Client Profile

Customer Name: Travelwin Group

Established: 2016

Customer Since: 2018

Employees: 12

Sector: Travel

Travelwin is an Irish company which creates problem-solving travel technology brands. Its Sim Local brand specialises in the selling and provisioning of SIM cards to international travellers, and has grown to be Europe’s leader in pre-paid travel technology solutions, acquiring customers in over 25 different markets on behalf of its Partner Networks.

In 2020, Version 1 announced the acquisition of digital consulting firm Singlepoint, the company’s 11th overall. With a strong market position in Ireland and longstanding customer relationships, Singlepoint has integrated with Version 1’s Digital and Cloud Practice, helping customers rapidly deliver digital transformation projects.

Customer Challenges

Travelwin had been using a traditional on-premise approach to POS hosting, but felt that innovating and streamlining their operations was essential to staying competitive and growing the business. The company wanted to find a more flexible and leaner way to operate their points-of-sale, without compromising security.  As Travelwin were embarking on a comprehensive digital transformation project, they wanted a more efficient, agile and cost-effective way to speed up time-to-market for new capabilities.
Scalability was another challenge, as Travelwin deliver their solutions at a global level.

Our Approach to DevOps

Version 1 have a strong history of DevOps advisory, project delivery and support. With a range of specialists, from hands-on engineers, architects, and organisation and enterprise change advisors, Version 1’s experienced team was well equipped to support Travelwin’s DevOps transformation.

Version 1’s approach to DevOps Services includes:

  • App Modernisation
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Agile Development Practices
  • Cloud for Improved Agility
  • Security, Governance and Control
  • Next Generation Managed Services
  • Solution Accelerators

Version 1 is also part of the small number of AWS Partners in the UK and Ireland to have achieved the AWS DevOps Competency.

DevOps Transformation

Driving Customer Success

Travelwin has been able to achieve a best in class solution leveraging AWS products and services and applying DevOps best practices.

AWS CodeBuild and CodePipeline were used to create a complete CI/CD pipeline providing fast and secure automated developments. Defined in AWS CloudFormation, the pipelines can be reused and extended to add new services and applications as required.

By partnering with Version 1 for the migration of their point-of-sale to the AWS Cloud, Travelwin will now:
  • Be able to speed up POS software updates and rollout to new retail partners
  • Move to a pay-as-you-use model, rather than buying and maintaining server hardware
  • Ensure that the architecture is scalable, resilient, secure and cost-optimised
  • Apply AWS credits earned as part of the WAR against their running costs