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Cloud Computing case study


Arηs Spikeseed migrated 2 on-prem private datacenteres to AWS Cloud.

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About the customer

Alpega Group is a leading global logistics software company offering modular solutions that cover all transportation and logistics complexity needs. By bringing together the best solutions and market expertise, the Alpega Group has created the transportation industry’s only scalable end-to-end software suite.

Alpega Group

Alpega Market Place is a European freight exchange community covering road transport needs for both domestic and international routes. Our members benefit from the latest digital solutions for a more cost-efficient, secure, and sustainable transportation. Under its current brand name, Alpega has brought together various software solutions: Alpega TMS (Charger TMS), Teleroute (European freight exchange), Wtransnet (Iberian freight exchange), BursaTransport (Romanian freight exchange) and 123cargo (freight exchange for Eastern Europe).

The Challenge

Arηs Spikeseed was asked to do the migration to AWS Cloud for two IT ecosystems. These IT ecosystems are now entirely within the AWS Cloud, after having been a hybrid solution previously with 2 private on-prem datacenters in Barcelona.

As one of logistics industries leading provider for software solutions, Alpega Group knows how critical it is for their customers to provide seamless, reliable, and cost-efficient solutions to cope with their ever-growing business demands.

For a successful migration, Arηs Spikeseed was required to do careful planning, execution, and ongoing management to ensure a smooth transition and optimal performance in the cloud environment.

About the project

Arηs Spikeseed migrated Alpega data centers from on-prem to AWS via a lift and shift, as modernizing/refactoring part of the software was not an option. EDB was used as an abstraction layer between legacy Oracle DB to AWS RDS PostgreSQL, so that the queries triggered from software remain unchanged. CloudEndure was used with Migration Hub to centralize the inventory information, to group applications, for replication and cut-over of servers moved to AWS.

To execute the migration to AWS for Alpega, Arηs Spikeseed:

  • First assessed the readiness of the information systems and the staff of Alpega
  • Quantified the hosting cost optimization opportunities and improvement in the efficiency of infrastructure management
  • Addressed the gaps and identified the applications subject to re-hosting
  • Provided added value by suggesting workloads to be retired

AWS Services used are:

  • AWS S3
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS OpenSearch
  • AWS CloudTrail & AWS CloudWatch integrated with Datadog
  • AWS Route 53
  • AWS MQ

Project Solution

Arηs Spikeseed Migration to AWS solution builds up on substantial internal investment and extensive experience. As a result, Arηs Spikeseed can migrate a wide variety of environments, both on-prem and in the cloud. The knowledge and processes created over the years are a determining factor in successfully migrating Alpega’s complex and hybrid ecosystem.

AWS CloudEndure was used to simplify the migration process by automating the replication of servers and applications from on-premises or other cloud platforms to AWS. We streamlined the migration journey and minimized the risk of data loss or downtime, and overall incidents.

The professionalism of Arηs Spikeseed was key in gaining trust of Alpega to receive the responsibility of migrating their IT Environments. Migrating on-premises data centers to the cloud is a complex process that requires a well-planned and carefully executed project plan.

What the customer says...

To decrease the load on our internal infrastructure team and ensure the stability of our platform, we were looking for a partner to carry out all operational infrastructures management in a mutualized team. Our infrastructure is in transition phase between the old data center and AWS. Arηs Spikeseed provides us a mutualized team with the necessary expertise to manage this hybrid structure. We have built a relationship of trust with them that allows us to give them full responsibility for production environments, whether for the deployment of applications, monitoring and interventions in the event of a problem. Arηs Spikeseed’s team successfully proved us on several occurrences its competency by significantly help us to keep the platform operational for our daily 20.000 users Benoit Olbrechts, Head of Software & Infrastructure at Alpega