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Amedia (Agile IT Operations)

Customer: Amedia
Sector/industry: Publishing

Amedia is one of the leading news publishing companies in Norway with 65 local newspapers and 1.9 million daily readers. Amedia Development creates new content services for the online newspapers and readers, and supports all parts of the publishing company with their digital transformation.

For Amedia, outsourcing their operations environment to Redpill Linpro made sense both financially and professionally. This lets Amedia Development focus on developing new services and driving innovation through adopting new software and methods.

Amedia Development's operational cooperation with Redpill Linpro dates back to 1999. Redpill Linpro has since then ensured Amedia’s newspapers online presence and kept related support services up and running in accordance to its customers’ needs and wishes. Redpill Linpro is responsible for all Amedia Development's IT infrastructure and is also a key sparring partner when it comes to ongoing development and adaptation of new products.

 

Architecture

The Amedia architecture supports the customers demand for high availability combined with handling rapid changes in both content and architecture. The solution is implemented as a triple site over three distinct data centres using anycast to dynamically direct traffic the closest data center. The setup is highly automated, running several Kubernetes clusters, orchestrating 100+ containerized microservice applications, and a multimaster MYSQL cluster spanning all three data centers, built on Redpill Linpro Nordic Cloud with our “bring your own hardware” option.

 

DevOps

In keeping up with the continuous demand for improved services in the online news industry, Amedia Development has developed a strong culture for innovation and a high rate of change, continuously deploying to production. To keep ahead in the market, it is crucial for their developers to keep experimenting with bleeding edge software in order to increase the time to market for their products and services. This creates a significant need for flexibility in their Operations partner.

Redpill Linpro's operations engineers work in close cooperation with Amedia Development’s developers through a diverse set of tools, all according to DevOps practices. One primary goal is to give the developers the tools and environment they need to be able to deploy as frequently as they need.

 

Driving Open Source projects

Both we and Amedia Development are committed to Open Source code. Amedia Development has made significant contributions to the development of Varnish, a web accelerator initially developed by Redpill Linpro. For Amedia Development, spending time and effort on developing Open Source software has proven a wise investment, bringing advantages in terms of both finances and flexibility.

 

Our operations services

Redpill Linpro delivers managed services to more than 100 customers in the Nordic region. Among them is more than 150 internet publications with high demands on up-time and performance. Other IT operating customers span a wide range of industries from healthcare and care technology to operation of mobile applications with high traffic levels.

In Redpill Linpro each customer belong to a smaller team with both broad and deep expertise. Each customer has its own primary and secondary contact, who are experienced consultants with knowledge of the customer's system, working methods and business.

We we have established partnerships with and deliver operational services on any larger public clouds. In addition, we offer Redpill Linpro Nordic Cloud and a diverse set of services related to managed hosting and data centers. Managing the whole stack from network and servers to operating systems to application management, we can function as a single point of contact.

In Redpill Linpro we work closely with our customers. Our culture and way of working is built on DevOps and Agile IT operations. Our 24/7 hotline is exclusively staffed with highly skilled consultants.

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Margrethe Gleditsch

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Managing Director Norway & Nordic Manager Managed Services

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