Cloud provider A1 Digital provides platform for fail-safe operation of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)
The Heidelberg-based wintercloud GmbH & Co. KG sees itself as a central contact for all cloud and automation tasks. Wintercloud not only accompanies its customers on their way to the cloud, but also shows them what "Cloud Native" really means or how the special features of the "Cloud Native" cloud computing architecture can be used for the benefit of the applications and the possibilities of distributed cloud platforms can be fully exploited.
"With our SaaS solutions, we use the scalability in the cloud to the fullest extent: There are only costs if the customer actually uses the infrastructure, e.g. performs automated tests. The famous thought experiment 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? for us in the cloud means 'If a service runs in the cloud and no one is around to use it, does it need to incur any costs? '"
In addition, the cloud and automation specialist has a strong focus on Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI / CD), a software development and delivery methodology that automatically delivers new software releases weekly, daily, or even several times a day. The shorter development cycles of mature software products to the end customer represents a clear competitive advantage and even more increases the confidence in the software by automatic quality assurance . Although multi-cloud strategies are highly popular with CTOs and CIOs, the challenge remains to combine different cloud providers in a technically useful way. In the case of Exoscale, the Cloud and IoT service provider A1 Digital, wintercloud found the cloud hosting platform appropriate for its business model.
The flexible and scalable IT infrastructure allows customers to leverage server capacity as needed, and only for as long as they need it. Wintercloud also saw a benefit in the ability to seamlessly integrate Exoscale into existing infrastructures through its open source approach. As part of its Managed Services (SaaS), wintercloud uses Exoscale to provide its customers Cloud Native and CI / CD at low cost and fail-safe operation. For example, the powerful servers in Exoscale can run automated software tests that provide customers and their developers with fast and reliable information about software quality. Another plus Exoscale is the on-demand pricing model.
"With our SaaS solutions, we are taking full advantage of the scalability in the cloud: there are only costs if the customer actually uses the infrastructure," adds Julian Wintermayr, cloud solutions architect at wintercloud, the customer-friendly billing model to the point. Thanks to the different server sizes, the required computing power is always available. Additionally, production-like environments can be easily cloned and used for testing.