The Challenge

SkyBOX is growing rapidly and with new contracts, comes the need to host additional workloads in the AWS Cloud. As their infrastructure grows, SkyBOX has been working to increase their performance by shifting where the workloads are hosted and the sizing of the EC2 and RDS Instances powering them. With an ever-changing infrastructure, identifying the best way to save money with Reserved Instances became difficult.

The Solution

To capture the significant amount of savings available while working on modifying their infrastructure, SkyBOX brought in StratCloud to continuously monitor and optimize their Reserved Instance Fleet.

“We wanted to run cost-effectively while our infrastructure decisions were in flux. StratCloud was flexibile enough to help us maximize our savings during this time” says Emilio Lizarraga, VP of IT at SkyBOX.

Eliminate Unused RIs

SkyBOX’s engineers were free to move workloads around without worrying about if they needed to modify and  Reserved Instances.

Capture all saving opportunities

With their changing requirements and workload needs, SkyBOX was not prepared to continuously monitor

Zero distractions for cloud teams

SkyBox’s Cloud Engineering Team was able to focus 100% of their efforts on upgrading their infrastructure to handle

SkyBOX is a cross-border shopping facilitator, where clients around the world pay a membership fee to have a suite number with a physical address in the US and Europe for their internet or catalog purchases from anywhere in the world. This means that all the products bought by our clients can be delivered by SkyBOX directly to their homes or offices, in any country.