JantaKhoj Migrates To AWS For Greater Efficiency

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 02, 2016


JantaKhoj, one of India’s leading people background verification service, leverages Amazon Cloud using StackArmor’s technology assistance. StackArmor, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution partner said in a statement that JantaKhoj has helped JantaKhoj seamlessly migrate its operations into the AWS-EC2 platform using stackArmor’s Agile methodology with zero downtime and data loss.

JantaKhoj, a people search engine that covered more than 500 million Indians, relies on proprietary algorithms, software and systems to operate.  Prior to the migration JantaKhoj experienced availability and equipment failure issues in a legacy data center.  

“We’ve always been aware of Amazon’s cloud-computing platform but hesitated to migrate, thinking it might be difficult to manage our site in the cloud. stackArmor proved us wrong,” said JantaKhoj Chairman Ajit Gupta, who founded the company in 2009.

“StackArmor not only suggested the most optimal configuration for our site, they helped us in end-to-end migration. We are now able to easily manage the site through AWS,” he added.

StackArmor’s certified AWS Solution Architects migrated the JantaKhoj site to a secure AWS Virtual Private Cloud with RDS, EBS, and S3. Since the migration to AWS, JantaKhoj has tripled performance improvement and increased reliability through best practices for cloud operations, such as regular backups with snapshots on highly available, secure and redundant AWS S3 storage that has 99.99% availability SLAs.  

“JantaKhoj deals with sensitive data that requires the highest security, availability and reliability,” said Gaurav Pal, Principal, StackArmor. According to him, “Based on our experience in engineering full-stack cloud solutions for healthcare, financial services, government and security-focused commercial clients, we implemented a cost-effective and highly optimized solution on AWS selecting optimal EC2 instances, RDS, Encryption and S3 to ensure that data is safe and secure, and the site performs optimally.” 

After a careful analysis of current and future requirements stackArmor migrated the site to the AWS Virtual Private Cloud because it provides the high security, reliability and the flexibility JantaKhoj requires. The AWS Singapore Region was chosen because of its ability to deliver high site traffic from the Asian region. 

“The migration of JantaKhoj to the Amazon cloud is a milestone for us and allows us to grow our business faster and provide the scalability required to support increased customer traffic and load,” said Tarun Bangari, JantaKhoj Founder and CEO.Since migrating to the AWS cloud platform, JantaKhoj has started implementing DevOps practices by creating a Dev, Test and Production pipeline using the wide variety of instances and services available as part of the platform, according to CEO Bangari.