AWS Partner Gameday – March 2022

Last week, a few of BCS’ finest tech geniuses created a team and entered the AWS Partner gameday. AWS GameDay is a gamified, risk-free learning experience that tests AWS solutions on real-world problems. Our technical professionals were able to explore AWS services, architecture patterns, best practices, and group collaboration in this hands-on workshop. The BCS […]

Last week, a few of BCS’ finest tech geniuses created a team and entered the AWS Partner gameday. AWS GameDay is a gamified, risk-free learning experience that tests AWS solutions on real-world problems. Our technical professionals were able to explore AWS services, architecture patterns, best practices, and group collaboration in this hands-on workshop. The BCS team entered the game under the name “Blue Unicorn” – an ode to the gamified scenario and Blue Crystal Solutions.

The fictitious scenario considered Unicorn rentals, a fictional company providing mythical creatures that acquired BuyMyUnicorns.com as a live eCommerce site. The data centre lease for the current site was about to expire, and the site needs to be moved immediately. At the same time, increased traffic to the website is expected due to a scheduled marketing campaign.

The Blue unicorn team had three hours, competing against 11 other AWS partners, to fully migrate the ecommerce site with no downtime, maintaining all transactions while simultaneously scaling the site to accommodate the increased traffic with no additional aiding documentation.

Points were won for every server migrated, and for tasks completed. Points were lost if targets were not reached such as website traffic not being served.

The team was successful in migrating the site with change data capture in place. This AWS partner game day was a great opportunity to develop the BCS team’s AWS knowledge, skills and performance in a high stress environment. BCS is always looking to improve and grow our capabilities to stay forefront of database, cloud, and infrastructure developments. A big thank you, to Amazon Web Services for the opportunity to participate in this game, the team had a great time, and we are looking forward to the next AWS partner game day in May.

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Blue Crystal Solutions is growing and are looking for an experienced Technical Consultant to join our Adelaide office. We are after a candidate who is willing to work as part of a team to deliver exceptional outcomes for our business and our customers.

In an era where data breaches and security threats loom, the significance of robust database security cannot be overstated. Blue Crystal Solutions, a pioneer in database management and security, has once again demonstrated its unparalleled expertise and commitment to safeguarding digital assets.

We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to join our small marketing team on a part-time basis (up to .6 FTE/ 3 days a week) for a 12 month fixed term contract. The ideal candidate will be a marketing student nearing graduation or a recent marketing graduate, eager to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. As a Marketing Assistant, you will support the development and execution of marketing campaigns, enhancing brand awareness, and driving engagement across various channels.

Blue Crystal Solutions: your trusted & innovative IT partner.

Australian owned and operated since 2004, we provide information technology services locally, nationally and beyond.

We are a specialised supplier of Cloud, Application, Database & Infrastructure, Operating System Management, Modernisation and Transformation services. With security at the forefront of everything we do, we can also work with your cyber teams to significantly improve your security posture whilst ensuring all your services with us are fortified by our integrated outage protection and 24×7 monitoring tool, BlueDiamond

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