Building cloud infrastructure from scratch in a fast, scalable and automated way.
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Supported Vitesco Technologies’ rapid cloud build with Nordcloud’s highly skilled teams.
Created easy-to-use infrastructure in a scalable, secure and automated way.
Managed Vitesco Technologies’ various environments with streamlined tools and services.
Vitesco Technologies is a leading international developer and manufacturer of technologies for sustainable mobility.
Formerly part of Continental AG, Vitesco Technologies was spun off as an independent company in 2021. As an autonomous group, Vitesco Technologies has increased its speed and agility in reacting to market developments, with a clear focus on electrification, e-mobility and electronics, supported by an independent brand presence.
Vitesco Technologies approached crunch time. The company was to be spun off from Continental AG into an independent company, which meant an independent IT estate.
As it faced the challenge of complete separation from Continental AG’s core IT services, the company needed a partner to build its cloud infrastructure from scratch, fast. A hard deadline was set for the date they’d ring the bell on the stock exchange. Speed was key.
What’s more, the infrastructure needed to be scalable, delivering a hefty migration lift across various multi-cloud and hybrid environments. Data and services were split across 20 data centers – some Vitesco Technologies, some Continental AG, some both – stored across multiple public clouds, VMware and on-premises.
Complexity was added through the need for a tailored, agile operational model.
Tailored operating model
Nordcloud developed a customised operating and managed services model for different needs across multiple cloud environments. This approach enabled 95% of environments and apps to use the service model.
Standardised building blocks
Standardised building blocks - developed through IaC - enabled rapid spin-up of environments and apps for servers, database and storage.
Managed services were integrated from the beginning, making it a seamless transition post-migration. The Nordcloud team also leverages Nordcloud Klarity to support different service operations in cloud and on-premises environments.
Nordcloud’s rapid sync with the environment and processes meant the SRE team could get building fast, prioritising the first building blocks for live usage in an MVP model.
After 6 months, all building blocks reached production level and were in use, at scale. We spun up over 800 instances, and now manage ~65% of Vitesco Technologies’ cloud estate.
And Nordcloud Klarity plays a key role in streamlining that management, providing a centralised platform for the Nordcloud managed service team to streamline cloud and hybrid estates in areas such as OS images, patching and back-up, while enabling FinOps capabilities.
“Our aim was to build the platform and processes in tandem. We needed knowledge transfer to our internal teams as service adoption scaled. The hybrid architecture of cloud and on-premise hosting was crucial to our success.
Nordcloud drove the build in the most collaborative way across our cloud and on-premises requirements.”
Head of Cloud and Data Center Services, Vitesco Technologies