Rapid Kubernetes Development with Scale, Performance and Enterprise Resilience
From its early start supplying stereo equipment, then household furnishings and popular furniture brands to customers in French overseas territories, CAFOM Group has built out its distribution business to supply popular brands such as BUT, Habitat, First Deco and Darty in over 7 territories globally, with revenues of over €370M in 2020. Amarena was established as a separate agile subsidiary of CAFOM in 2020, to foster a new startup culture for delivering innovative digital solutions to the group.
The Amarena team wanted to build stateful, transactional applications in Kubernetes: using container based development for speed, simplicity and future scalability. To speed development further, the team were looking to ‘lift and shift’ sections of program code from CAFOM’s legacy, monolithic application to run as services on the new Kubernetes platform.
High-performance local storage, which could be made available to every node in the cluster.
Fast, simple access to Persistent Volumes and the ability to fire up stateful apps & databases in a few clicks.
The ability to work with any Kubernetes implementation across public, private or hybrid cloud.
“For our team, Kubernetes is the only sensible starting place for creating modern, scalable, digital business solutions. But building for the CAFOM Group we need to combine fast, agile development cycles together with solid, scalable eBusiness apps. It is vital that we build on a secure, highly-reliable underlying database and storage architecture.”