Case Study: Crypto Platform

With a complex and rapidly evolving infrastructure our client faced challenges in maintaining consistency, scalability, and agility across their environments.

Alex Podobnik
Alex Podobnik -
Case Study: Crypto Platform


A client of ours in the crypto space was providing an important service to customers. With a complex and rapidly evolving infrastructure they faced challenges in maintaining consistency, scalability, and agility across their environments.


  1. Manual Provisioning: Infrastructure provisioning and configuration were predominantly manual, leading to inconsistencies, time-consuming deployments, and the inability to create new infrastructure.

  2. Scalability: Scaling infrastructure to meet fluctuating demands required significant manual effort and often led to delays.

  3. Configuration Drift: Manual changes to infrastructure configurations increased the risk of configuration drift and introduced potential security vulnerabilities.

  4. Deployment Speed: Deployment processes were manual which hindered the organization's ability to make quick changes.


  1. Automation: Automate infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and deployment processes to improve efficiency and consistency.

  2. Scalability: Implement scalable infrastructure provisioning to seamlessly handle varying workloads and traffic spikes.

  3. Security and Compliance: Ensure infrastructure configurations adhere to security best practices and regulatory compliance standards.

  4. Agility: Enable faster and more reliable deployments.

Strategies Employed

  1. Tool Selection: After evaluating various IaC tools, our client chose Terraform due to its declarative approach, support for multiple cloud providers, and a vibrant community ecosystem.

  2. Infrastructure Design: They designed infrastructure components using Terraform's declarative language, defining resources, dependencies, and configurations in code.

  3. Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Integrated Terraform with CI/CD pipelines to automate the testing and deployment of infrastructure changes.

  4. Security and Compliance: Implemented infrastructure security controls and compliance checks as code.


  1. Efficiency Gains: Infrastructure provisioning and deployment processes were automated, significantly reducing manual effort and time required for deployments.

  2. Scalability: With Terraform's scalability features, our client could provision and scale infrastructure resources dynamically to meet varying workloads, improving responsiveness and resource utilization.

  3. Consistency and Compliance: Infrastructure configurations were standardized and version-controlled, reducing the risk of configuration drift and ensuring consistent adherence to security and compliance standards.

  4. Agility: The adoption of IaC facilitated faster and more reliable deployments, enabling our client to innovate and iterate on their e-commerce platform more rapidly, enhancing their competitive edge.


By embracing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles and leveraging Terraform for infrastructure automation, our client successfully transformed their operations, achieving significant efficiency gains, scalability improvements, enhanced security and compliance.