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IT services Provider Xenit AB Gains Efficiency

 IT services Provider Xenit AB Gains Efficiency - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Virtual Private Cloud
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Services
  • Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
The Challenge

Overcoming the challenges of application delivery at scale

In helping its customers modernize their applications, Xenit also helps them modernize their application delivery. Gottschlag’s team was configuring much of the application delivery infrastructure manually, which was time-consuming and error-prone. They had to continually dance between scaling up —and possibly overprovisioning—to ensure enough capacity for estimated demand and scaling down when demand subsided.

Adding to the inefficiency, the team was using tools that didn’t always provide what they claimed to deliver. Xenit needed an automated and consistent way to both provide services to its customers and to help them scale their own services deployment and delivery.

 

The Customer

Xenit AB

About The Customer

Xenit AB is a well-known IT services provider based in Goteborg, Sweden. As a trusted partner, Xenit advises companies on how to execute their digital transformation initiatives. The primary focus is helping its customers get up to speed on DevOps best practices as they seek to modernize their application deployment and delivery infrastructure.

The Solution

Because Xenit used Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gottschlag wanted a solution for application delivery that worked seamlessly with AWS and that was extensible to give Xenit customers an option for incorporating other public cloud solutions into their cloud portfolios. The solution is also needed to make application delivery easier to manage and more cost-effective.

Evaluating auto-scaling solutions

Gottschlag was already familiar with Citrix networking solutions since they were foundational for many Xenit customers. When he discovered that Citrix also offered a solution for auto-scaling on AWS that went beyond simple load balancing to include L4-L7 security and advanced traffic management, his team was sold.

A cost-effective formula for success

By using Citrix ADC on AWS, Xenit was able to significantly reduce its spending on both AWS instances and Citrix ADC licenses rather than overprovisioning instances or buying more licenses than might prove necessary.

Gottschlag also says that using the Citrix ADC on AWS solution for auto-scaling is an easy sell to Xenit customers for their own application infrastructure needs because the starting price point is much less than what they had previously been spending.

Operational Impact
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Asset Utilization]

    Automated scaling eliminates time-consuming and error-prone manual configuration of application delivery infrastructure for more consistent operations.

  • [Cost Reduction - IT]

    The efficiency achieved with auto-scaling eliminates overprovisioning of both ADCs and AWS instances, resulting in significant cost savings.

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