What was the scope of their involvement?
They've provided us with support around hosting and managing the infrastructure, as well as with scalability and being able to fire up new instances when the platform is under a heavy load. We’re using a cloud-based setup on Amazon Web Services. They've also helped with the overall architecture of the locations, keeping things clean, modular, and our APIs organized.
When an advertiser launches a new campaign on our platform, it attracts a huge amount of interest from registered influencers. If they stop submitting pieces of content and exchanging messages with the advertiser, it can slow the platform down for everybody else. Layertech helped with automatically scaling up the resources to keep the site running smoothly.
It was a full stack project. The framework was Laravel and Lumen. There are a few MySQL databases and some frontend frameworks based on Bootstrap.
What is the team dynamic?
I worked directly with Prashant [Consultant & Software Architect, Layertech]. There may have been other people in the background, but nobody I worked with directly.
How did you come to work with Layertech?
We advertised and collected responses. My CTO and I interviewed everyone. Based on their understanding of the system and what we were trying to achieve, we selected Layertech.
How much have you invested with them?
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in September 2016, and the work is ongoing.