4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

AWSome - Totaljobs moves to the cloud

Technology became exciting at Totaljobs in 2012!

Following its purchase by StepStone GmbH in April 2012, Totaljobs were required to vacate their former owner's data centers by the end of the year.

Existing plans to move to AWS were endorsed and the fun began!  Over the following 7 months we completed:
  • Proof of Concept
  • Implementation of SQL P2P replication
  • Migration to SQL 2012
  • Standardisation on Windows 2008 R2
  • Migration of 'Recruiter' website to 64-bit and IIS7
  • Migration to new Email solution
  • Migration to new Backup solution
  • Production Environment Build in AWS
  • Server consolidation, eliminating 40 servers
  • Full Regression Testing
  • Go-Live
  • Decommissioning of old servers
This was achieved while significantly improving site response time, and reducing infrastructure costs by one third.

This seminar takes you through the process we went through to deliver these changes.  It will explain the AWS building blocks needed to host a high performing and secure site, and some differences in mindset needed when working with evergreen infrastructure.  The end result is a blueprint you can adapt for your own migration into AWS.

If you want to see how a site delivering over 2 million page hits a day performs in AWS, visit www.totaljobs.com
Presented by Ed Vassie at SQLBits XI
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    Ed is a Database Architect who has grown grey working in IT.  He now spilts his time between Totaljobs (the UK's largest job site) and IT project work for charities.
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