but surely, digitalization is evolving from a trickle to a stream – even in
places where fax machines were the busiest pieces of office equipment to date. There
is still a huge amount of work to do in German public administrations, but
improvements are on the way: A new Online Access Act and a Digital Agenda are
paving the way to a digital future.
The DVZ data processing center M-V GmbH – an IT service provider for the
German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania – is a long-standing professional
partner to the public sector. Its ambition? To streamline the modern
administrative processes and workflows demanded by the joined-up society of
Government measures such as the Digital Agenda and the Online Access Act
are combining with ever more exacting customer demands to force DVZ, too, to
prioritize modernization: From now on, applications must be available as
containers on modern platforms. The ability to run containerized third-party
applications is likewise prescribed by law.
The DVZ M-V GmbH has used VMware vSphere® extensively for virtualization
since 2009. Building on this successful collaboration, it was therefore no
surprise when the data processing center opted for VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes
Grid to also implement advanced container technology – and get public
administrations in shape for the digital future.
Container technology as a new operating model – Up and running in very
The project was realized in an incredibly short time in partnership with
the evoila Group, giving DVZ a deep dive into container technology: “Thanks to
VMware vSphere with Tanzu, we were able to design and build a new platform in
three months flat. Others need two years to do that!” says a proud Ralph
Rehbein, System Technology Manager at DVZ.
Today, DVZ’s entire workload
– from VMs to containers – runs smoothly and seamlessly on a single platform.
Integration with TKG, VMware vSphere and
VMware NSX® empowers the provider to administer both VMs and containers while
also implementing firewall rules for certain apps. Better still, it now takes
only minutes – instead of weeks – to make applications available. That is a
huge time saving! “That will give our people more time to work on new, creative
solutions,” Rehbein smiles.
pave the way to the future
Based on VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, the platform accelerates not only the
development of new applications, but also the adaptation and modernization of
existing applications. Thanks to its collaboration with VMware, DVZ is now able
to successfully implement the requirements of the new Online Access Act. It has
thus laid a firm foundation on which to continue supporting the digital
transformation of public institutions in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and
throughout Germany. Beyond that, the data processing provider is currently
working to ramp up its collaborative activities with VMware on the basis of Tanzu
Application Services and Tanzu Mission Control.
Step by step, DVZ is thus positioning itself as a market and innovation leader in the public IT service provider space. To read the detailed success story, go here.
Category: Success Stories