Iowa Farm Bureau

  • BACKGROUND

    Iowa Farm Bureau is a voluntary trade organization that provides services, programs, and benefits to farm families. The association offers healthcare, training, insurance, and marketing and financial assistance services to its members. Its services include leadership development programs, savings on preventative healthcare services and farm marketing seminars, and programs to help young farmers thrive and prosper. Iowa Farm Bureau was founded in 1918 and is based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

  • BUSINESS CHALLENGE

    The Iowa Farm Bureau runs the website www.choose2choose.com – a movement started by concerned mothers to help increase awareness of the importance of having food choices and its impact on hunger in America. This ASP.NET website was hosted by a third-party on-premise on half of the Federation. The client wanted to investigate moving that application to AWS for reliability and cost efficiency.

  • SOLUTION

    eWay Corp moved the website to a Windows EC2 Instance running IIS and the database to an RDS – SQL Server instance. A CloudWatch alarm was setup to monitor CPU, memory and disk space and send alerts. Migration to AWS allows the federation to run their website without any problems.

  • BENEFITS

    • Website & Database perform as expected
    • Scalability – Ability to scale as needed
    • Reliability – System does not crash
  • TECHNOLOGY STACK

    • Microsoft ASP.NET MVC framework 4.0
    • HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
    • DotNetNuke
    • RDS – SQL Server Database 2008
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on EC2
    • CloudWatch
  • SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE