Springhouse is a Taiwanese animation studio founded in 2000, and its produce of” A-kuei” was the only Taiwan animation well-known in Japan. In 2003, ” A-kuei ” was selected as “Asian Heroes” by Times magazine. Since 2006, they have launched a number of mobile application services and cloud computing service.
From 2006, Springhouse has launched a number of mobile application services. At that time, cloud services were not popular, so they tended to set up their own IDC. The biggest problem of IDC is the cost, they needed to pay a lot on hardware, maintenances, site cost…etc. However, lacking of elasticity is one of the challenge, so they had to upgrade or replace it in three to five years. In order to solve the problem of flexibility and stability, cloud services became their first consideration.
In the assessment of cloud service providers, Springhouse’s first consideration was the stability of the information system (IS), and AWS had relatively high stability in the SLA, which make it the only choice.
They use the following products:
They used three instances of Amazon EC2 for information system(IS), management (Admin) and payment (Pay), they provided Springhouse a safe, flexible capacity, and reliable computing environment.
Amazon RDS can store the information in the ORACLE database engine, its availability and durability in line with operational needs. In the future, as the cloud services gradually implemented, they will migrate more data in AWS RDS.
Amazon VPC links Springhouse’s data to AWS, and they can control access of users of EC2 through the Security Group.
Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS status, usage, and set alarms to effectively control the resources on application.
AWS IAM can establish and manage the corresponding permissions for AWS platform users.
When Springhouse face the sudden large flow, AWS has high flexibility expansion to significantly shorten the project deployment time and simplify IT procurement processes.
Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon VPC, Amazon CloudWatch
Amazon EC2: No pre-paid costs, it can accordance with the expansion of demand, and provide information system (IS) a safe, flexible and reliable computing environment.
Amazon RDS: The information system (IS) records stored in the ORACLE database engine, its availability and durability are in line with operational needs.
Amazon VPC: It links the information of data center to AWS, and manages user access to EC2 through the Security Group.
Amazon CloudWatch: It is used to monitor the status, usage, and alarm the resources on the AWS effectively.
AWS IAM: Create and manage permissions for AWS platform users.