Case Study: Global national lottery provider

Building and validating a Kubernetes platform for an enterprise client

Topics

KubernetesMulti-CloudvSphere

Industry

LotteryEnterprise

Key Technologies

Challenges

Running lotteries in multiple regions requires consistency for compliance within varying regulatory regimes. As such the client needed to implement a new, efficient, unified container management solution to deliver their fresh micro-services based product.

Solutions

They approached LiveWyer to build and migrate to an agile, secure and performant platform to allow the company to standardise how they deliver their solutions to a global client base.

Results

LiveWyer’s partnership allowed the business to deliver a new standardised multi-cloud platform whilst maintaining a single development and operational process.

1000+

Nodes running

5

data centres

3

Countries

"LiveWyer have been instrumental at every stage of development"

Platform Architect

Full Report

Discovery

Our standard engagement model requires LiveWyer to fully understand the business value they are delivering through an initial discovery phase. Our team embed themselves with key teams and resources to generate a long term view of the project, clear delivery milestones and an initial backlog of tickets/tasks with dependencies. For this case, we also built a proof of concept Kubernetes platform across multiple cloud providers to demonstrate to stakeholders the concepts and technologies we would deliver as a final product.

Development

Working closely with multiple teams and third parties, we were able to successfully migrate a traditional Java technology stack to micro-services based architecture with Cloud Native technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform and Vault. This included designing, building, operating and supporting staging and production environments across AWS and vSphere platforms.

Feedback Loops

The agile nature of Cloud Native technologies, coupled with LiveWyer’s expertise, meant that the approach to the project could be frequently revised to take advantage of the latest requirements. Regular demonstrations, feedback and meetings with the key stakeholders kept everyone onboard and driven by the advances we made as a group.

Delivery

Leveraging Cloud Native development allows us to deliver a significant amount of our output as source code during the project’s lifespan. This provided immediate cross team visibility and encouraged active dialogue as components were developed. To ensure continued success of the project any cross-team knowledge gaps were identified and bespoke training sessions were mutually developed and delivered.

Results

LiveWyer’s partnership allowed the business to deliver a new standardised multi-cloud platform whilst maintaining a single development and operational process, all within a rigorous compliance framework. This allowed developers to focus on developing end services, the in-house Operations teams to extend a single solution and the business to focus on delivering value whilst maintaining a new core intellectual property.

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