EBRC Reduces Time Managing Kubernetes by 50% with D2iQ Konvoy
Industry
Information Technology & Services
Company Size
51-200 employees
Location
Europe
CHALLENGES
  • Reduce manual tasks and dependencies
  • Accelerate time-to-market for new applications
  • Limited external technical support from the open-source community
RESULTS
  • Reduce time spent managing Kubernetes internally by 50%
  • Live with staging and production environments in less than two months
  • Migrate customers from V1 to V2 in production in less than one week

Ensuring the Reliability of Their IT Services 

In today’s constantly evolving landscape, companies must embrace the latest technologies to better prepare for tomorrow’s challenges. This describes EBRC (European Business Reliance Centre), a company committed to ensuring the continuity and reliability of their IT services. 

The company followed the market and saw more customers deploying containers and Kubernetes which prompted them to evaluate new offerings, such as Kubernetes-as-a-service and containers-as-a-service to their end customers. 

They started their Kubernetes journey building in-house DIY Kubernetes and their entire infrastructure with their own internal resources, but it was incredibly time-consuming. Even with 2 CKAs (Certified Kubernetes Administrators), it took them six months to build the foundational Kubernetes platform and the offerings around it. 

In addition, there were a lot of dependencies and tasks involved integrating CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) components into their on-premise environment, and they didn’t have the staffing or domain expertise to operate and scale efficiently. External technical support from the open-source community was limited and response times were lagging. EBRC has a strong reputation for being trusted and reliable. They needed a partner who could provide the necessary expertise, technology, and support to meet customer demands in an ever-changing market.

“D2iQ was another dimension of superb. They took the time to listen to our requests, adjusted the roadmap for what we needed in the future, and gave us access to executive management that we wouldn’t have with RedHat OpenShift.”
- Yuri Colombi, Head of Solutions and Innovations, EBRC

Less Time on Manual Tasks, More Time Delivering Business Value

EBRC started evaluating vendors that offered them a cost-effective solution with end-to-end support that could help them accelerate time-to-market. They considered OpenShift for Kubernetes, but felt like they were lacking the flexibility they needed to leverage open-source Kubernetes and its associated services. They were also afraid of vendor lock-in and pricing was twice as much as D2iQ.

With D2iQ Konvoy, EBRC was able to explore new product offerings without having to train and hire new people, or build it themselves. Instead, they could take something from the catalog, test it, validate it with their customers, and stand up their core Kubernetes services in a matter of minutes as opposed to months. 

In addition, D2iQ Konvoy has enabled the team to spend less time on daily maintenance. As a result, EBRC has seen a 50% reduction in time involved in standing up a production-ready Kubernetes environment. 

Further, D2iQ provided EBRC with domain expertise at every phase of their journey, beyond simply focusing on Kubernetes assistance. Having a dedicated support team who spoke their local language and worked in their time zone enabled them to get up and running as quickly as possible.

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