Enhancing Critical Reach’s Operational Efficiency through Workload Metrics Analysis with AllCode

AllCode Solutions


Client Introduction

Critical Reach is a leading company specializing in emergency communication solutions, enabling organizations to swiftly and effectively reach people during critical situations. Their mission is to provide reliable and efficient communication tools that ensure public safety and security. With a diverse clientele spanning various industries, Critical Reach constantly seeks to enhance its service quality and operational efficiency.

Problem/Client Challenges

Critical Reach faced several challenges in managing and optimizing their customer workloads. The key issues included a lack of centralized monitoring of workload metrics, difficulty in identifying critical performance indicators, and an inability to gain actionable insights from their data. These challenges hindered their ability to ensure the health and efficiency of their workload, affecting overall service quality and responsiveness.

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AllCode implemented a comprehensive 4-step process to address Critical Reach’s challenges:

Define Workload Metrics:

• Identified essential metrics to measure workload health, including business KPIs such as abandoned shopping carts, orders placed, cost, price, and allocated workload expense.
• Focused on business KPIs first, then identified specific metrics for applications, components, and platforms for a holistic view.

Collect Metrics in a Central Location:

• Aggregated metrics from workload applications and components to a central location.
• Utilized Amazon CloudWatch for publishing custom metrics and the Amazon CloudWatch agent to collect metrics and logs from Amazon EC2 instances and on-premises servers.
• Leveraged AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry to collect metrics from existing applications and add new ones.

Use Dashboards and Analytics Tools:

• Created dashboards in Amazon CloudWatch to visualize workload metrics, facilitating insights into workload health trends.
• Used analytics tools to analyze telemetry data, identify patterns, anomalies, and trends.

Conduct Periodic Workload Metric Reviews:

• Implemented a mechanism for periodic workload health reviews involving organizational stakeholders.
• Highlighted trends, insights, and necessary actions based on the metrics during these reviews.
• Regularly validated the achievement of business outcomes using the collected metrics.

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The implementation of this structured approach yielded significant improvements for Critical Reach:

Enhanced Workload Health Monitoring:

Centralized monitoring allowed for better tracking and maintenance of workload health.

Improved Performance Optimization:

Comprehensive analysis of workload metrics enabled optimization of performance.

Real-time Insights:

Dashboards provided real-time insights, facilitating quicker identification and resolution of issues.

Continuous Improvement:

Periodic reviews ensured ongoing enhancement and alignment with business objectives.

Increased Operational Efficiency:

Overall service quality improved, leading to increased operational efficiency for Critical Reach.


By implementing a structured, four-step process for defining, monitoring, and analyzing workload metrics, AllCode significantly improved Critical Reach’s operational efficiency and service quality. The centralized monitoring and real-time insights enabled by Amazon CloudWatch, combined with periodic reviews, ensured continuous improvement and alignment with business goals. This comprehensive approach allowed Critical Reach to effectively track workload health, optimize performance, and rapidly address any issues, ultimately enhancing their ability to provide reliable and efficient emergency communication solutions.