Senior Vice President of Rovio Entertainment
Today, this platform every second handles thousands of user requests, including answering and processing of analytical data. Since the cloud platform Hatch initially focused on the high loads, the company did not have problems with the launch and operation of the service. The platform easily scales and serves more than 250 million monthly users.
The Origin of The Cloud Platform - The Popular Game Angry BirdsAs noted in the company, exactly 6 years ago, everything was different. The first version of Angry Birds, launched in 2009, used the game engine without being tied to the cloud. But after the success of the game, when the total number of downloads has exceeded three billion, reflected on a scalable cloud-oriented server system. The company was looking for an alternative that could solve the problem of unexpected load due to a sharp increase in the number of users. Besides providing needed resources and operational capacity, depending on the load.
Don't Miss : Cloud Provider Vs Hosting Provider"When we started creating a cloud platform, the world was different. The company turned to the question: why do not you build your own data center? Do not use the cloud, it can not be trusted, it is too expensive. But the benefits of cloud loomed immediately. And if you look at it today, cloud saves and easily cope with the deployment tasks, says Honkala.
Begin to build a new platform, Rovio Entertainment has paid attention to the issue of scaling and automation. The company implemented the modern solutions that can process large amounts of data. Today it is a mix of Java technology, Angular, NoSQL databases, Hadoop combinations and other real-time-systems.
IT Rovio ideology is based on the creation of large networks of subcontractors. This means that the cloud of the platform is designed to be independent from one cloud provider.
"Tying yourself to one provider - the risk on the path to cloud adjustment. Perhaps we want to optimize costs by switching to another cloud provider or go to a supplier abroad. We built cloud platform on the basis of the flexibility to switch to the cloud platform vendors and successfully launched services using three different cloud architecture, Honkala says.
The transformation tasks through automationIn 2009, the company's infrastructure is different from the present. Despite the difficulties, Rovio has grown from a company of 50 employees to the organization of the scale, more than 700 people. Today, game-supplier specialized in the production of goods, publishing and film production.
"We have significantly invested in automation. For example, the assembly of films is done automatically using a variety of platforms. If we are building, or trying to do something new, cloud-based technologies simplify product testing and output in the production process", explained Honkala.
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