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Promosis Saves 30% and Increases Performance with AWS Cost Optimization

Who is Promosis?

Promosis uses sweepstakes, skill contests, loyalty programs, instant-win games and more to help its clients establish, strengthen and maintain a meaningful relationship with their target audiences.
Navisite's Managed Billing Service was a no-brainer for us. The portal is powerful and easy to use, and it’s really nice to know you can get a billing expert on the phone when you need one.
Peter Barnet

The Challenge

Promosis has been “all-in” on AWS for years, but as the company rapidly scaled its infrastructure, it needed to make sure costs didn’t rapidly scale as well. Traditional approaches to cost management that rely on manual, reactive processes had become untenable as the company’s now modernized infrastructure dynamically scales up and down in response to changing demands. Promosis needed a cost management solution that was as dynamic and proactive as its infrastructure.

The Solution

Promosis joined Navisite’s Managed Billing services and gained access to Navisite’s powerful cost management portal. In the portal, Promosis was able to review its historical AWS performance and see recommendations for purchasing Reserved Instances (R1s), removing unused resources and rightsizing its instances. Working with one of Navisite’s dedicated billing experts, Promosis was able to optimize the account and reduce its monthly AWS hosting fees by over 30%. Furthermore, Navisite was also able to identify advanced recommendations for cost savings such as migrating Promosis’ database to Aurora, saving 40% while also increasing database performance by 5x.

The Navisite Managed Billing portal analyzed Promosis’ Detailed Billing Record (DBR) and laid out the various RI purchase options and its associated return on investment (ROI).

WorkSpaces is extremely easy to manage. Working with Navisite, Promosis can maintain just a few “Golden Images” that contain the necessary applications for each work role. Furthermore, the WorkSpaces clients and Chromebooks automatically update, and Zero Clients have no operating system to patch or update whatsoever.

Locating cloud desktops and back office servers in AWS makes it easy to leverage more advanced AWS services for analytics, machine learning, big data and more. Promosis will pursue making data-driven decisions faster and more accurately using these additional, powerful AWS services since they are now at the company’s fingertips.