To make this all work, new VPS servers were used for web, database and application services. These were all connected over the private network. The initial solution we outlined fixed three problems:
- Distributed Tools
- Unmanaged Environment
- No Ability to Scale
Our first hurdle was combining everything they had into one place. This meant we had to backup and restore .NET Apps, SQL databases, Ruby App, NoSQL and it had to be flawless. With careful thought, we managed to move everything without any major problems. Crosby’s team was ecstatic to be making fast progress.
Over the coming months, their development team deployed new code on two new VPS’s as web servers. Their team required independent production and development servers, which they could not have easily added before. Having a private network & VPN meant Crosby Could:
- Deploy code directly from in house developers to servers
- Application to DB traffic was lightning fast
- New website could quickly reach legacy tools
Their goals of launching a new website & improving their infrastructure were achieved.