Flux7 migrates two Renewable Energy Giants to the AWS cloud and implement DevOps


Two solar energy giants, Australia’a 5th largest solar panel company, Horan & Bird and One of the largest Fortune 500 Solar Panel manufacturers needed:

  • Agility
  • Massive Scalability
  • IT TCO Reduction
  • High Availability

Flux7 Solution

  • Use of AWS EC2 to host Web and SaaS
  • Maximal use of highly available services like S3 and DynamoDB
  • High productivity Developer workflow using Docker

Applications Migrated

  • Solar panel monitoring systems
  • Customer portal to access customer data
  • Customer billing and accounting system


  • Billing enforcement system
  • Firmware upgrade manager
  • Contract and quotation management software


CXO Benefits

  • Reduced Time to Market
  • Higher Quality Software
  • Shorter New Hire Ramp-up
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction
  • No Shortage of IT Staff
  • Reduced Dev-IT Conflict

Developer Benefits

  • Self-service IT -- no filing and waiting on IT tickets
  • Production-like dev environment in 5 minutes
  • Agility
  • Production-Dev environment parity

IT Benefits

  • IT no longer an agent of "No"
  • Improved collaboration with developers
  • Less pressure and better turn around time

Technologies Used