Customer Stories

Customer Story#1: Right-Size Instances

Customer

A large Benefits & Financial Company employing over 200 associates in nine states with 3,000 customized retirement plans.

Problem / Goal

Customer could not discern which AWS instance type was best suited to each application. Match application needs with under-lying instances for best price / performance.

Solution:

Kaizen experts used a Quality of Service technology to match each of 23 applications with the AWS instance type that delivered the best price/performance.

Results:

The customer realized 25% of annual savings using the right tools and processes.

Customer Story #2: Cost Reduction with Spot

Customer:

Publicly traded restaurant chain whose marketing website answers over 8 million requests and 1000s of catering inquiries per month. Uptime is extremely important to the business.

Problem / Goal:

Provide 100% uptime for a large website and save on costs.

Solution:

Kaizen migrated the website to more powerful instance types and used a new technology to keep the website running only on very inexpensive spot instances.

Results:

Provided 100% uptime and reduced EC2 costs by 83%.

Customer Story #3: Negotiating with Amazon Web Services

Customer:

A streaming video company with 20+ apps/sites that move over 150TB of content and application data each month.

Problem / Goal:

Maintain service levels in Amazon Web Services CloudFront while reducing bandwidth costs.

Solution:

Kaizen negotiated with CloudFront to lock in the optimal cost per GB.

Results:

Reduced the bandwidth costs by 35%.

100% Customer Referral based on Kaizen Tech’s:

Proven approach and best practices
Multi-platform, multivendor know-how across an extensive range of data center systems, platforms, and technologies
Extensive expertise handling customers with large data center requirements
Emphasis on empowering the customer and commitment to provide the highest standard of support and service