About Virtual Parking Permits

Virtual Parking Permits offers a distinctive parking enforcement solution, simplifying registration through their app and replacing physical permits with virtual ones. Their manager portal provides real-time access to detailed permits, catering to diverse parking policies and regulations.

The primary focus was to review and enhance Virtual Parking Permits’ AWS infrastructure, addressing scalability, performance, networking, monitoring, logging, and security. The existing setup consisted of Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 instances, S3 buckets for the front end, and network databases.

Elevating Efficiency, Security, and Scalability for Parking Permit Solutions

In March 2023, the project started, with the initial phase concluding in July of the same year. The primary focus was to review and enhance Virtual Parking Permits’ AWS infrastructure, addressing scalability, performance, networking, monitoring, logging, and security. The existing setup consisted of Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 instances, S3 buckets for the front end, and network databases.

Key Infrastructure Optimizations included:

Given the need for 24/7 availability, changes were first tested in development environments to avoid downtime in the production environment. Once validated in development, modifications were rolled out to the production environment.

The DinoCloud team proposed these tasks through extensive discovery sessions at the project’s outset. With Virtual Parking Permits initially having only one person managing their cloud infrastructure, DinoCloud also facilitated the technical resource’s deepening of AWS cloud knowledge. This collaboration led to a service renewal between Virtual Parking Permits and DinoCloud, entering a second stage focused on ongoing support and fine-tuning to optimize AWS resource usage.

Achieving Excellence in Parking Permit Management

The project between Virtual Parking Permits with DinoCloud produced significant results:

This collaboration evolved into an efficient, secure, and cost-effective parking permit management system. This transformation ensures smoother operations, cost savings, and enhanced security, setting Virtual Parking Permits on a path to industry leadership.

AWS Services deployed in this project

  • Amazon CloudWatch: Enhanced monitoring and alarms.
  • Amazon EC2: Scaling instances for improved performance.
  • Amazon RDS: Improved database security.
  • AWS Secrets Manager: Enhanced security for secrets.
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Optimized CPU performance and deployments.
  • Amazon Route 53: Configured networking for enhanced security.

Conclusion

DinoCloud’s AWS expertise has skyrocketed Virtual Parking Permits to new heights. This project exemplifies the power of collaboration and innovation, resulting in a parking permit management system that sets the industry standard for efficiency, security, and scalability. Virtual Parking Permits and DinoCloud continue to work together to optimize and innovate, showcasing the limitless possibilities of cloud technology.