Boost Communications is a mobile advertising company from Norway focusing on Scandinavian, UK and Middle East markets.
Our task was to build realiable solution for the core product and new applications hosting. Another goal was to prepare staging environments for developers and migrate services from previouse overpriced datacenter.
We collaborate with Boost developers on a daily basis to tune server configuration and maintain site security.
We use Ansible configuration management tool to automate deployments and have better control over the servers. With all the changes stored in the repository we get better insight and possibility of easy rollback.
With virtualization servers resources are optimized. Virtual machines offer software developers isolated, constrained test environments. Our architecture has load-balancing capabilities and automatic failover during outage.
We provide active server monitoring and fast incident response. During work hours the company can contact us immediately with instant messenger.
We take care of other important services too such as: backups, databases, DNS, VPN, mail gateway, networking, firewalls etc.
Gear-up is a computer store operating in UAE and The Middle East. It is build on top of Magento engine.
First task was to move Magento from shared hosting provider to a dedicated server. Dedicated server is faster, gives more configuration flexibility and allows to run background tasks such as nightly products import the client needed.
Web server configuration is based on Nginx which is faster than Apache2. We tuned MySQL database to support high request rate. Strict system privileges separate applications from each other and allows multiple developers to work on different projects. For developers we prepared testing environment as well. Entire configuration is automated with Ansible.
Client requested to provide HTTPS support for secure transactions and DSS-PCI compliance. The server configuration is prepared to meet all the requirements and to pass security tests.