Major loyalty program decouples and migrates entire IT platform to AWS

Business benefits

  • Successful complete migration to AWS without interruption to the business.
  • Gained full operational control of IT platforms, with better monitoring of systems and usage, and control of changes.

Technology highlights

  • Gained complete operational control of IT platforms, with better monitoring of systems and usage, and control of changes.
  • Positioned Flybuys to be able to rearchitect platforms to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities.

Industry
Utility

 

Geography
Australia

 

Flybuys is one of Australia’s largest loyalty programs, with more than 8 million members earning and redeeming rewards with some of Australia’s largest and most-respected retail chains.

Project features

Consulting & development

  • AWS Migration
  • DevOps

Cloud environment

  • AWS

Key technologies

  • AWS EC2, Elastic Kubernetes Service, S3, Secrets Manager, Parameter Store, CloudFormation, Cloudwatch, RDS, Dynamo DB

The business challenge:

  • When Wesfarmers planned a spin-off of Coles Supermarkets to a separately listed company, the entire Flybuys loyalty program IT platform needed to be separated from running in Coles on-prem datacentre.
  • As a new separate entity, Flybuys seized the opportunity to migrate entirely to AWS rather than establishing it’s own on-prem IT facilities.
  • As a 24/7 platform linked to dozens of complex retailing systems, the migration needed to be executed with the absolute minimum of downtime.

The technical challenge:

  • Consisting of more than 50 services and a handful of databases exceeding 25Tb, the platform needed to be migrated in waves to AWS while maintaining secure private connections to Coles’ on-prem systems, and a dozen third-party and partner platforms.
  • The scale of the platform and integration with Coles’ systems meant that it couldn’t all be moved at once.

The solution:

  • Execute a lift-and-shift migration and recreate the on-prem infrastructure on AWS.
  • To support a migration of services to AWS in waves, a unique secure private network connection by proxy was created so applications on AWS could call Coles’ on -prem systems.
  • Shine’s engineers developed microservices to handle requests via an API gateway, and new deployment pipelines for services in AWS.

The benefits:

  • Successful complete migration to AWS without interruption to the business.
  • Immediate ability to spin up servers on demand, and introduced auto-scaling to handle peak demand.
  • Improved redundancy and disaster recovery capability
  • Gained complete operational control of IT platforms, with better monitoring of systems and usage, and control of changes.
  • Positioned Flybuys to be able to rearchitect platforms to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities.

 

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Industry
Retail loyalty

 

Geography
Australia

 

Flybuys is one of Australia’s largest loyalty programs, with more than 8 million members earning and redeeming rewards with some of Australia’s largest and most-respected retail chains.

Project features

Consulting & development

  • AWS Migration
  • DevOps

Cloud environment

  • AWS

Key technologies

  • AWS EC2, Elastic Kubernetes Service, S3, Secrets Manager, Parameter Store, CloudFormation, Cloudwatch, RDS, Dynamo DB.
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