Sep 12, 2017 | 2 min read

How C2K’s AWS Cloud Migration Enhanced Scalability and Disaster Recovery

By: Patrick Emmons

How C2K’s AWS Cloud Migration Enhanced Scalability and Disaster Recovery

The Client & The Challenge:

Comm2000Comm2000 (C2K) is committed to providing a marketplace for product safety standards. They offer easy and immediate access to industry codes and standards with over 1,000 standards available for delivery in hard copy, PDF, or electronic HTML formats.

With such a large volume of data to manage, C2K began looking to the future with the primary goals of achieving a more scalable hosting solution and creating an improved disaster recovery model with reduced data loss and time to recover.

The Solution & The Results:

DragonSpears collaborated closely with C2K throughout the process to tailor a solution that would best accomplish their goals. C2K decided to migrate to AWS as their Cloud provider, but primarily needed help selecting the individual disaster recovery features that would best suit their needs. Throughout the project, the DragonSpears team conducted the following:

  • Researched and selected CloudEndure to reduce development time
  • Migrated the database from on-premise to AWS
  • Performed cost/benefit analysis of various disaster recovery features and made selection
  • Implemented a configuration that reduced RTO and RPO

As a result, C2K removed their dependence on on-premise hosting and is now positioned to take advantage of a variety of AWS features to scale going forward. Additionally, the resulting disaster recovery plan achieved an RTO of 2-3 hours and RPO of 24 hours or less using Lambda, CloudWatch, and AutoScaling to automate the majority of the recovery process. Finally, the disaster recovery documentation through AWS allows for anyone to execute the plan rather than relying on a single point of contact.

We feel confident that DragonSpears guided us in the right direction with this Cloud solution and implemented a plan that will help us meet and exceed our disaster recovery goals.

- Craig Cerniglia, President at Comm2000

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.