Established in 2011, LOPhils is a boutique risk management and administrative support consultancy for the Australian legal industry. LOPhils is a small team of lawyers, IT professionals, and business analysts who utilize proprietary software and systems to improve the productivity and quality of its clients’ workflow. A staunch proponent of digital transformation, LOPhils seamlessly integrates digital technology in all aspects of their work, from their internal operations to their delivery of professional services through technological means. The cornerstone of their enterprise – accelerating digital adoption to deliver efficient, affordable, automated services to our clients.
The Lophils App Modernization Project
By going serverless, LOPhils had the advantage of not worrying about scalability anymore. They achieved a 50% cost reduction and the load time of large data sets decreased from 30 seconds to around 1-2 seconds by using serverless technologies and applying best practices with the help of Apper Digital.
Apper Digital is an AWS Advanced Tier Services Partner that provides professional consulting services for cloud infrastructure, application architecture, cost optimization, and cloud security. Apper also received the AWS 50 APN Certification Distinction, with more than 50 AWS certifications within the team to ensure the proper knowledge and expertise to meet partners’ demands.
Partnership with Apper created the following improvements:
On Improved Performance Efficiency
By leveraging serverless technologies with AWS Serverless Services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, and AWS AppSync, the LOPhils’ software engineering team can focus on features that customers want without worrying about servers and infrastructure.
Microservices architecture lets companies design applications as a collection of distributed services that can handle scaling better than traditional monolithic applications.
On Increased Operational Efficiency
In terms of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) Implementation: Provisioning an end-to-end infrastructure before the project usually takes days or weeks, depending on the availability of their resource person. With the implementation of Infrastructure-as-Code, LOPhils reduced deployment time to 10 minutes. Utilizing serverless framework templates created by Apper allowed LOPhils to quickly provision or replicate resources without depending on a single person. In line with that, consistent application environment configuration reduced application bugs and cloud infrastructure errors resulting in increased productivity and better software.
On the aspect of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) Implementation: Automated provisioning of applications and infrastructure eliminates their dependency on a single person allowing them to enable multiple people for their deployments. LOPhils reduced application deployment time to 15 minutes by leveraging the CI/CD capability of AWS Amplify hosting. Provisioning applications and infrastructure automation reduces human error and ensures parity of AWS resources between environments.
The complete list of services implemented by Apper Digital includes the following:
- AWS Lambda
- AWS Amplify
- AWS Amplify Hosting
- Amazon CloudFront
- Amazon API Gateway
- AWS Simple Storage Service
- AWS AppSync
- Amazon Elasticsearch
- Amazon DynamoDB
- Amazon EventBridge
- Amazon CloudWatch Events
- AWS CloudFormation