Cloudfront Setup for an Education-Oriented Platform

Executive Summary

Providing users with a nimble way to purchase goods and services, this worldwide-known digital wallet and automated accounts payable platform is aimed at maintaining the best methods of oversight and control while eliminating paperwork and manual processes. Hence, such a high level of responsibility undeniably implies a proper technology foundation. With this critical challenge in mind, the Matoffo team came up with a state-of-the-art CloudFront solution that meets all the company’s needs in terms of speed, functionality, deadline, and price.

About the Customer

Making everyone’s lives easier, one dollar at a time. This slogan perfectly describes the client’s mission. Founded in 2014, this incredible company has become the leading digital wallet and automated accounts payable platform aimed at helping federal, state, and district educational organizations around the world. Trusted by more than six thousand schools, this one-of-a-kind digital marketplace helps them save both valuable time and money on tracking, paying, and reporting on decentralized acquisitions. Working with best-in-class suppliers like Amazon, Lakeshore Learning Staples, Scholastic, Office Depot, and School Specialty, to mention just a few, the company has a proven track record of successfully delivering digital wallet solutions.

Customer Challenge

Since the modern business ecosystem poses multiple challenges, companies strive to improve their services in order to keep pace with the rapidly evolving market. This means that speeding up the distribution of static and dynamic web content is of paramount importance to businesses that want to upgrade their digital performance.

Considering all of the above, our client was not an exception, as the company needed to set up CloudFront distribution to bring their services to an entirely new level. At the same time, the client experienced the lack of an efficient tool to dynamically generate error messages for different types of requests, for instance, XHR requests. As the company did not have any working strategies to overcome these severe challenges, Matoffo was requested to develop efficient solutions to set up the company for triumph in the increasingly cloud-focused future.


The fruitful discussion with our consultancy experts enabled the client to choose the right technology stack for this leading-edge solution. In fact, Amazon CloudFront is a perfect option because it not only offers a speedy, highly secure, and programmable content delivery network but also provides an extended list of benefits.

In addition to next-gen security ensured by both network and application-level protection, CloudFront can be deeply integrated with various Amazon Web Services like Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Elastic Load Balancing. Besides, CloudFront is cost-efficient because of pay-as-you-go publicly available and discounted pricing models.

Why Matoffo

With such a wide variety of cloud development companies on the market, it may be truly challenging to choose one trustworthy and reliable partner that offers client-focused services at an affordable price. Luckily, Matoffo perfectly fits this description. Backed by years of experience in the domain, we became a recognized leader in delivering state-of-the-art cloud services to companies from diversified industry verticals. Hence, our outstanding expertise and customer-centered approach have become decisive factors that convinced this financial services company to work with us.

Matoffo Solution

First and foremost, we created a CloudFront distribution in front of the Application Load Balancer (ALB). In this way, we ensured faster TLS negotiation for viewers who are more distant from the ALB. What is more, it helped us to optimize the routing of requests.

Next, to dynamically manage error messages, we developed a Lambda@Edge solution which included a script. Thus, we not only managed to improve performance but also reduced latency. Furthermore, our Lambda@Edge solution checks each request and provides an appropriate response in case of any errors.

To complete this solution, we used the following tech stack: AWS, Terraform, and Node.js. The development team included one senior DevOps engineer. This solution is a subcategory of a larger long-term project which is not finished yet.

Business Value

Since meeting the client’s requirements was our primary objective throughout the whole development process, we designed a functional solution that perfectly serves this goal. As this financial management platform continues to digitize its business operations, the Matoffo team will be glad to remain their trustworthy partner in this digital transformation journey. Summing up, we managed to deliver value in the following aspects:

– Best Practices
Lambda@Edge provides the ability to check any requests and provide correct responses.

– Robust Technologies
Notably, CloudFront is a unique service that ensures low latency and high transfer speeds for delivering data to customers, all within a developer-friendly ecosystem.

– On-Budget Solution
While meeting the client’s budget expectations was extremely essential, Matoffo delivered a powerful solution that perfectly met this fundamental requirement.

Client's Feedback

At Matoffo, our client discovered the excellence and top competence needed to create the CloudFront solution. On top of that, our team is reliable and collaborative, which turned the development process into an absolute pleasure. Following our business philosophy, we delivered a top-notch, on-budget, and on-time solution that provided the client with an excellent tech foundation for further growth.


Our primary goal is to deliver value to our clients by resolving technical challenges and helping them achieve their objectives. We utilize cloud solutions as a powerful toolset to make this happen. With Matoffo expertise, companies can significantly reduce the time from idea to market and rapidly scale their digital business. Additionally, Matoffo enables seamless adoption of rapidly growing tech capabilities, transforming businesses to stay competitive in the market.

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