Case Study: Close Up Foundation AWS EC2 Project

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Service Type: Professional Services

Vertical: Non-Profit

Contract: Complete

Customer Information:

Founded in 1971, Close Up Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic education organization that believes a strong democracy requires active, informed participation by all citizens. Therefore, they seek to serve young people from all communities and all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, gender, socioeconomic level, or academic standing. 

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Close Up Foundation had a variety of performance issues in regards to their WordPress-based web server deployment.


  • GlobalXperts, acting as a subcontractor for Red River, was engaged to diagnose web server issues, and produce a functional AWS server.
  • Data-driven insights: We provided detailed reports and analytics, empowering the team to understand server performance and behavior and optimize compute power needed and storage needs.
  • Configuration and Testing: Dedicated engineers deployed a Sandbox test environment to stage the new recommended compute and storage server based on the data driven insights.
  • Provided Day One support: Our Engineers provided “Next Day Support” for any issues that might have occurred after cutover. 


  • Improved Reliability: The overall system has become more reliable and efficient.
  • Reduced Staff Workload: Leveraging AWS freed up staff by 40%, enabling them to focus on new initiatives.
  • Time Saving Solution: Provided solution is time saving in terms of configuring resources, reporting issues, fault recovery and general operations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data-driven insights can help optimize performance and storage requirements. This leads to cost optimized service that meets performance requirements. 

GlobalXperts is committed to helping Non-Profit companies deliver well performing, cost effective services to their customers.

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