Arvato Systems Reference Canyon

Harmonization and Modernization of the Canyon Systems Used Worldwide

Scalable and automated enterprise environment in an Azure public cloud environment

Meeting Global Market Demands with an Agile and Scalable Cloud Solution


Canyon is embracing the benefits of an automated, scalable and secure cloud solution to prepare for the future. Canyon, as a manufacturer of professional bikes with the highest quality standards, uses the Microsoft Azure Cloud for a smooth foundation of its IT infrastructure.

The aim was to provide a scalable system environment for all areas of the company worldwide in order to be able to react quickly to changing market requirements on the basis of an agile corporate concept.

Customer Benefits

Cloud harmonization through uniform cloud-native solutions
Compliance with the latest security requirements
Automation via infrastructure components through infrastructure-as-code (IaC)

Our requirements for a modern corporate infrastructure have been implemented - tailor-made, just like our bikes. Thanks to the agile and very effective implementation by Arvato Systems, our project requirements were met on time and on budget. Thanks to these measures, we are now very well positioned for the future and look forward with confidence to the next joint projects with Arvato Systems.

Canyon Bicycles GmbH

Project Overview

Initial situation

As a modern and agile company in a very dynamic market, Canyon looked into and implemented various cloud solutions at an early stage. Due to its rapid growth and global orientation, a higher degree of automation and harmonization across all areas was desired. In addition to the IT department, other specialist departments were also to be supported with a modern environment.


The aim was to build a customized cloud environment that fits the company's goals and will also serve as a future-proof basis for additional projects. All areas of Canyon should be enabled to carry out their innovations in an agile manner and without delays. To enable this freedom, Canyon's IT infrastructure team is creating the framework with predefined governance rule sets.

The solution

The project focus for a secure and agile foundation was a governance concept, an adapted landing zone according to Microsoft best practices, the development of a modular and highly automated architecture, a comprehensive quality gate of the landing zone, the migration from cloud to cloud and app modernization from on-premises to cloud-native applications.

About Canyon

Canyon is one of the most innovative bicycle brands in the world. What once began in the garage of founder Roman Arnold has grown over the years to become the world's largest direct-to-consumer manufacturer of road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes as well as city and trekking bikes.

Canyon has earned its literally excellent reputation as an innovative company through the consistent use of advanced materials, ideas and technology. Canyon's characteristic, elegant and modern design language is unmistakable and stands out from the crowd. In addition to the sheer joy of competition and the continual drive for growth, Canyon strives to make the global cycling community accessible to everyone. Canyon supports some of the best athletes on the planet. The shared mission, "Inspire to Ride", illustrates the aspiration to inspire people for the fascinating world of cycling.

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