COMPANY

Promethius Consulting

CHALLENGE

Promethius Consulting was looking to improve the performance of its internal, multi-tenant setup for providing Alfresco development and hosting services to its customers.

SOLUTION

A cloud-based, single-tenant approach using Bitnami Cloud Hosting significantly improved application performance and provided added flexibility with no capital outlay.

APPS USED

Alfresco

RESULTS SUMMARY

  • Reduced initial server setup time from 16hrs to less than 1hr for new servers
  • Improved application performance by moving from multi-tenant to single-tenant approach
  • Quickly scaled Promethius' Alfresco development and hosting business

"Bitnami has flattened the learning curve when it comes to hosting applications in the cloud. Point and click deployment, reliable backups, and easy to use management tools are making it much easier for us to deploy and manage our product. We save time and money, so we can focus our development team on making our product better for the customer instead of manually managing and deploying instances. Bitnami has been a great partner, actively listening and responding to our needs as a customer. Their support is simply outstanding, attentive, timely, and vested in fixing any issues we encounter. Promethius Consulting is a very happy Bitnami customer, join us! " -AARON TOOPS, Director of Managed Services
Promethius Consulting


CASE STUDY

Promethius Consulting provides network maintenance and support as well as website development and application hosting services to small and medium-sized businesses. Alfresco is one of several applications for which Promethius provides custom development and hosting services. Initially, Promethius was hosting Alfresco on internal servers with a multi-tenant setup, but the company was unhappy with the performance and lack of flexibility that approach provided.

After evaluating several options, Promethius came to the conclusion that running their servers on the Amazon Web Services cloud platform (AWS) would give them the best combination of performance and flexibility. Promethius chose Bitnami Cloud Hosting to automate and facilitate the deployment and management of their Alfresco servers on the AWS cloud.

Aaron Toops, Director of Managed Services for Promethius, says they chose Bitnami because "We save time and money, so we can focus our development team on making our product better for the customer instead of manually managing and deploying instances. " Promethius takes advantage of Bitnami Cloud Hosting's one-click deployment process, automated backups, monitoring and management tools to speed up their development and deployment processes, allowing them to deliver solutions more quickly to customers while reducing costs. One feature that Promethius finds especially useful is the ability to clone servers across different AWS accounts. This allows them to use a "gold image" - a version of Bitnami's Alfresco application that includes their own customizations and improvements - to deploy new servers for clients on separate AWS accounts in one click.

Mr. Toops also appreciates the support he gets from the Bitnami team, commenting that "Bitnami has been a great partner, actively listening and responding to our needs as a customer. Their support is simply outstanding, attentive, timely, and vested in fixing any issues we encounter. "

With Bitnami Cloud Hosting and AWS, Promethius has been able to build out a new line of business around the Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System without any capital expenditure. Bitnami's automated deployment process saves Promethius valuable development time, allowing them to deliver solutions more quickly and efficiently to their growing customer base.

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