Cloud Consulting from diva-e
Companies want transactions, customers want experiences
Digital transformation is not just a buzzword, it’s reality. Digitalisation is impacting businesses and users: Companies are adding new digital channels to successfully increase transactions. For users, the focus is increasingly on a cross-channel user experience. Companies need to adapt to this change in order to position themselves successfully.
Our service: user-centric e-commerce
Usability, User Experience and User Interaction: Our e-commerce strategies focus on your users and their expectations, drawing on actual data on customer journeys. As innovative digital pioneers, we take your digital business to the next level and create experiences that inspire your customers and sustain your business. We develop a digital business model that suits you – together with a complete online shop or complex e-commerce platform.
Our tools: expertise from technology partners
As the largest e-commerce partner in Germany, our 400 content and commerce experts will help select and plan the right platform for you. We not only have technology partnerships with market-leading e-commerce systems such as Spryker, SAP Hybris, Adobe, BloomReach and Intershop, but also offer customised solutions for innovative e-commerce projects.
The result: competitive advantage in the digital age
Stay competitive in a dynamic market with effective and forward-looking digital commerce strategies, and perfectly align your distribution channels. Companies that rely on diva-e expertise have a clear competitive advantage over the competition – an advantage that can be crucial in the digital age.
What is IaaS?
Infrastructure as a service. Here, classic data center services are offered as a service and backed up with corresponding service level agreements (SLAs). The customer concludes a contract with the provider. In a cloud infrastructure, IaaS refers to the lowest layers (computer, networking, storage). However, some service providers already offer operating systems and basic services such as web servers as Iaas.
What is PaaS?
Beyond IaaS, a platform is provided and paid for based on usage. Platform often refers to development and integration environments (force.com or Azure Native Development). However, application developers and standard product manufacturers, such as SAP, Spryker, Intershop, Adobe, FirstSpirit or Bloomreach are increasingly offering their applications in the cloud on a managed and SLA basis. Often, this offer is increasingly understood as PaaS, because the customer or a service provider is able to make programmatic changes and individualization. These offerings cannot usually be clearly distinguished from SaaS.
The cloud consulting offer in detail
Cloud Maturity Analysis
At the beginning of a cloud initiative of a company or department there is always an analysis of the cloud maturity. This is not only about which cloud technologies a company already uses and masters, but also about the extent to which the company has already established cloud-relevant operating and delivery models in its organization. The cloud maturity analysis also shows which next aspects of cloud adoption a company should strive for.
Cloud provider selection
The choice of cloud strategy depends on various factors. The focus is certainly on the quality, selection and cost of the services offered by the provider. But other general conditions of the partnership with the cloud provider are also very important. Large companies in particular also send an important message to their market by selecting a cloud provider for enterprise-wide applications.
When implementing applications in the cloud or migrating them to the cloud, the solution architecture is of central importance. Services are selected on the basis of the current and targeted cloud maturity along numerous factors and optimization vectors:
Features of the services offered
Time to market
Tool support for operation
Alternative architectures, e.g., vendor cloud native vs. Kubernetes cloud native
The decisions made in planning the solution architecture thus lay the foundation for the quality of the application throughout the application lifecycle. In addition to service selection, scaling, distribution and performance, cloud native development as well as monitoring, logging and alerting also play a role.
Ensuring data and application security requires significantly more control and organization in cloud scenarios. Cloud architectures are typically much more heterogeneous than on-premise architectures. For example, they have more public endpoints whose security must be clearly organized and cleanly implemented. Our cloud security planning and reviews ensure that applications and data in the cloud are perfectly secured.
The migration of existing on-premise solutions to cloud environments are usually complex projects. Various scenarios can be used here, from the so-called LiftAndShift method, which translates existing architectures into IaaS cloud architectures, to various cloud-native target architectures. Our cloud migration analysis compares these options for your initiative and determines the optimal strategy.
Subscription and cost planning
Cost planning and control is not easy in cloud environments. While scaling options are very useful and functional, cloud providers typically make you pay well for them. In this jungle of options, we help you find the optimal pricing strategy for your solution. This is helped, for example, by price advantages through ReservedInstances or also through AutoShutdown of e.g. Dev and TEST systems overnight or on weekends.
Cloud Governance Consulting
For every cloud initiative individually but also for the overall cloud strategy of a company, an underlying IT governance is the basis for the right handling of the applications. Our governance experts help you to adapt your IT governance to the specific specialties in the cloud and implement it accordingly.