” … real-time scalability and greater network and power continuity. ”
Founded in 2000, GRPCOM is the largest media group in the state of Paraná, one of Brazil’s most dynamic regions. Its portfolio includes the dailies Gazeta do Povo, Jornal de Londrina, Jornal Tribuna and their digital editions.
In 2015 the group unified the production of the print and digital versions of its dailies using the Méthode digital publishing platform to create print, Web and mobile editions from a single editorial workflow.
The delivery of a satisfactory experience to online readers was often compromised by two factors:
Both of these factors were reasons for considering a Cloud deployment of the Méhode Web CMS - the Méthode Portal Server (MPS).
Both objectives - real-time scalability and greater network and power continuity - were achieved by moving the CMS to a Cloud deployment. Cloud hosting was provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Greater reliability. In February 2016 the Cloud installation celebrated its first anniversary. Over a period of 365 days it had delivered 100% resource availability (the agreement with AWS specifies minimum ‘up times’ of between 99.5% and 99.9% for the various components of the solution).
Freed from reliance on local power supplies and network resources, the Cloud-based deployment provided total continuity of service and required less administrative support than the localized solution it replaced.
Cost reduction. By reducing the need for investment in localized servers and their associated maintenance and running expenses, the Cloud-based deployment led to savings in operating costs. Overall cost savings of around 20% were achieved compared to the previous solution.
Improved user experience. Automatic allocation of server space during periods of peak demand resulted in faster delivery of content to visitors and a significantly improved reader experience.
Next steps. Following the success of placing the Web CMS in the Cloud , it has been decided to move the entire editorial operation into a Cloud-based deployment and obtain the same benefits in terms of availability and continuity of service.
The solution developed in liaison with AWS can now provide a model for future AWS Cloud-based projects in other locations.