How Netsmartz Eliminated Performance Bottlenecks & Offered Scalability to the Online Retail Industry

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A leading online retail company partnered with DevOps experts to seamlessly migrate from MageMojo to Kubernetes, enhancing scalability, reliability, and operational efficiency.

About The Company

The client is a leading online retail company that was established in 1899 and has since become a leading provider of high-quality products. With a customer base spanning 83 countries and exceeding 100,000, the brand has earned a reputation for delivering reliable and effective solutions. They partnered with our DevOps experts to seamlessly migrate from MageMojo to Kubernetes, enhancing scalability, reliability, and operational efficiency.

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Team Composition

10 Developers, 3 DevOps Engineers

The Problem Statement

The existing hosting provider, MageMojo, couldn’t handle the increased load during peak sales seasons, resulting in performance issues and frequent downtime. The infrastructure’s limitations impacted reliability, hindering the company’s ability to maintain a consistent customer shopping experience. The company was concerned about potential disruptions to their operations during migration, as transitioning to a new infrastructure could lead to downtime or glitches.

The Challenge

While undertaking this endeavor, we recognized multiple challenges like:

  • Slow application performance affected user experience, potentially leading to customer dissatisfaction and abandoned shopping carts.
  • Without automated deployment pipelines, code releases and updates were time-consuming and error-prone, hampering the company’s agility in responding to market demands.
  • The inability to dynamically scale resources based on traffic demand led to resource wastage during low-traffic periods and performance issues during high-traffic periods.

The Solution

To address these challenges, Netsmartz documented the execution plan for a seamless migration from MageMojo to Kubernetes. The primary focus was on enhancing scalability, reliability, and performance while minimizing any adverse impact on the customer experience.

  • We thoroughly assessed the company’s existing infrastructure, application architecture, and business requirements. Based on this analysis, a detailed migration plan was devised, outlining the steps, timelines, and potential risks.
  • We containerized the company’s applications using Docker, ensuring consistency across environments. The applications were then migrated to Kubernetes clusters deployed across multiple regions for high availability and resilience.
  • Leveraging Kubernetes, DevOps set up automated deployment pipelines using tools like Jenkins and Helm. This allowed them to manage code releases efficiently, conduct A/B testing, and roll back changes if needed, all while ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Kubernetes’ dynamic scaling capabilities were harnessed to automatically adjust resources based on traffic demand. We implemented horizontal pod autoscaling and integrated Kubernetes with a content delivery network (CDN) for efficient load distribution.
  • Prometheus and Grafana were employed for monitoring and logging, enabling real-time visibility into the infrastructure’s health and performance. We also set up alerts to promptly detect and address anomalies, further enhancing operational efficiency.
  • We orchestrated the seamless transfer of data from MageMojo to Kubernetes-based storage solutions. A robust data backup strategy was implemented to ensure data integrity and disaster recovery.
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines were established using AWS CodePipeline, enabling automated and reliable software releases.

Our Process

Netsmartz followed the following process to fulfill the requirements of the client:

Mapping & Identifying Appropriate Resources

At Netsmartz, we conducted a detailed analysis of the project’s scope and requirements to determine the appropriate resources to be assigned to the project.

Team Engagement:

The team was provided training for a week before they started working with the client. This involved understanding the client’s niche and requirements. The learning curve enabled them to generate 95% accuracy.

Consistent Client Feedback & Action

At Netsmartz, we prioritize listening to our client’s feedback and concerns. We responded promptly to client feedback, acknowledging receipt and providing action updates. This allowed us to maintain a strong client relationship and ensured that we addressed any concerns or issues they may have promptly and effectively.

The Result

Through their partnership with Netsmartz, the client achieved impressive outcomes. The adoption of a Kubernetes-based infrastructure enabled effortless scalability, eradicating performance bottlenecks during varying traffic surges. Kubernetes’ robust features ensured uninterrupted application availability, reducing downtime and enhancing user experience. Automated deployment pipelines streamlined releases, hastening feature launches. This optimization led to cost savings via resource-efficient allocation. The migration positioned the company for future growth, adeptly adjusting to market shifts and technological advancements.


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