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On the verge of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, a media company approached ITRex. They were looking for over-the-top (OTT) platform development specialists to optimize and support their sports streaming platform during the championship. The platform had a monolithic architecture, relied on a legacy technology stack, and lacked documentation from the previous vendor, with whom our client had a falling out and, subsequently, severed all ties. As a result, the media company was left with an outdated PHP-based content management system (CMS) and a poorly configured cloud infrastructure, which had been previously migrated from AWS to Microsoft Azure. Specifically, the legacy CMS became a major bottleneck for the client’s content management team, which required ongoing assistance with the media content publishing and distribution during the tournament broadcasts. Having dived into the project one month before the championship, our software maintenance specialists fine-tuned the OTT streaming solution’s performance for the tournament — and safely got through it, albeit in a semi-manual mode. Afterwards, the ITRex team carried out regular maintenance activities and developed additional features, enabling the OTT solution to operate satisfactorily in standard mode. In early 2021, however, the client gave us a new challenge.