Rock Productions Pte Ltd (Rock Productions) is an exempt Private Company Limited by Shares. Incorporated on 21 August 1998 in Singapore, the Company’s current operating status is live and has been operating for 23 years. The Company’s principal activity is the rental of self-owned or leased real estate property except food courts, coffee shops and eating houses (e.g. office/exhibition space, shopping mall, self-storage facilities) to other holding companies as the secondary activity.
Rock Productions manages four entities. Rock Gifts & Book Centre is a retail centre that supplies a wide range of inspirational books, music, sermon CDs, DVDs and gifts. Omega Tours & Travel Pte Ltd is a travel agency and tour operator with its main business being in consultancy, advice, ticketing and booking tours as a travel agent. Shine Auditorium, located at the Shaw Tower, is a hidden gem nested within the CBD area. It has a seating capacity of 1,640. The Star Performing Arts Centre located at Buona Vista offers a suite of performance spaces for events.
Rock Production was on the lookout for a professional services and managed services provider with comprehensive Amazon Web Services (AWS) competency to implement, manage and support their retail systems up to the high standards demanded by their customer along with additional recommendations to optimize the system.
It is imperative that the infrastructure for the retail systems needed to be highly-available, secure, and reliable. These included the stringent network design, DDoS protection, firewall appliances, virtual machines configuration, load-balancing, autoscaling, logging and monitoring.
Why Amazon Web Services
Rock Productions was certain that cloud technologies was the way forward for their business but they needed the assistance to select the right rovider. The business decided to engage Amazon Partner Network (APN) consulting partner Cloud Comrade.
Cloud Comrade advised that Amazon Web Services was the way forward for their business’ needs. Working closely with our team of AWS certified solution architects, an exhaustive study was conducted on the existing application and defined the processes, procedures, and operational responsibilities required to deliver the precise infrastructure and 24x7x365 managed services for the system.
The solution also included Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that was used for computing capacity management for their application deployment and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) that was used to store and retrieve any amount of data. AWS CloudTrail and AWS CloudWatch was used to audit administration activities on AWS and monitor the performance of the system and raise alerts.
The experts from the Cloud Comrade’s Managed Services team utilized the automated onboarding process hassle-free and smooth for the customer, which included customised reports for actionable insights.
Using Amazon Web Services gave Rock Productions the agility and advantage over its competitors, which was not possible with the previous retail systems. The new retail systems increased availability as there were tremendous improvements to the distribution of the workload using Amazon CloudFront. The Company is also looking at improved security and compliance – with a multi layered security approach, the customer was able to meet the stringent security and compliance requirements.
Additionally, using AWS has granted Rock Productions with elasticity. With autoscaling, they are now able to scale the system automatically to meet the demand from their users. Rock Productions is now at the forefront of their competition and are in the position to grow their business in the Singapore market with AWS deployed by Cloud Comrade by providing the best in class service and support in their journey.