Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an infrastructure and applications running on AWS by the end of 2019.
Seera chose AWS because of its high levels of security, its broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, and because AWS is best positioned to support the group on its mission to develop and launch the most innovative travel solutions for customers across the Middle East and North Africa. In less than six months, Seera migrated over 70 percent of its mission-critical applications to AWS and adopted a microservices architecture to increase agility. The group worked with AWS to re-architect its technology stack, which includes moving Seera’s legacy application development process to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). This enabled Seera to develop new products and services quickly and at scale, allowing the group to be more agile and responsive to customer needs across all vertical businesses, including its consumer travel brands Almosafer and tajawal.
Today, Seera uses Amazon EKS to manage more than 1,000 containers in production. As a result, the business has seen a 65 percent improvement in application performance, including faster response time for customer search results. Prior to this move, some customer holiday searches on Seera’s online booking platforms were taking approximately five to eight seconds to produce results, now customers get results in under two.
Seera’s CTO and EVP of Technology, Abdulrahman Mutrib, commented on the developments, “Today, we continue to invest in AWS technology as our main differentiator, in order to transform and revolutionize our business for the benefit of our customers and employees. We have a cloud-first strategy and have selected AWS as our preferred cloud provider due to the unprecedented reliability and scale it gives our business. As we continue on our digital transformation journey, we need a technology partner that enables us to deploy our solutions in a very short time, to scale quickly, and is able to give us the right level of security. Our next phase of innovation is going to be even more focused on machine learning and AI and we will also rely on AWS for this.”
Andy Isherwood, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services EMEA