Since 2008, MES has gained expertise in developing high availability and high performance platforms based on platforms such as Amazon Web Services. As one of the first companies in Germany, MES has now been certified as a “Solution Provider” by Amazon. As a direct benefit, we can now offer our customers even better technical and organisational assistance in the development and deployment of cloud-based services, and have early access to new developments from the market leader in cloud computing.
Our most interesting AWS deployment so far was a Facebook app for the launch of the BOSS Black collection 2010, where 200,000 Facebook fans were invited to apply as a model in the premium fashion show. From thousands of applications, 5 male and 5 female applications were selected via online voting and a jury call and flown to Berlin to show their skills. The contest app needed to sustain the massive traffic from 200,000 fans, provide data storage as well as photo upload capabilities, permit instantaneous scaling of server resources, and provide maximum redundancy.
MES built a solution that extended the MES Content Distribution Network with an application hosting platform as well as redundant database, monitoring and autoscaling capabilities. Hand in hand with the frontend developers of the agency Werbewelt, the campaign was launched within 10 days.