Optimizing Infrastructure: How SAN TSG, with Commencis, transformed through AWS


About SAN Tourism Software Group (SAN TSG)

SAN TSG’s journey ignited with the evolution of transportation routes and means of travel in different parts of the world and within Turkey. In response to the intensified demand for tours and vacations, the necessity for computer technologies and software solutions among tour operators and agencies became apparent.

The cornerstone of SAN TSG’s corporate success lies in its steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional service and continuously evolving its products to meet and surpass customer expectations.

SAN TSG, with its dedicated research and development team, takes immense pride in serving as a high-quality solution partner for more than 55 countries and over 500 tourism companies for over three decades. The expertise of SAN TSG in the field of Tourism, combined with its innovative approach, reflects its determination to integrate seamlessly with the technology used by its customers.

The Challenge

A small part of the client data was standing in SAN Datacenter. A big amount of them were in the clients’ own environments. Maintenance by the clients and deployments, support, and access by SAN teams were bottleneck issues.

To establish a revamped infrastructure, SAN TSG sought a reliable partner with a demonstrated history of successful projects on Amazon Web Services. Consequently, SAN TSG collaborated with Commencis to migrate & modernize cloud solutions that would facilitate their clients’ web and app hosting operations seamlessly, taking advantage of AWS’s adaptable structure. Furthermore, with assistance from Commencis Studio, SAN TSG successfully transformed its applications into cloud-native solutions, showcasing the advantages of this modernization process.


Commencis conducted overall migration phases (assess, mobilize, migrate & modernize) of SAN TSG in the migration process. Commencis analysis resulted in the delivery of a business case that provided SAN TSG leaders with the data they needed to make the cloud migration decision and determine the best course of action for future steps. The primary goal was to enhance scalability and agility, all the while maintaining a cost-efficient strategy through the transition from the local data center to the AWS Cloud. This involved refactoring the application and supporting AWS’ managed services.

Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) offers SAN TSG the advantages of scalability and flexibility. By using EKS, SAN TSG can easily scale their containerized applications, ensuring they can handle varying workloads efficiently. This fully managed Kubernetes service also reduces operational complexity, allowing the team to focus more on application development. Moreover, EKS ensures high availability, minimizing downtime and ensuring uninterrupted service.

With Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), SAN TSG benefits from flexible computing resources. EC2 instances provide the flexibility to adjust capacity based on demand, which is particularly valuable in a dynamic environment. The pay-as-you-go pricing model helps SAN TSG optimize costs by only paying for the resources they use. EC2 instances also support a wide range of operating systems and applications, making them versatile for various workloads.

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) simplifies database management for SAN TSG. It is a fully managed service that offloads routine database tasks, allowing the team to allocate more time to application development. RDS offers high availability and reliability through automated backups and failover mechanisms, ensuring data integrity and minimizing downtime. It also provides scalability options to accommodate SAN TSG’s growing application needs.

Amazon API Gateway streamlines the process of managing APIs for SAN TSG. It simplifies API creation, publishing, and management, making it easier for SAN TSG to expose its services to clients. API Gateway also enhances security through authentication and authorization features, ensuring secure access to APIs and protecting sensitive data. Additionally, it provides valuable insights into API usage and performance, enabling SAN TSG to optimize its services and resolve issues promptly.

Amazon OpenSearch (formerly Amazon Elasticsearch Service) empowers SAN TSG with robust search and analytics capabilities. It enhances user experiences by enabling powerful search functionality within their applications. As a fully managed service, OpenSearch eliminates the complexity of cluster management, allowing SAN TSG to focus on its core tasks. The service is designed to scale horizontally, efficiently handling the growth of large datasets.

Outcomes and Benefits

Leveraging AWS services in collaboration with Commencis, SAN TSG has significantly improved its infrastructure, enhancing operational efficiency and client satisfaction. Through these services, they’ve achieved scalability, flexibility, cost optimization, and robust application management. Additionally, they’ve ensured data integrity, high availability, streamlined API management, reinforced security, and integrated powerful search functionalities, all aligning with their business goals.

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