Achieving Global IT Service Delivery

AWS Best Practices for Globalization

The challenges that come with extending global reach are varied and can be complicated. Companies wrangle with everything from effectively reaching new markets while managing peak demand across time zones to managing performance for customers and employees around the world. They must manage all of this while meeting regulatory compliance across governmental entities and ensuring the security of their global systems.

Globalization presents unique opportunities that must translate into strategic technology solutions. With DevOps experts situated around the globe, Flux7 AWS experts are steeped in the technology and processes needed to take advantage of today’s global opportunities. Specifically, Flux7 key technical components for achieving global reach are:

  • Amazon CloudFront helps distribute content at the edge, speeding up content delivery by offering it to Web surfers from edge locations near them. By delivering cached content quickly to users, companies can effectively meet demand of internal and external customers.
  • AWS Regions and Availability Zones are selected to provide the best performance and failover for maximum uptime. Edge Networks can also be used for optimized delivery.
  • AWS Service Catalog with AWS CloudFormation offer faster provisioning and a homogenous deployment framework. With this framework, organizations can easily port and replicate environments to new global regions on demand, quickly creating brand new environments for different countries. Flux7 is a recognized AWS Service Catalog Service Delivery Partner.
  • Containers like Docker are used to package software which runs on top of the infrastructure.
  • AWS Lambda is used keep cross-regional artifacts and data in-sync and to centrally manage cross-region CI/CD pipelines.
  • Data management ends up being one of the major issues both syncing the data for shared environments and separation for environments that need to be independent for compliance reasons. A custom strategy needs to be developed according to the unique needs of each customer.
  • Flux7 applies a layered security approach, combining policies across technology layers with an encrypted channel to securely retrieve data regardless of the communications channel.

Architecture designed with high availability and infrastructure flexibility to ensure business continuity should a disaster recovery issue arise. Ensure compliance with applicable regulations, whether they are industry or country-specific.

Flux7’s architecture encompasses security by design and also they are geared towards enabling multi-region deployments. So even if an organization wants to expand to other global regions it is very easy to do it with an architecture that is not tied to a particular region.

Resources

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The HomeAway marketing team needed to launch a campaign globally with a very tight timeline. This would require the ability to launch quickly in different markets and different languages around the world while scaling to meet different traffic demands.

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