Our client, Informa, is the world’s largest events company and constituent of the FTSE 100.
Their core enterprise CMS, which is also white labelled and used by a number of companies, divisions and units throughout the group, was originally built on a monolith architecture, using the Ember framework for its front end and Groovy for its backend.
Because those technologies have started to become obsolete, they faced challenges in developer recruitment – a problem only likely to worsen as time went on. The platform also made inefficient use of cloud resources as it had not initially been developed as a cloud-native platform.
It was a monolith architecture with only some functions making use of AWS. The decision was taken to modernise and future-proof the platform through a migration to React on the frontend and node.js on the backend. A DevOps team from K&C also integrated AWS microservices, for optimal performance and use of resources in a pure cloud environment.
A microservices architecture also allows for more convenient and resource-efficient future updates and maintenance, as well as protecting against vendor lock-in as a strategic consideration.