Press Release

13. July 2023

Avvia from Arvato Systems Paves the Way to the Cloud for Companies

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Modular service portfolio for the enterprise-wide roll-out of managed cloud IT
  • Avvia from Arvato Systems is the construction kit for the standardized and automated roll-out and operation of modern cloud IT.
  • Customers benefit from a best-practices toolkit that can be used to design, flexibly adapt and operate scalable and secure cloud IT on a company-wide basis - regardless of the hyperscaler.

Gütersloh – Arvato Systems has launched the "Avvia" service offering for the standardized and automated roll-out of modern cloud IT. With Avvia, which is composed of "Av" (for "Arvato Systems" and "Via" for "way"), the IT service provider is now transferring its many years of experience and extensive practical know-how from numerous migration and multi-cloud projects into a new service portfolio. Avvia´s prefabricated modules, templates, and services are incorporated into a best-practices construction kit that not only allows scalable cloud IT to be put together flexibly and in line with requirements but also to be made available and operated throughout the company. Thanks to automation and standardization, companies can realize major financial and time savings along the entire product lifecycle: from design to migration to operation - in single, hybrid- and multi-cloud environments.


Cloud Foundation as the Foundation of Modern Enterprise Cloud It

Technologically, Avvia is based on a Cloud Foundation. The Cloud Foundation is a basic structure that can be set up in the public clouds AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, as well as in the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) from Arvato Systems. It includes configurable solution modules in the areas of Monitoring & Management, Identity & Access, Network & Connectivity, and Security & Governance. Arvato Systems' cloud experts combine customer-specific requirements and proven best practices for these areas. Developed as Infrastructure as Code, the Cloud Foundation not only enables the efficient and high-quality implementation of secure and individually scalable managed cloud IT according to industry standards, but it also ensures significantly accelerated infrastructure provisioning and rapid value creation. "Under the motto 'as much individualization as necessary and as much standardization as possible', we draw on standard templates, best practices, and automation techniques, but at the same time provide for individual leeway where it makes sense and is necessary," explains Christian Scholz, Director Business Transformation at Arvato Systems. "Experience shows that this is a very efficient and effective way to move to the cloud while maintaining a high level of security." Once completed, a cloud environment should be designed for long-term use, for which the Avvia Cloud Foundation provides a sustainable foundation.


Professional Managed Services for Modern Cloud It

The Cloud Foundation allows companies to implement dedicated workloads precisely on it and operate them in a scalable manner. On request in full or co-managed service. In the co-managed service model, the customer's cloud experts can work directly on a code basis with Arvato Systems experts to operate the cloud landscape faster and more securely. "We consider co-managed services to be the future operating model for complex IT infrastructures," says Christian Scholz. "For this, we map complete IT landscapes as Infrastructure as Code and maintain them in shared code repositories. This solution approach is ideally suited to the ever-increasing heterogeneity and constant modernization of application landscapes."


The Cloud Is Indispensable for Successful Digital Transformation

Avvia is Arvato Systems' answer to the still very high demand for comprehensive cloud services. Despite or precisely because of the challenging economic conditions, companies are transforming their traditional IT landscapes into modern cloud architectures on a larger scale. Therefore, migrating to the cloud as efficiently as possible is crucial to digital transformation. On the one hand, companies that operate their IT infrastructure on a cloud basis are future-proofing their systems and reducing IT costs with modern cloud IT. On the other hand, companies relieve their specialist staff of IT operating tasks and save energy - which in turn improves the ESG balance sheet.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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