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EPAM Leverages DevOps Best Practices To Deliver Scalable Enterprise Solution for MeteoGroup

Case Study

MeteoGroup, a private weather and advanced technology company, leverages its products and services to help customers improve weather-related decision-making. Leveraging its DevOps and cloud expertise, EPAM worked with MeteoGroup to optimize its infrastructure and implement a scalable, cloud-based, end-to-end enterprise based on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

As a result of EPAM’s work in delivering a new cloud solution, the company was able to better manage vast amounts of data, improve products and services for its customer base, dramatically reduce costs and free up its resources to focus on innovative, revenue-generating projects.

Key Challenges

With millions of consumers relying on MeteoGroup for accurate weather data, the company struggled to manage overwhelming amounts of data and the increasingly high costs associated with a legacy, on-premise data center. The company faced additional challenges, including:

  • Risk of hardware failure
  • Reliance on a remote, single power, single ISP server room
  • Absence of automated provisioning
  • Drain on resources spent on low-tech, non-revenue-driven initiatives
  • Delayed and incomplete data reporting
  • Loss of revenue as a result of downtime
  • Lack of disaster recovery
  • Limited scalability    

Solution Highlights

EPAM’s Cloud Architects, DevOps and Systems Engineers collaborated with the team at MeteoGroup to:
  • Migrate the existing on-premise data center to the cloud using AWS
  • Re-engineer setup and configuration
  • Update its operating systems
  • Create an automated solution using DevOps best practices
  • Automate provisioning
  • Optimize the number of applications and move them to the cloud
  • Implement a disaster recovery solution
  • Provide 24/7 support and monitoring for products
  • Reduce downtime

The Results

EPAM implemented a turn-key DevOps automation platform for MeteoGroup by upgrading its infrastructure and migrating its data centers into the Amazon Cloud platform, resulting in:

  • Decreased costs due to process automation and manual work reduction
  • Reduced downtime
  • Increased reliability and provided stability by implementing DevOps best practices

Technologies used

  • AWS
  • CloudTrail
  • CloudWatch
  • Puppet
  • CloudFormation 
  • ELK Stack
  • Icinga    

Hear from the Customer

The teamwork and collaboration with the EPAM team was outstanding. We have been in constant communication with the project team and were able to adapt the approach to fit our needs. EPAM did a great job arranging the team, as there were several subject matter experts whose skills complemented each other.

Joseph Bauer

Director of Infrastructure, MeteoGroup