AMG National Trust Bank

National Bank Secures Database and Boosts Customer Satisfaction with Help from Qwinix Technologies and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

National Bank Secures Database and Boosts Customer Satisfaction with Help from Qwinix Technologies and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Banking Innovation

Building a Scaleable Network

AMG National Trust Bank, is a national financial services organisation with offices in Denver, Boulder, Cheyenne, Chicago, Morristown, and Virginia Beach. The successful bank, manages approximately $4.2 billion in assets and continues to grow. In order to meet the diverse needs of bank clients, and continue to deliver superior performance, AMG knew they needed outside help to upgrade their network and optimize it for future growth.

Bank executives conducted a search to find a technology partner capable of rebuilding and securing their banking application. The team knew that in order to create a scalable network they would need to find a partner that was an expert in architecting and deploying an IT infrastructure leveraging superior Amazon Web Services (AWS). The search resulted in the selection of Qwinix Technologies. The engineers at the Denver-based software design and development firm were up to the task and quickly engaged with the bank.

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The Challenge

Scale

The banking application could not support the large number of regular transactions

Poor Customer Experience

Performance issues resulted in frequent customer complaints.

Frequest Crashes

High CPU usage was causing application to crash frequently.

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The Solution

To support the huge load on the bank’s network, Qwinix engineers integrated elastic load balances as well as auto scaling groups. The team kept a single instance behind the load balancers and attached autoscaling policies to enable the infrastructure to scale as needed, based on the CPU threshold. A microservice was deployed to divide all services, including database application and additional services supported by AWS RDS with postgreSQL and MySQL. 

This custom architecture enabled both PHP and RUBY based applications to be supported. Additionally, an elastic IP was leveraged for all application servers in case the server accidentally started or stopped.

The Result

Positive Customer Feedback
“There was nothing we ever came across that Qwinix couldn’t do.”
Cade Strieby
Chief Information Officer, AMG National Trust Bank

Improved Application Performance & Availability
The application’s availability has improved with increases in performance, due to the use of AWS services.

Secured Database
The database has been secured using RDS service and security groups.

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