Cloud Migration for KKBOX

Consolidating 700 servers for boosted operational efficiency, scalability and cost reduction

KKBOX partnered with Going Cloud to consolidate dispersed workloads to AWS, successfully enhancing operational efficiency, scalability and cost reduction.


KKBOX is a leading music streaming service provider in Asia with 12 million users and 90 million tracks available across Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Although the provider had undergone continuous updates and enhancements over the past decade to meet user demands, their workloads remained dispersed across on-premises infrastructure and multiple public cloud platforms. This fragmented system environment, lacking a holistic approach, posed challenges in terms of management, resource utilization, and system maintenance.

Overcoming Dispersed Workload and Resource Challenges

Facing challenges related to workload and resources, and recognizing the long-term benefits of flexibility and scalability, KKBOX chose to collaborate with Going Cloud to migrate and centralize its services on AWS.

KKBOX's key challenges:

  • Scattered Workloads: Difficult to manage and optimize due to lack of centralized control.
  • Resource Fragmentation: Inefficient resource allocation and complex management.
AWS Cloud Migration: Managing Workload Migration and Server Relocation

Going Cloud led KKBOX’s AWS cloud migration with the following methodology to address current and future challenges.

  • Workload Migration: Migrated 25 on-premises workloads and 20 workloads from other public clouds to AWS.
  • Server Relocation: Transferred 700 servers to AWS infrastructure.
  • Cost Optimization: Used AWS cost optimization strategies to efficiently allocate resources.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment: Implemented CI/CD practices to enable seamless updates and deployments.

Solution Architecture

Leveraging AWS Services to Achieve High Availability and Enhanced Security
Achieved 93% Savings on Storage Costs

In summary, KKBOX's successful migration to AWS, guided by Going Cloud, not only addressed immediate challenges but also positioned them for continued success and innovation in their industry.

  • Efficiency Enhancement: KKBOX significantly improved operational efficiency by migrating workloads, resulting in faster response times and optimized resource utilization.
  • Scalability: Leveraging AWS's elastic infrastructure, KKBOX gained flexible and seamless resource scaling without service interruptions.
  • Cost Savings: KKBOX achieved 93% savings on storage costs compared to that of the previous architecture, by implementing cost optimization strategies proposed by Going Cloud.
  • Continuous Delivery and Automation: CI/CD practices enhanced KKBOX’s agility to launch new services with reduced time-to-market, while enhancing overall system reliability.
  • High Availability and Reliability: With Going Cloud's guidance, KKBOX maintained high service availability and reliability, enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Ongoing Improvement: Collaboration between KKBOX and Going Cloud drives continuous improvement and innovation, keeping KKBOX ahead in the competitive music streaming industry.

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