Jortt is a user-friendly digital accounting package developed for entrepreneurs with entrepreneurs! Jortt is directly linked to your financial activity whether it be through your bank or an application such as Mollie or Payt.
Traditional accounting operations are fully automated, allowing a user to organise their financial affairs with no previous experience in accounts. This innovative method allows Jortt to focus entirely on the future.
Zilverline has developed this accounting software from scratch, harnessing the very latest technology and a clear interface. This technology has a real impact on the convenience and experience of the Jortt user. In Scrum sprints of 1 - 2 weeks, Zilverline, together with the product owners of Jortt, develops new features so that it increasingly meets the wishes and requirements of users.
Since the start of Jortt the application was hosted in the Cloud. Due to the exponential growth of Jortt there was a need to take the current infrastructure to the next level. Another reason for migrating the infrastructure was due to Security requirements imposed by the Dutch National Bank (DNB) in order to get the PSD2 license.
At the end of 2018 a comparison between various Cloud Providers was made in order to meet several requirements like:
Having taken all factors into account, including, but not limited to, Maintainability, Security and Cost, Amazon Webservices came on top. Aside from these factors, the maturity and feature richness of AWS platform were crucial to our decision.
When Zilverline started the migration at the start of 2019 the infrastructure consisted of: web-, background-, websocket- and (master/slave) database servers. Next to the servers AWS services like cloudfront and s3 were used, but in a different Amazon account. By first creating a complete Staging environment in AWS the migration could be tested thoroughly. Due to the excellent integration with Ansible and Terraform the infrastructure was easily reproduced to the Production environment. Within approximately 2 months Zilverline completed the entire migration of the Jortt application resulting in a:
In addition to the aforementioned benefits gained from migration to AWS, Jortt also saw a performance improvement of approximately 30%, and over time an increase in uptime due to Amazon’s impeccable service.
Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.
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