Ocado Azure Landing Zone

Client Background

Ocado Group is a pioneering force in the world of online grocery retail. Established in the United Kingdom, Ocado has redefined the way people shop for groceries by seamlessly integrating advanced technology and automation into their operations. With their cutting-edge Ocado Smart Platform, the company offers an end-to-end solution that enables retailers to establish and expand their online grocery businesses with efficiency and precision. Ocado’s state-of-the-art automated fulfillment centers, robotic picking systems, and intelligent logistics algorithms have revolutionized the industry, ensuring accurate order fulfillment and timely delivery to customers’ doorsteps. Through continuous innovation and strategic partnerships, Ocado Group continues to shape the future of online grocery retail, providing retailers worldwide with the tools and expertise needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

The Opportunity

KSB Technologies were entrusted by Aston Martin F1 to successfully create a “Vanilla” Azure Integration Platform. This foundational platform has now been set and serves as the springboard for further development and diverse use cases. A significant consideration was the Formula 1 cost cap, a crucial business constraint that demanded astute financial management of the development, manufacturing, and operation of your race cars. Any overspend, even if unintentional, would attract stringent penalties. We successfully tackled various use cases that were identified, including People processes (onboarding of starters, internal movers, and managing leavers), the transition of parts from Design to Manufacturing, and management of Goods Inward. The key systems we interfaced with include PLM (design) and IFS (Manufacturing / ERP / People). The Azure Integration Services were the chosen technology stack, and we leveraged its myriad capabilities to drive this project to its successful conclusion.

Key Features
Integration Platform-as-a-Service
Providing a suite of cloud services enabling users to create, manage, and orchestrate complex workflows across disparate applications and data sources.
Low-code development
Facilitating rapid application development and deployment with minimal hand-coding, reducing the complexity of the programming environment.
Consumption-based pricing
You only pay for the resources and services you use, enabling cost efficiency and scalability.
SOAP to REST conversion
Simplify SOAP to REST conversion, enhancing interoperability and the ease of integration with modern web services.
API Management, including security and discoverability
API Management capabilities, including ensuring the security of APIs, providing a developer portal for API discoverability, and monitoring API usage.
Support for event-driven architectural patterns
Allowing services to efficiently respond to changes in state and trigger processes in a decoupled fashion for improved scalability and reliability.
Excellent observability and supportability
Enhanced observability and supportability, offering detailed insights into application performance and health, and robust support structures for troubleshooting and resolution.
The Impact

This project was successfully delivered, demonstrating these capabilities within the context of two test use cases that verified the platform. These tests served as effective smoke tests, provided as part of the platform. The platform offered a complete technology stack based on Azure Integration Services, utilizing Platform as a Service (PaaS) based services.

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