Impact story Automotive
Designing a DevOps Cloud Architecture
Reducing operating costs and time to market while improving performance.
- Azure, Akamai, Jenkins, Octopus
- Sitecore DXP & ContentHub
- Mulesoft Anypoint
- Enterprise Architecture
- Cloud Consulting
- Application Portfolio Assessment & Rationalization
- API Design
- Platform Decision Analysis
- Future State Enterprise Architecture
- API Microservice Portfolio Design
- Delivery Roadmap
- Business Justification
Simplifying processes to improve performance
To help an automotive company adapt to new customer needs, we came up with a simple and effective method to redesign their digital architecture and ensure frequent and incremental value was being delivered through implementation. The priority was to design a digital platform architecture that enabled our client’s interlinked customer platforms with centralized data and intelligence, as well as DevOps tooling with automated application and Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure delivery. As we continue to build together, we’ve been able to drastically reduce time to market by simplifying the release process, and lower operating costs while improving performance with an auto-scaling strategy.
Gearing up for performance and agility
An automotive client approached us looking to update their digital architecture in order to keep up with changing customer and business needs. From a technical standpoint, their traditional monolithic Microsoft AP.NET applications had become dated, creating complexity and constraints within their proprietary content management tools and customer-facing systems. The business itself was experiencing an inability to react fast enough to desired and expected capabilities, and they were incurring high costs with each new change.
Taking a look under the hood
With their business and technical needs top of mind, we conducted a Current State Architecture assessment, including an application rationalization exercise, and provided aligned solutions with Future State Architecture recommendations. To help simplify the process, we built an Incremental Modernization Roadmap to show how we were going to prioritize our modernization efforts based on business needs so that value could be quickly and continuously realized.
For added value, network security was upgraded with cloud-native capabilities and perimeter protection using Akamai bot manager/DDOS protection/Web Application Firewall alongside Azure’s App Gateway with WAF.
Building full speed ahead
This project became one of the largest growth initiatives in the company as part of their overall Digital Transformation. And the fact that our business case was approved and funded immediately made it clear that the change was needed, but also gives credit to our ability to assess and find value for our clients.
We are currently underway, implementing the Enterprise Architecture along with excited and motivated development teams over a multi-year engagement. Some of the real-time benefits we’ve already experienced include zero downtime with application deployments, with the added benefit of being able to do so at any time instead of waiting for low customer traffic during the night.