A leading German automobile manufacturer operates the development environment as well as the production environment of a custom-tailored, global CRM system “on premises”. Together with Storm Reply, they migrated their development environment into the AWS cloud. There, it is operated on the basis of the Storm cloud management platform. Along with the provisioning of a reliable, scalable and flexible DEV environment, they achieved cost savings of over 60%.
Due to an instable VPN connection to the development locations, there were regular downtimes in the development environments (DEV environments). Empty runs in the development process led to high costs and delays in the delivery of new releases. The IT operation was overloaded in maintaining the production systems and could not react promptly to malfunctions / changes in the development environment. A highly available but cost-efficient development environment was needed. Furthermore, this was to be operated independent of the production system and concerned important service level agreements.
The migration of the DEV environment into the cloud achieved the desired flexibility. Integration with the Storm cloud management platform and 24 hour customer service enabled secure SLAs. This ensures a highly scalable, highly available and flexible development environment that enables the developers to develop and test without limitation. The integration of SLAs also ensures that no more delays occur. The decrease in traffic load from the productive environment leads to a reduction in traffic losses. The agile “pay as you go” module offered by the public cloud also makes it possible to shut down the environment when it is not used. This led to cost savings of over 60%.
Thanks to their many years of experience, Storm Reply could quickly identify the needs of their customers and react to them. The development environment was migrated to the AWS cloud within a few days. Storm Reply’s comprehensive AWS expertise helped the customer gain more flexibility and innovative power and enabled cost savings of 60%.