Big Red Group (BRG) is the leading experience partner in Australia and New Zealand.
BRG is the parent company of major experience brands, such as RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Lime&Tonic, and Experience OZ. Each one of them have their unique value proposition to attract and engage diverse audiences, with exclusive distribution channels, B2C and B2B offerings, and unlock access to more than 10,000 experiences across Australia and New Zealand.
After acquiring new brands and inheriting their technology and infrastructure, BRG had to maintain multiple infrastructure sets resulting in the challenge of creating and maintaining new functionalities for each brand. In addition, they had the challenge of providing meaningful reports for the business due to their different data models.
BRG were seeking a cloud consultant partner that could assist them in building a secure infrastructure as a service that was simple to use and maintain from day one. They also sought increasingly leveraging microservices to ensure continuous, agile delivery and flexible deployment of complex, service-oriented applications.
DNX Solutions determined BRG’s business and technical capabilities, such as the interdependencies, storage constraints, release process, and level of security. With the required information at hand and BRG’s required technology, DNX developed a roadmap to meet BRG’s Technical and Business objectives, using AWS best practices “The 7R’s” (retire, retain, relocate, rehost, repurchase, replatform, and refactor).
BRG’s project was implemented in two phases where an AWS Foundation, Application Platform (Containers), and Application BluePrints (Static frontEnd and Containers with full CI/CD PIpeline) were delivered.
DNX Well-Architected Foundation entails
- AWS Landing Zones
- 100% infra-as-code
- CI/CD for infrastructure
- CDK in Typescript
- Knowledge transfer
- Cost Report and optimization
- AWS ClientVPN Auditing Strategy
AWS Application Platform
- AWS ECS
- CloudFront + S3 (Static Application)
- Application CI/CD Strategy
- Monitoring strategy
- Auto-scaling strategy
- Logging strategy and retention
- Secrets management
- Application BluePrints
The DNX team designed and implemented a safe infrastructure as a code for AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) in typescript to run inside the AWS cloud Formation for their entire foundation as per BRG’s prerequisites.
DNX also deployed Application Blueprints (Static frontEnd and Containers with full CI/CD Pipeline) so BRG’s team could deploy, migrate, manage and monitor their own applications in the AWS cloud in the future.
As with all of our projects, DNX delivered extensive documentation and sessions on transferring knowledge covering how DNX Foundations works, how to deploy applications, how to run CI/CD pipelines, and more.
Moreover, DNX delivered the AWS Devax Academy training program Monoliths to Microservices for Java developers for six weeks.
No matter your needs or requirements, DNX is able to deliver the right solution for your business.
Everybody in the DNX team has been very pleasant to work
with from end to end. The walkthrough was very
informative and the DNX team was helpful in accommodating
different requests. Thanks, DNX and AWS