Multinational organization leverages cloud to re-imagine its software suite

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Multinational organization leverages cloud to re-imagine its software suite 

A multinational organization needed to migrate to the cloud and update an inventory software suite for flexibility and cost savings. Pythian designed and implemented the solution. 

Overview

Our client is a multinational conglomerate that produces automotive parts, electronics, and HVAC equipment for buildings on behalf of their new security products division. 

After merging with a security products company in 2016, the purchaser discovered that its newly acquired company was getting by with an old data center. They needed to move the old inventory tracking systems to the more scalable and cost-effective environment of cloud computing. However, the best solution for these challenges called for more than just a migration to the cloud: it demanded a complete redesign of the company’s enterprise architecture.  

Pythian designed and implemented the company’s move to the cloud, focusing on scalability, security, and cost effectiveness. 

What we did

  • Recommended Google Cloud; with Google Cloud, businesses enjoy improved cost, performance, security as well as Google’s commitment to the continued expansion of its already massive global fiber network 
  • Before the migration to the cloud could take place, Pythian had to consider how to rebuild the outdated inventory software from scratch 
  • Recommended the adoption of a microservices architecture; software built as microservices can be broken down into simpler individual services, allowing each service to be deployed and redeployed independently without putting the rest of the application at risk
  • Recommended Spinnaker, with Google’s Kubernetes chosen as the container orchestrator, to ensure a reliable deployment of software to the cloud  

Technologies used

  • Google Cloud Platform 
  • Spinnaker 
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Bitbucket
  • Jenkins, Nexus
  • Redis, RabbitMQ
  • Elasticsearch
  • Cloud Memorystore
  • Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Terraform
  • Cloud SQL
  • PostgreSQL 
  • Google Cloud Spanner 

Key Outcomes

Migrating to the cloud was just part of the challenge we faced. We wanted to redesign the entire software suite, to make it smarter, more secure, and more flexible. Pythian understood the need and they helped make it happen in short order.

– Director of IT Operations


Reduced costs and saved time with infrastructure automation 


Increased security with infrastructure as a code; the new system provides better isolation and separation of customer data 

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