TracFone Wireless, Inc. is an American prepaid, no-contract mobile phone provider. TFWI is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and offers products and services under several brands. It operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), holding agreements with the United States’ largest wireless network operators to provide service using their networks, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US, Sprint Corporation, and U.S. Cellular. Tracfone® has around 23 million subscribers.
Suneratech Implemented Microservices Using AWS EKS for Tracfone
Case Study Overview:
America’s largest prepaid no-contract wireless service provider faced challenges with Microservices implementation using AWS EKS. The company deployed 100 microservices on their on-prem servers without provision for scalability, which led to high deployment costs and inefficient management due to semi-automated processes. Suneratech performed minor refactoring in application, containerized the microservices and deployed them on AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster. This resulted in a reduced cost of servers using AWS Spot instances, reduced burden of managing Kubernetes cluster, and ensured faster onboarding of new microservices on the cloud.