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Key Takeaways


1000% Improvement under load in performance tuning and rationalisation of security controls


>50% Rightsizing of infrastructure reduced infrastructure costs


Dramatic uplift of security to Google Cloud best practices was achieved

“We were very happy with our first project with [Mantel Group]. Things progressed on time, problems were approached with a “get it done” attitude, and unexpected hurdles were overcome with minimal fuss. We continue to use [Mantel Group] for our month-to-month needs, and would readily engage their services again for future projects.”

Andrew Keir, Digital Project ManagerGO Markets

Company Overview

GO Markets is a multi-award winning global trading broker offering hundreds of tradable CFD instruments including Forex, Shares, Indices, Crypto and Commodities, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Mauritius, Cyprus and Seychelles.

The Problem

GO Markets websites, which were previously migrated to Google Cloud were experiencing performance issues under load which was affecting new customer acquisitions.

They had concerns regarding whether or not they could run new marketing campaigns, which typically generated large traffic volumes on the current set up. They also wanted an independent assessment of how their current set up was aligned to Google Cloud best practices, especially security.

Mantel Group was engaged to help future-proof their site performance ensuring that the sites could scale to meet current and future traffic needs. In addition Mantel Group was also asked to uplift their security controls to align with Google Cloud best practices.

The Solution

A combined GO Markets and Mantel Group agile team was formed consisting of a Mantel Group Scrum Master, Tech Lead, and Cloud Engineers, as well as a GO Markets product owner (CMO), Project Manager and Web Developer. The solution was delivered within 6 weeks in two phases using a kanban approach with all collaboration performed online.

The combined team delivered the following:

  • Three environments built entirely with infrastructure as code and CI/CD pipelines
  • A 10x performance improvement for the sites
  • Migration of 6 websites from a slow and unresponsive platform to a performant one.
  • Uplift of security to Google Cloud best practices
  • A migration of the sites to Mantel Group’s Managed Service, which ensured that future capacity and security needs were taken care of.

The Results

The performance uplift enabled GO Market’s to deal with the demands of their increasing customer base during both normal operations as well as spikes during marketing campaigns.

Rightsizing enabled GO Markets to reduce their infrastructure costs by more than 50% without an impact on performance.

The security uplift enabled the GO Market’s websites to have better resiliency when dealing with common fintech industry cyber threats.