Since the EC2 Container Service was introduced at AWS Re:invent 2014, both the service itself, and container technology in general, have been causing a bit of a stir. Docker is the word on everyone’s lips (even Microsoft’s) and the overall consensus for 2015 seems to be that containers have arrived and they’re here to stay.
Container virtualization technology, also known as operating-system-level virtualization, is nothing new. Support for this technology has been available for years, practically since its beginnings in the form of chroot or jails in FreeBSD.
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For the recent launch of the Golden Manager app on the App Store, Celingest went behind the scenes with the team at Kerad Games to conduct a full migration to the AWS cloud and implement a fully orchestrated system to ensure game continuity during peak concurrence.
The Celingest team- the latest addition to the Claranet Group and recently welcomed on board at our Barcelona offices- has been working closely with Kerad Games since early 2014 to help them overcome the technological challenges of their fast-growing online football game Golden Manager, brain-child of FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué.
Celingest with the team at Kerad Games
Scalability, availability and high-performance data processing have always been at the core of the work carried out for Kerad Games, but the true capability of these solutions was put to the test last Thursday with the global launch of the Golden Manager app on the App Store.
Claranet, the leading managed services provider in Europe, has acquired Celingest, becoming the top provider in Spain of managed cloud hosting services, built both on its own infrastructure and on the infrastructure of large scale IaaS providers such Amazon or Microsoft.
Founded in 1998 and based in the Barcelona area, Celingest is one of the leading managed service and cloud computing providers in Spain, specialising in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and is one of the few providers in Spain to hold AWS Advanced Consulting Partner certification, the maximum accreditation available in Spain granted by AWS to its collaborators. With clients such as AtresMedia, Infojobs, eDreams, Softonic, Solostocks or PortAventura, we bring a high level of strategic know-how to Claranet, making it one of the most solid managed cloud hosting providers on the national market.
One of the services presented by Werner Vogels at this year’s re:Invent is probably the maximum expression of what cloud computing means. From now on, it will be possible to calculate in the cloud asynchronously without having to provision infrastructure or adjust autoscale rules, and pay exclusively for the exact work required, all thanks to AWS Lambda.
The philosophy at AWS has always taught us to envisage instances as disposable elements that appear and disappear depending what is needed to guarantee the service and optimize costs. Instances multiply when the number of users multiplies, and terminate when the users are no longer there. This model is ideal for front-end servers, since it is relatively easy to understand the metrics that allow us to scale when needed, but it’s another matter when we’re dealing with instances that perform background workloads that aren’t clearly periodic.