32. 32. Interaction with DB in York
  33. 33. JPA Cache Co-ordination
  34. 34. RDS Failover Transparency
  35. 35. Flexible Platform:
  36. 36. No Technology Lock-in
  37. 37. On-demand Elasticity
  38. 38. Affordable HA/ DR
  39. 39. Trusted Brand</li></li></ul><li>Summary<br /><ul><li>Development Challenges:
  40. 40. Interaction with DB in York
  41. 41. JPA Cache Co-ordination
  42. 42. RDS Failover Transparency
  43. 43. Great Deployment Platform:
  44. 44. No Technology Lock-in
  45. 45. On-demand Elasticity
  46. 46. Affordable HA/ DR
  47. 47. Trusted Brand</li>

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