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Achieving Efficient Content Management with Managed Services

Geberit Verwaltungs AG


The globally operating Geberit Group is a European leader in the field of sanitary products. Geberit operates with a strong local presence in most European countries. Thus Geberit is represented in around 50 countries counting 12,000 employees. The production network encompasses 29 production facilities, of which 6 are located overseas.

Project Overview

Backround Situation

Geberit has been operating the web frontend of the international websites in its own data center. The web front-ends, which are designed using the content management system First Spirit, are based on a complex structure of various infrastructure components. In addition to operating the entire infrastructure, Geberit also focused on further development and changes within the architecture as well as the professional content within the content management system.


By using Azure resources and Infrastructure as Code, a new overall solution for the international websites ought to be jointly developed by Geberit and Arvato Systems. It was planned to hand over the basic operation of the entire infrastructure to Arvato Systems according to DevOps principles. In addition to the operation of the infrastructure, Arvato Systems should also carry out further developments within the whole infrastructure with Geberit and other service providers.


During the project, a microservice platform was created for the website relaunch, on which about 140 websites from various countries worldwide are successively provided from the Azure Cloud. The cloud-based platform was built with the container technology Kubernetes. Other Azure platform services such as databases and a content delivery network are also included. Arvato Systems is supporting the operation of the cloud based platform for the production, test and QA environment as well as the ongoing development of this platform.

Customer Benefits

Minor administrative work
Increased automation with a scalable and highly available infrastructure
Greater usability
Time savings in the provision of new websites
Faster use of innovative cloud services

Utilized Services

  • Azure Automation
  • Azure CDN
  • Azure Container Service (AKS)
  • Azure DNS
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Azure Managed Disks
  • Azure Monitor (including Log Analytics)
  • Azure SQL Database for Postgre SQL
  • Azure Virtual Machines - Linux
  • Azure Virtual Machines - Scale Sets
  • Network Security Groups
  • Virtual Network (VNET)
  • Virtual Network Endpoints

Your Contact for Questions about Our Solutions

Ralf Huchtkemper
Expert for the Retail & Consumer Goods Industry