Rubicon empowers businesses with smart-city, digital waste solutions on AWS

This digital waste and recycling solutions company upgraded its operation and gained security, while providing innovations in sustainability to digitally driven businesses.

Rubicon logo Industry SaaS & ISV Challenge

Rubicon wanted to migrate from Microsoft® Azure® to AWS while updating its architecture and implementing a tiered security structure for internal use.

Solutions Cloud Adoption & Migration Platforms Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Our customer

Rubicon is a software platform providing digital full-service waste management, recycling and smart-city technology solutions to help end waste.


The obstacles they faced

To improve its ability to create innovative waste and recycling solutions Rubicon wanted to move from one cloud provider to AWS. However, the company’s internal IT team lacked the resources to execute a sophisticated migration. 

Crane lifting up waste
Waste dump

How we helped

Among the challenges that Rubicon faced in executing a cloud-to-cloud migration were updating its architecture and implementing a tiered security structure for internal use. Lacking internal resources to execute the move, the company partnered with Rackspace Technology.

Its Rackspace Technology team performed a wide range of sophisticated steps to make the migration process fast and efficient, including:

  • Designed an AWS-optimized architecture for Rubicon’s applications
  • Migrated object data and databases without downtime
  • Moved a large volume of data from Azure Blob storage to Amazon S3
  • Migrated large databases in real time to allow proactive cutover
  • Created a process for testing applications in separate environments before deploying to production
  • Maintained existing authentication abilities
  • Created a way to easily revert to prior versions of deployed applications when needed
  • Develop a deployment pipeline that allowed one-click promotions to production, while ensuring environment integrity
  • Integrate VPN and remote access solutions with Rubicon’s existing infrastructure and expand it to seamlessly support access control in the AWS environment
  • Streamline tiered access to testing and promotion to production for remote staff

Rubicon’s new cloud infrastructure uses AWS CloudFormation for infrastructure automation and AWS Elastic Beanstalk for configuration management and easy application deployments.


What we achieved together

Rubicon successfully migrated from one cloud architecture to AWS, improving its operations, cost saving, security and its ability to provide digitally driven and sustainability-focused companies with software that helps them better understand, optimize and reduce their waste.  


About Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is a hybrid, multicloud solutions expert. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across AI, applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. 

As a global hybrid, multicloud technology services pioneer, we deliver innovative capabilities to help customers build new revenue streams, increase efficiency and create incredible experiences. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent to deliver the best expertise to our customers. Everything we do is wrapped in Fanatical Experience® — our obsession with customer success that drives us to help each customer work faster, smarter and stay ahead of what’s next. 


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