Modernizing Infrastructure for Teamworks: A Success Story with nClouds and AWS

Sep 22, 2023 | AWS

More than 6,000 elite athletic teams use Teamworks’ one-of-a-kind software solution to connect and collaborate, including over 50 national teams. 

Teamworks is a startup founded in 2004 that aims to support its mission of providing elite athletic teams with an engagement platform tailored to their unique needs. Its software is designed to make everything easier for elite athletic teams to operate effectively and efficiently—from scheduling and communication to sharing files and managing travel.

Teamworks’ journey toward modernizing its infrastructure and improving performance efficiency brought it to nClouds, a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN). In this blog, we’ll explore how nClouds helped Teamworks achieve its objectives through AWS services and innovative solutions.

Before working with nClouds, Teamworks was in the process of implementing continuous integration (CI) into its cloud architecture when it encountered a significant challenge: It needed better integration with AWS services to enhance performance efficiency and scalability. The existing infrastructure couldn’t keep up with the company’s evolving requirements.

That’s when nClouds stepped in to help. 

Solution: Harnessing the Power of AWS

After the recommendation of its AWS account manager, Teamworks started working with nClouds to address its infrastructure modernization needs. The nClouds team first identified key areas where improvements could be made.

Teamworks recognized the critical need for a modernized software architecture that could significantly boost performance efficiency and scalability. Teamworks’ solution stack incorporated various Amazon Web Services, including AWS Lambda, AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB), AWS Auto Scaling groups, and more. Each of the services was carefully chosen to address Teamworks’ specific needs.

Benefits: Unlocking Efficiency and Scalability

The partnership between nClouds and Teamworks brought major benefits to the company:

  1. Improved Performance Efficiency: Amazon S3 and CloudFront reduced latency and increased throughput, while Datadog monitored and optimized application performance.
  2. Increased Scalability: Multiple Availability Zones (AZs) ensured high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability. AWS Auto Scaling group, AWS ALB, and Amazon ElastiCache for Redis automatically adjusted capacity, matching demand. Amazon EKS managed Kubernetes control plane nodes, ensuring availability and scalability.
  3. Cost Optimization: AWS leveraged advanced Ethernet networking technology for scale, security, high availability, and low cost. Within Kubernetes, Cluster Autoscaler, Horizontal Pod Autoscaler, and Vertical Pod Autoscaler ensured efficient resource allocation and management.

“To provide a superb collaboration platform to our customers, it’s critical for the Teamworks app to excel in performance efficiency and scalability,” said Bill Berzinskas, site reliability engineering (SRE) manager at Teamworks. “With nClouds’ expertise in migration and DevOps, we were able to optimize our app to deliver high availability, low latency, consistent performance, and scalable capacity.”

The collaboration between Teamworks and nClouds shows the power of modernizing infrastructure with AWS services. By addressing its challenges and embracing innovative solutions, Teamworks achieved improved performance efficiency and scalability, ultimately enhancing its ability to support elite athletic teams worldwide. 

As businesses continue to evolve, partnering with experts like nClouds can be the key to unlocking new levels of success in the digital age.

About nClouds

nClouds is an award-winning Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Tier Services Partner focused on helping organizations accelerate innovation. We partner with our customers to migrate, modernize, and manage cloud operations initiatives to support their digital transformation journeys. We provide high-performance consulting and support solutions for every stage of the cloud journey, enabling our customers to improve business agility and innovation velocity, reduce operational costs, and improve workforce efficiencies.

nClouds’ core practices include cloud migration, application modernization, cloud optimization, managed services, and DevOps. Learn more at


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