Pacific National Exhibition


A BC and Vancouver favourite, thousands of adults and families visit the PNE amusement park, live music venues, and the famous annual PNE Fair every year.

The challenge

Before teaming up with IONICA, the PNE sites were subject to outages and performance issues, particularly during high traffic periods.

Solutions

IONICA replaced PNE’s single server production environment with all new custom high availability infrastructure, comprehensive monitoring, high performance caching in our Vancouver data centre – all designed and built in less than a week.

Services provided

  • Consulting
  • Environment design and build
  • Monitoring
  • Management and maintenance
  • Database performance and reliability tuning
  • Incident response

Benefit realisation

Since their move to IONICA’s Canadian cloud platform and site reliability engineering services, PNE site performance improved dramatically. Page load times went down to 1 – 2 seconds – an improvement of over 50% on both mobile and desktop platforms. The site achieved an Apdex performance score of 99%, along with an unprecedented up-time and reliability record, with only one site interruption in five years

Technical information

  • Languages and frameworks: WordPress, PHP
  • Databases: MariaDB/MySQL, Galera
  • Operating systems: Linux
  • Services: web servers, file syncronisation, static asset caching, op-code caching, databases