Diners Club is in a constant process of modernization and transformation of its business and, accompanied by an aggressive Marketing strategy, they managed to increase the client portfolio. Given the level of financial inclusion in Peru, it was required to have technology that accompanies the growth of the business in a sustainable, safe and cost-efficient manner. The main challenge was to have a modern infrastructure that allows flexible adaptation to needs, data security both in transit and at rest and, above all, cost-efficient. For Applying Consulting it was a very challenging project, but with the support and technology of Amazon Web Services it was possible to present a solid technical proposal according to the needs of Diners Club.
Diners Club was looking for a consolidated company in cloud technology and Amazon Web Services had all the support and reliability due to the thousands of clients in the financial sector, among others, who already work with the technology provided by Amazon Web Services.
The maturity of the Global Infrastructure of Amazon Web Services as well as the availability levels of its computing services were key for Diners Club. The scaling capabilities, the diversity of computing instances as well as the savings in operational work using Managed Services made Diners Club convinced of the power of Amazon Web Services.
Why Diners Club choose us?
Applying Consulting as AWS Advanced Consulting Partner specialized in Migration and Modernization of Cloud Applications has a lot of experience and proven knowledge. Dozens of Application Modernization projects guarantee the quality of work and expertise of the Solution Architects team.
For Diners Club it was very important that Applying Consulting demonstrate its technical capabilities from the first contact, the same that transcended in all stages of the project.
The proposed solution is a highly available and fault tolerant architecture in an AWS region. In the computational layer, there are EC2 instances within a MultiAZ Autoscaling Group, on which there is an Application Load Balancer to distribute the application load. The data layer has an RDS MultiAZ Instance to guarantee the availability of the service in the event of possible failures.
For security, strategies were applied to protect data in transit and at rest. Data at rest, EBS volumes, are encrypted and AWS KMS is used for key management and encryption usage control. The data in transit is protected with SSL / TLS, the AWS Certificate Manager service is used, which allows us to store the certificates safely and rotate them at appropriate time intervals while applying strict access control.
In addition, very specific rules were configured to control the traffic towards the instances in the Security Groups and the Network ACLs are used for restrictions. Likewise, the AWS Web Application Firewall was enabled to protect the solution from cyber attacks, the AWS Shield was also enabled to protect the solution against DDoS attacks.
Results and Benefits
With the proposed solution, Diners Club achieved a highly available, fault-tolerant infrastructure that meets high security standards. This architecture on AWS will allow you to grow quickly, flexibly and cost-efficiently; the business has the peace of mind of having the correct technical support to start executing its tactical actions of its growth strategy. All this with an excellent TCO that starts at a little more than USD 200.00 per month.
On the other hand, this project is the starting point for the adoption of new cloud services. Now, Diners Club is considering incorporating Data Analytics Services and Managed Services to improve team productivity, increase operational resilience and achieve the long-awaited business agility.
The next steps for Diners Club on AWS are to acquire experience and knowledge of its services in production to demonstrate the estimated TCO, incorporate new services that complement the current solution (Big Data and Analytics, Serverless, among others) and continue with Migration and Modernization of your other solutions.