E-COMMERCE

Boosting e-Commerce capabilities through new flexible, secure and highly-available infrastructure

AKINON

Ahmet Emre Sarı Akinon

"Commencis team enabled us to quickly meet our needs for increased speed, flexibility and reliability of our clients’ applications. We can now focus on running the business and the applications’ functionality knowing that Commencis provided us an AWS infrastructure built on the best practices.”

 

Ahmet Emre Sarı - Akinon Co-founder

About Akinon

Akinon is a global software development company that provides omnichannel solutions for the top retail brands worldwide. With more than 20 years of retail industry experience and the support of a large team of highly skilled software developers, Akinon has created a set of Cloud-based omnichannel applications that brings a disruptive innovation to the retail industry offering a true omnichannel experience.

Akinon offers custom-made solutions, available in a self-service platform that allows clients to optimize time and improve their metrics such as revenue, customer engagement and more.

Founded in 2016, Akinon has been operating globally with the offices in London, Dubai, Athens and Istanbul.

The Challenge

Akinon used to host its clients’ applications and data on its own servers. However, due to the company’s fast growth, the cost of continually acquiring new hardware was prohibitive.

To create the new environment, Akinon needed a vendor with a proven track record of successful Amazon Web Services projects. And they partnered with Commencis to develop cloud solutions to conduct their clients’ web and app hosting processes easily by the flexible pay-as-you-go pricing model offered by AWS.

Output

Commencis designed and developed a solution for Akinon, using a variety of AWS products.

Since Akinon has many clients operating in the field of e-commerce, different architectures are created for different projects. However, there is a similar architectural use for their e-commerce clients. Customized changes are made on this similar architectural framework.

The clients’ infrastructures are based on auto-scaled Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances with Elastic Load Balancing to distribute incoming user requests. Akinon uses the fully managed, open-source search and analytics engine Amazon Elasticsearch Service for distributed, multi-tenant, full-text search.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides fast, inexpensive storage for user uploads, backups, and logs. The databases in MySQL or PostgreSQL runs in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), with a subset of data moved to Amazon ElastiCache running a Redis caching engine to increase database capacity and improve application performance. Amazon Route 53 provides Domain Name Services, while Amazon CloudFront delivers e-commerce application content to users in a wide range of markets with low latency and high data transfer speeds. Furthermore, the infrastructure resides with an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to protect sensitive resources and information from external access.

In addition, now Akinon relies on AWS Elastic Beanstalk for controlling app development across test, pre-production, and production environments quickly and easily. Also, Amazon CloudWatch provides monitoring and alerts if their AWS resources or applications experience any problems.

The Benefits

Akinon gained a flexible, secure and highly available environment to host different e-commerce clients’ applications. They benefited from having an advanced AWS consulting partner, Commencis who has deep expertise in delivering the best-fit cloud solutions to meet customers’ needs.

Through Commencis, Akinon now benefits from a cost-optimized, best applied and fully managed cloud infrastructure.

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