A Smokin’ Multi-Region AKS Implementation
Fontem Ventures’ e-commerce platform blu.com
With a growing demand for vapor products, the pressure on blu’s platform and its development team increased day by day. While a combination of third party SaaS solutions was sufficient at first, Fontem Ventures now urged for a new custom-built platform on AKS. The perfect time to ramp up development and quality assurance processes too – so that they would not become bottlenecks. Or, better yet: make them the champions of fast delivery and saving costs.
Beyond Blue’s engineers optimized the processes and made the CI/CD pipeline faster and more stable. How? Well, for starters, we split up heavyweight processes into multiple lightweight ones, split up a monorepo into multiple smaller repositories and CI/CD pipelines, and we fixed the pipeline and infrastructure flakiness. Just to give you an idea. Because it’s definitely not all we did – you can add:
We obviously focused on maximizing development productivity, minimizing defects and downtime, and ensuring legal compliance in multiple jurisdictions.
But, at Beyond Blue, we don’t like hit-and-runs. We made sure that everyone within Fontem – from developer to operator to manager – internalized our knowledge. We mentored teams, helped onboard new joiners, and organized DevOps sessions for knowledge sharing, issue solving, and planning for a smokin’ future.
Fontem Ventures is a leader in vaping technology and offers vaping products through its brand blu. Fontem Ventures’ transformative purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.