Hiblocks, a Korean-based company dealing in blockchain technology, is behind the social media curation platform, HABL, rewarding its users (HIBS) for curating quality content from various sources. Their aim is to reward social media users for their time and creativity invested online. The app was a great hit and went viral, attracting young Korean creative minds to join the platform. With social media usage and interest in blockchain skyrocketing globally, they experienced remarkable growth over the past year with a 200% increase in annual sales and over 250,000 registered users within 11 months.
Transforming Mission critical systems, required to enter the next
phase of growth with full force
HABL is critical to Hiblocks business, required to be hosted on a reliable platform managing huge loads and scaling up resources instantly for massive active users. As Hiblocks is responsible for innovation and problem-solving, the application gets updated and changed constantly, this became challenging for developers to release new versions. Developers must be able to make changes on the fly without interrupting usual business operations.
Hiblocks'team was aware that their security had flaws but unable to pinpoint sources of error. hey wanted a managed services partner to conduct a deep security evaluation and make recommendations based on the results. Due to increased number of cybersecurity assaults, using external IPs positioned the company to risks and threats. With growing users and revenue, their compliance portfolio must also get stringent.
Risk-less transformation of Mission Critical Systems enabled by Cloud4C
Cloud4C GCP CoE , Cloud4C Consulting and Managed Security Services team worked collaboratively, assisted Hiblocks for their next phase growth transition. By separating functions of web development and WAS development, we created new instances for their development environment and enabled auto-scaling and auto-healing functions ensuring business continuity in the production environment. For secured infrastructure, we deployed Cloud-Native Security Tools and Practices.