Esciris: Building State- Of-The-Art Infrastructure for IBM
Fabian Steiger, CEO
When it comes to revamping business architectures and achieving high profitability, IBM’s groundbreaking offerings have always continued to establish its unfaltering success. However, in this world of ever-changing demands, their clients look forward to moving out from the monolithic on-premise enterprise software onto a flexible business process facilitating automation of some kind. As an answer to this demand, the advent of microservices has helped the clients move over from the traditional large projects to prototyping projects where new features can easily be rolled out. In the quest of a consultancy that can help it develop this vital environment for its clients, IBM ended its search with esciris, a Germany-based consulting service provider.
esciris is a renowned partner for those companies who need help in moving their infrastructure to the new world with a hybrid approach that takes into consideration the existing infrastructure. “The integration of both worlds is key,” states Fabian Steiger, CEO of esciris. The company is guiding organizations in experiencing the best of both traditional and modern methodologies to enhance operational flexibility with the aid of IBM’s suite of solutions through a series of steps. esciris enables the on-premise infrastructure and processes to become flexible and open to new services. The esciris team identifies and isolates services in the on-premise environment, and renews them with state-of-the-art technologies and moves them to a private or public cloud. Next, the team creates an API management system to secure and measure services and makes them available to other developers. Finally, the company prepares the whole organization to move ahead from the monolithic application-based thinking and be a part of the new fast-paced IT-driven world.
We are moving everything into a microservice architecture, so that our customers can just get the services they need and put them together in a design environment
“In addition to acting as service providers for business infrastructures, we enable our clients to keep track of all new technologies launched by IBM and be well adept in understanding the knick-knacks of the platforms,” says Steiger. esciris also exhibits expertise in software development and training, aimed at enabling clients to reap the most benefit from IBM’s offerings.
Coming to the data migration front, the company is facilitating IBM’s seamless migration of infrastructure from on-premise to a cloud-based architecture. Since a typical data migration procedure involves high risk while moving huge datasets to the cloud, esciris takes into consideration factors such as security and the load incurred on the overall infrastructure before beginning the process. Moving beyond the conventional method of terminating the operations of the existing environment altogether, esciris focuses on transferring all important data without hampering any ongoing or scheduled processes in the workspace.
Process automation being the basis of a digitization strategy, esciris has heavily invested in Business Process Management (BPM) suite to install, operate, and develop internal business processes on an IBM platform. In an implementation highlight, the team at esciris recently worked with a big apparel brand in Germany in their pursuit of moving ahead of the traditional business methodologies and following the technological trend. The company had installed an IBM portal server around a decade back and wanted to switch it off as it was not working. Acknowledging that shutting down a system would incur unnecessary charges than fixing it; esciris helped the client create all their internal processes utilizing the IBM BPM suite. Their investment in the IBM BPM suite paid off, and the client was able to streamline all their processes without stopping any ongoing operations. Experiencing exponential success in its ventures, the apparel brand is developing its IBM MobileFirst platform.
esciris is currently creating lightweight portal sites for using in the cloud, an intranet solution allowing the customer to move over to more scalable and faster presentation layers. The company also plans to invest heavily in IBM Watson and enhance its offering of cognitive computing solution. “We are moving everything into a microservice architecture, so that our customers can just get the services they need and put them together in a design environment,” concludes Steiger.