Secret Escapes

Dramatic Traffic Spikes with Scalability and Security at its Core

A travel startup specialising in luxury hotel stays at heavily discounted rates, Secret Escapes is a ‘members only’ holiday deals website that reached £75 million turnover last year, a rapid rise since its beginnings in 2010.

Scaling seamlessly on demand

Secret Escapes needed to be able to scale seamlessly on demand, requiring cloud based hosting so that their capacity could burst even in the face of dramatic traffic spikes. Initially they had looked at hosting on Amazon Web Services, but found that it didn’t work for them due to unresolved latency issues. Prime-time television advertising and different geographic regions increased this need for scalability.

I know everybody in the team by name, I know what most of them look like, we interact with each other as humans not as corporations. I think that’s really good.Donovan Frew, CTO Secret Escapes

We created a scalable, readily available platform on our public cloud that met all of their security requirements. This involved creating a scalable database service, integrating them with a third party payment service and introducing a diverse range of complex security measures.

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