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Klimato

From Cloud to Plate: How We Empowered Klimato's Green Mission in the Food Sector

Up to 9x higher resource utilization
65% cost reduction

Klimato is a company committed to assisting organizations within the restaurant industry in managing their carbon dioxide emissions effectively. Through precise measurement, clear communication and reporting, Klimato helps businesses take control of their carbon footprint. Restaurants that use Klimato's services are leading the charge, setting the trend for a more sustainable restaurant industry and food consumption. Altostruct collaborated with Klimato by optimizing their AWS infrastructure. This collaboration resulted in the creation of a robust and highly scalable solution, guaranteeing excellent performance and reliability for Klimato's users.

Problem description

Klimato identified a need to optimize their usage of cloud resources while maintaining high system availability for their expanding client base. As they experienced increased traffic and unpredictable spikes, the existing EC2-based infrastructure was not up for the challenge. Scalability, efficient resource utilization, and service redundancy was needed for maintaining a seamless user experience.

Moreover, the company discovered some unused legacy services and resources that not only led to unnecessary costs but also added complexity to the management and monitoring of their environment. Recognizing these challenges, Klimato saw an opportunity in working with Altostruct to achieve on-demand scalability, optimized resource utilization, enhanced system availability, and streamlining the infrastructure by purging unused services. Achieving this would not only lead to cost savings but also lay the groundwork for a more resilient and efficient system architecture that can scale up and down.

Solution

The idea was to leverage the power of AWS Fargate along with ECS (Elastic Container Service) to revamp Klimato’s cloud infrastructure. Central to this transformation was working with Infrastructure as Code (IaS) in AWS CloudFormation, which ensured a repeatable, consistent, and traceable deployment process. The applications previously running on EC2 instances were restructured into Docker containers, making them portable and easier to manage. These containers were then orchestrated using ECS with Fargate as the launch type. This meant that Klimato no longer had to worry about the underlying EC2 instances, as Fargate is a managed sercive, which means it takes care of the scaling automatically.

This containerized architecture was deliberately kept modular and decoupled, ensuring that a hiccup in one service wouldn't ripple across the entire system. In addition to this, AWS CloudWatch was integrated to monitor the health of each service, and any service facing issues would be auto-replaced by Fargate, ensuring uninterrupted availability. Lastly, unused services and resources were identified and eliminated, leading to a leaner, more cost-effective environment.

Conclusion

Transitioning from EC2 to AWS Fargate as a launch type, Klimato has demonstrated a strategic move that's as practical as it is insightful. This transition not only streamlines cloud operations but also significantly reduces the overhead of managing complex infrastructures. Consequently, this has enabled Klimato, with their vision of shaping a sustainable future in the food industry, to dedicate even more focus on their core mission. By minimizing distractions from backend infrastructure management, Klimato can more effectively assist restaurants and culinary businesses in their eco-journey, empowering them with the tools and insights necessary to make environmentally conscious decisions.