The Learning Partnership is a UK-based company that aims to develop the potential and natural talents of children and young people through practical and exciting experiences of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The company’s social mission is to work with many STEM leaders to develop applications that have a direct impact on student engagement and educational achievement.
TLP carries out its missions and goals through the social networking platform Dendrite.me, designed to support human development from an early age. The free platform enables students, teachers, and parents worldwide to participate in world-class education and career development programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Because of its community character, dendrite.me supports the creation of relationships between students and teachers.
The Dendrite platform is of great interest to users. The owner of the platform, The Learning Partnership, wanted to be able to develop the platform at the lowest possible cost without compromising the availability and performance of the application. The task of the Unity Group team was to analyze the architecture and configuration of cloud services used by the Dendrite platform in terms of the possibility of reducing operating costs to ensure the sustainable development of the company in the future.
The first step was a thorough analysis of the architecture, current platform costs and customer needs, as a result of which we proposed the migration of the entire platform to the Amazon Web Services cloud. In our opinion, AWS is the most flexible and mature offer of cloud services, which gives a chance for the best results. After the migration, following the recommendations of AWS Well-Architected Framework, we introduced the following changes: