A global technology and eCommerce leader relied on its website to provide up-to-date product information, configuration options, and purchase opportunities for consumer and business customers worldwide. The company wanted to accelerate development of new applications and features, but its on-premises content management system did not offer the necessary scalability. Although containerization could provide that scalability and eliminate bottlenecks, no company had successfully containerized Adobe AEM. True to its pioneering heritage, the technology leader set out to containerize AEM and take full advantage of multicloud portability and application automation. Tapped as an implementation partner, Wipro leveraged its partnership with VMware Tanzu to create a solution that fit the company’s needs.
The technology leader partnered with Wipro to leverage the latter’s expertise containerizing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software. Working with Wipro, the company embarked on a seven-step containerization journey that used multiple VMware Tanzu solutions to containerize each layer of the website’s technology stack.
Wipro accelerated the company’s ability to deploy eCommerce features using VMware Tanzu Application Service, enabling developers to share resources across cloud infrastructures.
Using VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, the company could utilize a fully tested runtime environment to provision and manage multi-cluster Kubernetes instances whether on-site or in a cloud, multi-cloud, or hybrid-cloud environment.
And with VMware vSphere 7, Wipro helped the technology leader virtualize its website’s containerized applications while enabling legacy applications to run alongside them in a unified manner.
This first-of-its-kind system, driven by Wipro’s collaboration with VMware Tanzu, enabled the technology brand to increase its speed to market while responding with greater agility to fluctuations in volume. It also reduced the company’s development-environment standup times from five weeks to two hours. Although containerization and automation enabled developers to accelerate their deployment, adding functionality no longer required downtime, with self-healing features boosting site availability to 99.9%. In short, by containerizing AEM, the company was free to focus more on innovation, meeting customer needs, and achieving business outcomes than on overcoming technical hurdles.