Case Studies

Liberty Mutual Reduces Costs, Improves Time to Market by Going Serverless on AWS

By using serverless architecture and Cloudfeds provided AWS infrastructure management tasks like capacity provisioning and patching, Liberty Mutual reduced its operational burden and realized substantial cost savings. The company also used serverless solutions so that it could rapidly build more agile, high-quality applications. By eliminating operational overhead, serverless architecture facilitates experimentation, empowering teams to release quickly, get feedback, and iterate to get to market faster. “Going serverless accelerated our engineering teams,” says Dave Anderson, director of technology at Liberty Mutual. “The more we experimented with a serverless mind-set, the more we started to see a flywheel effect where we could deliver value into the hands of our business partners quickly.”

Nielsen: Processing 55TB of Data Per Day with AWS Lambda

There are many use cases for serverless architectures, such as web systems, use of IoT, connection to microservices via API, automation, and more.

Cloudfeds helped Nielsen’s complex large data processing system with Lambda producing 250 billion events-per-day, which translates to 55 terabytes (TB) of data. The system architected to automatically scale up and down using serverless architectures, processing from 1TB to 6TB of data per hour, and costing “only” $1,000 per day.

Investment Firm: Security Complaince

The investment firm had made significant investments in optimizing the application architecture to improve agility using Docker containers, but had yet to extend that mindset to infrastructure. The development team found it burdensome to spin up new microservices locally due to resource constraints. Accelerating the DevOps model was a top goal of IT decision makers, while maintaining or improving their security posture and meeting compliance requirements.

Beginning in January 2018, the investment firm worked with Cloudfeds to design, build, and automate the infrastructure for their content delivery platform. Although the application does not process or store cardholder data, the project entailed the use of PCI-DSS security controls as a framework for security governance. AWS environments were constructed by us with each living in a separate VPC, using canonical CloudFormation template, connected to a centralized Utility VPC which houses shared components for security, access controls, and configuration management. EC2 Container Service was

By working with us, the investment firm ensured that their application was up and running in the AWS Cloud, the firm was able to accelerate the migration process by leveraging a partner with extensive experience in architecting and deploying PCI-DSS compliant infrastructure.