Case Study: Radiowealth Finance

After a successful implementation, Well-Architected Review, and first-stage optimization, RFC was able to reduce their AWS costs by as much as 30%.
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About RFC

Radiowealth Finance Corporation (RFC) is a Filipino owned company that has been offering loan solutions to the public for the past 50 years. With products that specifically cater to the basic financial needs of the common Filipino, they provide a variety of financing options that ranges from car, appliance, education, OFW, and salary loans, to business loans that covers financing for machineries and heavy equipment, medical apparatus, and even SME working capital or store inventory loans.

The Opportunity

RFC is a Managed Services Client of Cascadeo. The opportunity was introduced to Cascadeo via its partnership with Globe Telecom. Globe provides the client with connectivity and security support while Cascadeo provides its AWS expertise via its MSP team.

RFC at the time does not have certified AWS engineers to help with the day to day management of their AWS infrastructure. Cascadeo was engaged to help ensure that the environment is watched 24×7 and make sure that the environment is always up and running.

The Partner

Cascadeo is a cloud DevOps engineering firm focused on mid-market to enterprise customers that require high levels of availability, performance, security, and scalability. We specialize in environments that require multi-technology dependencies, hybrid cloud solutions and connectivity, complex operational requirements, infrastructure automation, self-healing capabilities, predictive analytics and continuous deployments.

The Solution

Cascadeo and Globe reviewed RFC’s technical and business requirements. After the review, RFC was onboarded to, a next-generation AIOps platform to monitor their current environment. With the deployment, capacity issues in the environment became obvious and common choke-points were identified. Cascadeo then performed a Well-Architected Review of the entire infrastructure. After the review, critical security items were fixed as well as urgent cost-optimization measures were put in place.

After a successful first-stage optimization, RFC was able to reduce their AWS costs by as much as 30%. All repetitive and environment upkeep tasks are also being done or has been automated by the Cascadeo MSP team, effectively enabling RFC to focus more on their key business. Even through the COVID-19 crisis that resulted in a leaner operations team, RFC’s uptime has not been affected, enabling their team to be continuously productive.

AWS Services Used

Microsoft SQL and Aurora DB (RDS)

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Lambda

AWS Route53

Amazon CloudWatch

AWS CloudTrail

Amazon CloudFront

How We Won

Cascadeo’s Managed Services team has helped RFC focus more on managing their clients while the team takes care of the daily operations of the cloud environment. Cascadeo has also helped educate RFC’s IT team with cloud architecture and best practices.

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