Accredit Solutions required a technology partner to revolutionise the management of their events. With events all over the globe, for clients including The BRITS, Man City FC, Chelsea FC, RFU & Twickenham Stadium, Hong Kong Sevens, National Football League (NFL), The England Wales Cricket Board (ECB), International Cricket Council (ICC), United Nations, British Fashion Council & London Fashion Week, they required an upgrade on the multiple legacy systems they had in place.
We've been an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner for 4 years. Developing the new platforms required multiple hosting environments, plus storage for all the related files. With over 10 different user environments this large scale project required some of the key features delivered by AWS, particularly the ability to increase and reduce cost due to user numbers.
“AWS have a vision of the cloud which is unrivalled. It allows us to deliver things we never could before, such as launching 6 new systems all in the same day. Each environment is cloned, then code and configuration is added as required” explains Zelia. “All the Accredit platforms are hosted in the cloud and we have utilised many of their features to provide outstanding security, GDPR compliance and customer communication methods.”
The centre provides a clear explanation of how GDPR works and how the security services including encryption work. The information is provided in a transparent way, clearly explaining how AWS achieve their regulated security and compliance. “This made it easy for the client to manage the GDPR when all their clients were asking about it.” says Silva.
Accredit have been using a newer feature of AWS and this is the SMS service that allows codes and alerts to be sent to users.
We’ve always seen this as one of the key benefits of AWS. S3 works like an FTP and the likelihood of losing files is incredibly low. The data that we store in S3 is incredibly redundant.
These tools make it easier for us to achieve our goals on a global scale. AWS provides the ability to be flexible when managing the servers, it’s flexible in terms of both cost and capacity, whilst allowing global users to interact with the portals.
This ongoing project required many projects to run concurrently to enable us to meet the project’s ambitious timescales. This required a strict development schedule, managed by the project management team.
The platforms we built for Accredit included:
All development work was carried out in .NET and each portal can be uniquely designed for each client.
The benefits since moving to AWS have been widely felt, including: