Client story Application Transformation: Leading Retailer Drives Faster App Delivery With Platform Engineering
Application Transformation: Leading Retailer Drives Faster App Delivery With Platform Engineering
- Hundreds of teams empowered with improved app delivery & self-service.
- Faster, more seamless app delivery & migration at scale.
This client is improving its security posture and accelerating outcomes with apps — thanks to strategic modern platform adoption. See how this retailer partnered with Insight to build a repeatable development environment for hundreds of teams using Google Cloud (GC) and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
For this retail giant, each of its developer teams had its own isolated platform, posing challenges with visibility and security across its development environments. With hundreds of teams, the client needed a way to provide each with a personalized, secure development platform. Additionally, the retailer’s existing system lacked standardization, making it challenging to deploy new applications and manage existing infrastructure.
To overcome these challenges, the client needed to build a more streamlined development environment and platform — one that could allow teams to spin up on demand. Each entity had its own standards and set of practices that needed to be accommodated — and this was where Insight’s strategic expertise in cloud and modern platforms came in.
Improve delivery, management and security across isolated app platforms.
Solution and Outcome
A platform to streamline work, secure the business and drive modernization across the app ecosystem.
Today, the client is able to centralize and standardize its secret access, making it more auditable and traceable. It’s also gained the ability to standardize how it issues certificates across the organization, leveraging the HashiCorp Vault PKI Secrets Engine. By onboarding its applications to GC more securely and quickly, the client was able to accelerate a seamless migration of 3,600 apps from on-premises to GC.
Thanks to Insight's work, the client now has a self-service platform buildout that allows it to migrate and rebuild its applications more quickly, efficiently and at scale. This has not only improved its security posture across its application environments and customers — but it also positions the organization to save time and money for years to come.
GC projects spanning 3,600 applications & 24 business units.
of teams empowered with improved app delivery & self-service.
app migration from on-premises to GC (through strategic platform enablement work).
to standardise certificates across the org (leveraging HashiCorp Vault Certificate Engine).