The Challenge

Travelwin had been using a traditional on-premise approach to POS hosting. But the organisation felt that innovating and streamlining their operations was essential to staying competitive and growing the business. They wanted to find a more flexible and leaner way to operate their points-of-sale, without compromising security.  Besides, as they were embarking on a comprehensive digital transformation project, they wanted a more efficient, agile and cost-effective way to speed up time-to-market for new capabilities.

Our mission is to ease the journey of international travellers, saving them time and money. We have created problem-solving travel technology brands such as Sim Local, Brandbox, Uni-Fi and Vatback which are the fastest, most intuitive ways to ease the journey and meet travellers’ needs. We have undertaken a re-platforming strategy to accelerate the ability to scale our technology delivery function to rapidly deliver new capabilities”, explains Julie Gibb, Technology Director at Travelwin.

Scalability was another challenge for Travelwin, as they need to deliver their solutions at a global level.

Work Delivered

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Singlepoint carried out a Well-Architected Review of Travelwin’s AWS Accounts, allowing our Cloud architecture team to come up to speed with the current environment and provide recommendations with a view to laying the foundation for a solution that could scale up easily while ensuring security and reliability. Singlepoint implemented AWS best-practices, segregating workloads into multiple accounts by leveraging AWS Organizations. The framework enabled Travelwin to build new applications quickly and securely, while also allowing their team to operate legacy applications and workloads. 

Singlepoint extended Travelwin’s current application stack, implementing microservices and containerising them. Operational aspects such as monitoring, logging and alarming was improved and fully automated. By leveraging infrastructure as code, we have achieved a consistent outcome when promoting the application stacks across multiple environments and reducing time to market.

Regular Well-Architected Reviews will be carried out to make sure that the solution keeps up with best practices as AWS services and offerings are updated frequently. 

Results

By partnering with Singlepoint for the migration of their point-of-sale to the AWS Cloud, Travelwin will now:

  • Be able to speed up POS software updates and rollout to new retail partners
  • Move to a pay-as-you-use model, rather than buying and maintaining server hardware
  • Ensure that the architecture is scalable, resilient, secure and cost-optimised
  • Apply AWS credits earned as part of the WAR against their running costs

This Cloud migration project has been a critical step in Travelwin’s journey towards complete digital transformation and re-platforming strategy. Furthermore, it provides the building blocks on which Travelwin will create their new cloud-based eSim technology platform.

Why Singlepoint?

Singlepoint’s team of AWS professionals have been providing Travelwin with the AWS tools and knowledge to support their digital transformation project with confidence. The Singlepoint consulting team has built the foundations for a secure, flexible, and customisable cloud experience, providing the major pillars of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework.

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and a Well-Architected Partner, Singlepoint is certified to carry out Well-Architected Reviews. Agreeing to carry out improvements identified in these reviews allows the client to apply for up to $5,000 in AWS Credit.

Testimonial

We are very happy with the way the review and this migration went and we are looking forward to the completion of the next phase. Singlepoint is all about helping businesses drive digital innovation and nurturing meaningful customer relationships.

Julie Gibb – Technology Director, Travelwin

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