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Playing 11 – Success Story with Cloud Managed Services

About Playing 11, an online strategy game for cricket lovers

Playing 11 is one of the leading online gaming mobile application, it is a Cricket Fantasy League game in India. More than 1 Lakh cricket lovers have installed this game, and 50,000 plus active users - 6000 + Leagues are played. Playing 11 has ever-expanding user base because of the love for the game. It is further driven by the exciting games and contests being introduced on a daily basis. At any given instance, the application expects traffic of 10K concurrent users.

Challenges

  • Managing a number of concurrent users at peak hours became unbearable for the application.
  • Scaling the infrastructure is difficult as the application and the database reside on the same server.
  • Placing the servers behind a load balancer was also a major issue because of the same reason.
  • Infrastructure hosted in the Ohio region increased the latency towards catering the high number of users in India

Details of the Solution

Flentas helped them to re-architect their existing solution so that application can scale during peak hours and was able to run with minimal latency

  • Migrated the infrastructure from Ohio to Mumbai. With the majority of users based in India, the migration helped to reduce latency as the application is now located in Local AWS Region.
  • The application and database were decoupled for scaling of the application.
  • The load balancer was added in front of the web application servers to manage seamless end user request.
  • The application was modified to use shared centralised storage instead of local storage.
  • To handle concurrent requests, the web service workers and application was fine-tuned.
  • Horizontal scalability is now possible, according to the traffic to serve maximum users automatically.
  • Database storage is auto scalable to updated unlimited Changes as per request.
  • Real-time monitoring of application and the infrastructure is made available to prevent unwanted disaster and for future findings for RCA.

The Benefits

  • Achieved Seamless End User experience
  • Increased Speed and Agility
  • Better Management of the Application and database
  • Hands on support from AWS certified experts and highly skilled team
  • Scalable Architecture for high concurrency
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