MovieTickets.com is one of the largest advance movie ticketing services in the world. During major film releases, such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” their system experiences sudden and pronounced surges in traffic. The traditionally constructed ‘on-premises’ infrastructure was not designed to handle these major spikes. Aware of the need for a more substantial environment, MovieTickets.com searched for a partner that could facilitate the migration of their entire customer-facing infrastructure to Amazon Web Services, in less than a month.
The precise load requirement was an unknown entity, but confidence that the infrastructure would be able to accommodate anticipated traffic was critical.
CorpInfo designed and constructed an environment that could scale both variable and large scale load increases, while remaining both PCI compliant and Highly Available. The team at CorpInfo worked feverishly with the MovieTickets Information Systems team, to create the desired environmental solutions within the specified time frame.
CorpInfo built the optimal solution and tested it repeatedly. The ‘requests per minute (/RPM)’ were increased incrementally as the major film release approached. To test the system’s durability, several failure scenarios were run (web server failure, DB failure, etc.), all of which resulted in zero downtime while maintaining the target number of requests per minute. The CorpInfo Team was successful in reaching 1,000,000/RPM without incident, which is far in excess of any historical load, and achieved a greater than 33% improved performance while the site continued to remain faster and more responsive.
Corpinfo, a Premier Partner with Amazon Web Services was the obvious choice for this time sensitive brief, due to a proven track record of delivering mission critical architecture quickly and efficiently.