We empowered all engineering teams to take ownership of their applications and services by training them to write, build and deploy their own infrastructure as code templates. This created an independent release focused engineering culture; completely removing reliance on Systems and Operations teams for microservice deployment.
Our technical leadership and successful working partnership enabled us to break down the silos between engineering, performance and operations to ensure all teams worked to shape a shared vision of a radically different deployment process.
Using data recorded by comprehensive DataDog monitoring / analytics tooling, we analysed the previous year’s performance and load traffic. The predictions made from this analysis were extremely accurate and the changes made as a result enabled all systems to remain operational during the event with no web shop outages.
The iPhone launch was a huge success which far exceeded the expectations of Vodafone’s senior stakeholders and validated their decision to pursue an evidence-based approach to load modelling and performance testing ahead of future platinum sales events.