Case study

Migration of a legacy on-premise server tooling kit into cloud-based serverless services

Using AWS, Lambda and Terraform to migrate from on-premise server tooling solution into AWS serverless tooling kit to take advantage of dynamic cloud services and an elastic serverless pricing model

Migration To Aws Serverless


Acrolinx GmbH

Project Duration

3 months
1 consultant

Client Challenge

Acrolinx came to life at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and has been developed by the world's leading AI experts in Natural Language Processing. The company provides an AI-powered platform for enterprise content governance to increase the impact of their content by creating engaging, readable, consistent, and compliant content in an efficient and cost-effective way at scale. Some brands using the Acrolinx product are: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Sony, Volvo, Scania, Boeing, Siemens.

The existing Acrolinx deployment model was originally developed for on-premise systems. When migrating customers to the cloud, Acrolinx needed to lay the foundation for a cloud based deployment environment.

Service Process

Service Process

The project undertaken for the client covered the migration of a legacy server tooling - which was executed in an on-premise model - into an AWS serverless tooling kit. The project was implemented with a view to taking advantage of the dynamic nature of AWS cloud services as well as to enable the client’s customers to benefit from the elastic serverless pricing model.

Project Results

From a technical perspective, Terraform was used to automate the process of deploying the existing tooling into a cloud environment. AWS Lambda was used to enable the dynamic provisioning of resources. Owing to AWS Lambda, Acrolinx customers are able to pay only for the processing power used during the deployment and maintenance of the activities involved. The client’s customers are now in a position to benefit from the flexible on-demand pricing schemes. On top of that, the project has helped to significantly simplify the provisioning of deployment tooling for new customers when the latter onboard the system.


  • serverless deployment model of server configuration tooling
  • migration to AWS environment
  • on-demand configuration of new customer environments


  • cost savings for the client’s end customers
  • reduced time to deploy new customer onboarding installations
  • more reliable systems infrastructure