- Reduce manual tasks and dependencies
- Accelerate time-to-market for new applications
- Limited external technical support from the open-source community
- 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
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.
Less Time on Manual Tasks, More Time Delivering Business Value
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.