NimbleCommerce Optimizes its AWS Infrastructure

"With Cloudamize, we've optimized our current AWS deployment and we're now able to make confident planning decisions to support our business needs"

Umang Gopani, Sr. Systems Administrator

The Challenge

Following a review of their annual budget, NimbleCommerce’s infrastructure team, led by Umang Gopani, Sr. Systems Administrator, needed to cut their AWS deployment cost significantly. With over 100,000 active merchants and over 23 million subscribers, sacrificing performance in the name of cost reduction was not an option.

Their challenges were the following:

    • Reduce cost while simultaneously keeping to the company’s strict adherence to top levels of performance on production servers
    • Provide visibility into ongoing cost data without creating significant overhead for the team

To ensure their infrastructure kept pace with the company’s exponential growth, the NimbleCommerce team leveraged Cloudamize’s planning tool. As a result, they can now rapidly construct scenarios for their future platform. The tool has eliminated the need to perform load tests, thus reducing planning cycles from days to minutes.

The Solution

NimbleCommerce was able to quickly configure an environment on Cloudamize. A week following implementation, they had a set of actionable recommendations to optimize their AWS deployment.
The prioritized recommendations included both the steps and supporting economics to:

    • Reduce specific servers where they were over-provisioned
    • Utilize optimal pricing plans across assets
    • Increase the size of individual servers to meet established performance goals

The analysis extended to the instance level and was supported with detailed historical performance data. This provided NimbleCommerce with a high degree of certainty to act on the recommended changes.

The Results

With the Cloudamize platform, NimbleCommerce identified critical actions to realize a 46% reduction in their AWS spend, developed a roadmap to bring all instances into an optimal performance range, and reduced the time spent planning for future scenarios to minutes.

About NimbleCommerce

NimbleCommerce works with some of the largest global publishers to create shopping experiences for their audience that matches the brand and monetizes their content. Between our flexible platform, our network of offers and products from leading suppliers and the most knowledgeable team in the business, NimbleCommerce has everything you need to succeed in e-commerce. Come work with us, experience our agility and we'll help you transform your business. NimbleCommerce is a privately held company, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in New York City, and London. We are backed by SK Telecom, Spark Capital, Carmel Ventures, and Jafco Ventures