Art Money is now the largest global platform providing finance for art buyers. They provide credit for purchasing art from $500 up to $100,000 and the entire application process is done online.
Given the amount of personal identification and sensitive financial information captured, security quickly became a top priority as they grew from a Sydney-based startup to operating globally with over 1700 partner galleries around the world.
Along with developing the web platform itself, we also helped Art Money to ensure the back-end infrastructure was there to support their phenomenal growth.
Trusted, reliable, no fuss. Value add and understand our business, able to be pro-active.
Paul Becker - CEO & Founder, Art Money
Reliability & Resilience
As Art Money grew and gained publicity, it saw increasing demands put on the hosting. Art fairs and events saw huge spikes in traffic, and these times were critical for sales and brand exposure.
To ensure continued uptime and resilience under high demand, we setup an EKS (managed Kubernetes service) cluster along with the RDS (Relational Database service). Load balancing and multiple availability zones ensure the system runs smoothly at all times.
Both Elastiscache and AWS’ content delivery network Cloud Front are used to ensure fast and reliable loading of content and assets for users around the globe. CloudWatch is also used to monitor the entire tech stack for alarms, logs, and critical events.
Peaks in traffic and applications can cause unexpected demands. AWS Auto Scaling is used to monitor the Art Money platform automatically and adjust capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest cost. We also run a monthly report where trends or opportunities for further optimisation are noted.
Sensitive information is secured using AWS encryption at rest, which uses industry standard encryption algorithms.