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“Now that I’ve got a really excellent process in place, and I’ve also got an excellent partner in EagleDream, I can sleep very comfortably at night, knowing that if a disaster happens, at least we have a way to recover very quickly.”
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is a leading global cargo shipping company, specializing in ground handling of air cargo for airlines, airports, and passengers. Operating in over 300 airlines and airports around the world, the company meets strict governmental security protocols to safely and securely handle over four million tons of air cargo each year.
Additionally, Worldwide Flight Services was hosting several business-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases on-premise with no High Availability (HA) capabilities.
Worldwide Flight Services desired to move their on-premise databases to the cloud to have a more reliable High Availability plan in case of system failure, as well as reduce administrative overhead of managing their own systems.
After the DR solution was implemented, EagleDream and WFS completed UAT end-to-end application testing as disaster preparation. A second part of this solution involved EagleDream’s proposal to migrate WFS’s on-premise databases to Amazon RDS Instances.
To perform the migration to Amazon RDS, EagleDream leveraged CloudEndure to launch an up-to-date replica of the original database servers on Amazon EC2. Once the replica was created, a backup of the databases were dumped to Amazon S3 and restored onto the Amazon RDS instances using AWS’s recommended backup and restore approach.
Both the test and production environments were successfully migrated to the cloud, freeing the administrative overhead from their team so they could focus on more important projects and business tasks. The database currently runs natively on Amazon RDS with two synchronous copies, so in case of failure, the database will automatically fail over to the stand-by copy without little-to-no interruption for the end user.