Projects Portfolio Migration to a New Web Engine

Projects Portfolio Migration to a New Web Engine

Projects Portfolio Migration to a New Web Engine for a Well-known Theme Park and Holiday Resorts Corporation

Client

Our customer is a division of the largest media conglomerate in the world responsible for managing a number of theme parks and holiday resorts all over the world, with over 100 million guest tickets and vacation packages sold each year.

Challenge

Being among the largest corporations in the world, our client has a variety of online products and services with a massive number of users and visitors. Consequently, their portfolio of online projects includes a wide range of applications, portals, tools and online solutions, resulting in a high complexity of integration with internal systems. The main challenge was smoothing the migration of a portfolio of online projects from the old engine to a new, more sophisticated and more flexible web engine that accelerates performance and improves large-scale capability. An additional challenge involved the complexity of content distribution services delivering information in various formats across multiple platforms. Considering our customer’s existing user loyalty and the anticipated increase in new visitor engagements, the integration’s success was a high priority for their overall business strategy, and the project was watched closely by C-level Executives.

Solution

Among a number of competitors in the market, Intego Group was selected as the technology partner because of our software engineers, who successfully passed a multistage interviewing and selection process and exhibited the high level of proficiency and expertise needed for the project role. Taking into account the complexity of the migration project and security issues, the decision was made to send our software engineers to the client’s site for 2-3 months of training and orientation, where they acquired the additional knowledge needed to continue development from our delivery centers in Ukraine.

The full cycle of migration continued for over 24 months with live support and maintenance following the project’s completion. Our engineers exhibited a high level of expertise and dedication to this extremely complicated endeavor, crafting and implementing a number of high-priority solutions, such as:

  • Development of a new approach to handle massive transaction volumes
  • Implementation of a number of functional extensions within the project portfolio
  • Maintaining sustainability of the project portfolio’s performance during the migration process
  • Automation of a number of development functions, such as load testing, unit testing, and performance testing
  • Streamlining the process of building various integration tests
  • Participation in live support and maintenance of a globally distributed 24x7 support team

Benefits

After establishing a dedicated development team within our company, the client has been able to achieve:

  • Accelerated performance and improved scalability of their online project portfolio
  • Decreased required development efforts due to the implementation of a number of automation modules
  • Successful migration to the new web engine without negatively influencing users’ loyalty
  • Significant savings in development costs while improving development efficiency

Technologies

  • Maven 2.x, 3.x, Java SDK 1.3x-1.6.x, Sonar, Atlassian Bamboo SDK 2.x, 3.x, Atlassian Crucible/Fisheye SDK 1.x, Atlassian JIRA SDK 4.x, Puppet framework 2.x, PHP 5.x, PHP Unit 3.x, PHP Sniffer 1.x, JUnit 4.x, Selenium 1.x, 2.x, JBehave 3.x, Python 2.x, JBoss, Oracle Application Server, Tomcat 6.x
  • Development Environment: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Maven ANT, Selenium RC, Selenium Web Driver, Lunix RedHat, Windows Server 2008
  • Collaboration Tools: Atlassian JIRA, Perforce, FishEye
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