6Connex provides a virtual event and environment platform, with applications in marketing, sales, recruitment, training, and HR communications, that has helped their clients drive revenue growth, save money, and increase employee productivity. 6Connex’s cloud-based virtual event, learning management, and webinar platform is trusted by industry-leading brands such as Avis, Salesforce, GE, EY, BlackRock, CDC, Ericsson, and Intuit. For more information, visit: https://6connex.com/
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“I cannot say enough about the nClouds team. Their work and efforts are tremendous and they take great care of our environment. In nClouds, we found the next level of innovation, experience, and ability to adopt new technologies.”
VP, Environments & Infrastructure, 6Connex
Since 2011, 6Connex has been designing innovative marketing, sales, recruitment, training, and HR communications tools to help businesses transform big ideas into real-world results. The company’s software platform offers a fully customizable, secure and reliable solution for a variety of applications including virtual events, and environments for career fairs, employee onboarding, user conferences, and corporate universities.
Initially, 6Connex delivered its services leveraging an on-premises infrastructure, which created various challenges for the company:
To address these issues, 6Connex started looking for a solution that would enable them to redesign their infrastructure for better performance. Given the nature of their business, zero downtime of production environments was a central requirement, as their key promise to clients was reliability and quality of service related to virtual events. Their new infrastructure also needed to have the ability to scale up and down, as required, to maximize profitability.
6Connex wanted to deliver new functionality in its online service to clients throughout the implementation of the new infrastructure. To achieve this goal, their senior management and technical teams collaborated with nClouds, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, to implement a continuous delivery process and deployment pipeline using Jenkins and Chef. This allows for robust testing, continuous delivery of new features, and ensures the long-term effectiveness of the environment.
6Connex uses AWS CloudFormation as a provisioning and management tool to ensure predictability and continuity. This gives the 6Connex team the ability to quickly scale up and down while reducing resource usage costs.
nClouds provides 24/7 365-day support for the 6Connex infrastructure as well as ongoing technical management and guidance as the business continued to grow.
The new design provides continuous integration capabilities and gives developers the ability to deploy easily without concerns for infrastructure stability or services availability -- with the added benefit to scale up and down on demand to reduce costs. The solution helps 6Connex deliver increased uptime and stability of their application with a self-healing infrastructure and provides the ability to recover from any outages quickly and efficiently.
Teaming with nClouds, 6Connex moved from an on-premises infrastructure to a highly adaptable, scalable, and effective infrastructure in the cloud. The project has yielded numerous benefits:
6Connex now has an infrastructure that can scale up and down within minutes instead of hours.
6Connex’s current cloud infrastructure costs are a fraction of their previous on-premises costs.
Building their new platform on a cloud-based, modern infrastructure with AWS improved performance, reliability and overall quality of service.
Leveraging services like RDS and ElastiCache reduced operational tasks such as backing up and setting up read replicas, giving the 6Connex team more time to focus on delivering business value to their customers.
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