Case Study

nClouds AWS Case Study | LendingHome

About LendingHome

Note: In November 2021 LendingHome was rebranded as Kiavi.

Founded in 2013, LendingHome is revolutionizing the world of mortgages to put the power, and the keys, where they belong — in the borrower’s hands. To accomplish that, LendingHome has built an end-to-end mortgage platform that offers a seamless, transparent, and reliable online process for homebuyers, real estate professionals, and investors. They’re doing this with innovative technology and a team of seasoned real estate industry experts.

LendingHome is the fastest growing online mortgage marketplace with more than $2B in mortgage loans originated and $1.3B in principal returned to investors. They’ve been recognized with Fintech 2018 “Best Digital Mortgage Product,” HousingWire 2018 HW TECH100™, Forbes 2018 Fintech 50, and LendIt 2017 “Top Real Estate Platform.” To learn more, go to

Financial Services, Marketplace, Real Estate
San Francisco, California Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Challenge
Improve uptime and flexibility, accelerate innovation, and gain finer-grained control of the cloud environment for security, regions, and cost.
Featured Services

Improved uptime, user experience, internal SLAs, and operations

Improved control and flexibility

Faster performance

Reduced cost

Improved security and compliance


Improve uptime and flexibility, accelerate innovation, and gain finer-grained control of the cloud environment for security, regions, and cost.

Imagine that your successful, award-winning fintech has reached an inflection point where continued growth and user satisfaction require a fundamental shift to improve scalability and uptime and enable faster innovation. LendingHome recognized they had hit this point.

Key to the success of the brand is the platform’s user experience — for both customers and internal users. In fact, LendingHome is its own biggest user since they created their own mortgage origination system. If the software doesn’t work, their analysts can’t work.

“Working with nClouds to migrate our infrastructure from Heroku to AWS we’ve achieved improved uptime, faster performance, and a more secure environment. And the increased control provided by our new environment is enabling us to innovate faster.”


nClouds' Solution Architecture for LendingHome

LendingHome worked with nClouds to migrate their workloads from Heroku to AWS. Instead of using a lift-and-shift cloud migration approach, they used a containerization and DevOps approach. The first step was creating the support infrastructure.

Donovan emphasizes, “It’s really important to think about how you’re going to layer your infrastructure. At the beginning, I highly recommend you do … a comprehensive IP plan … for your entire corporate and production side.”

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