Australian Red Cross gains speed, stability, and savings by optimizing cloud platforms
When the Australian Red Cross, a leading humanitarian aid and community services charity and an auxiliary to the Australian government, realized that their data platform was no longer performing optimally for their critical applications, they turned to Pythian for help. Pythian was chosen because of their extensive practical experience with the latest database technologies, including Microsoft SQL Server and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and their existing track record of maintaining reliable, scalable and stable cloud environments. The Problem The hardware the Australian Red Cross had been using was outdated and was also costing them way more than it should. The solution would have to do the following:
- Perform at high availability for critical systems.
- Conduct transaction processing of data for all major services–including services for donors, volunteers, students and clients.
- Reduce operational costs.