Aramex is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, based in the United Arab Emirates. Its asset-light business model, underpinned by innovative technology, has been critical in enabling Aramex to adapt swiftly in challenging market conditions and as customer preferences have evolved over the past four decades.
The Obstacles They Faced
The development of innovative, proprietary technology gave Aramex a competitive advantage over its traditional competitors for many years. However, the monolithic landscape of its IT infrastructure, with its interdependencies and legacy core products, meant that innovation was limited to its product landscape and scalability presented a significant challenge.
What We Achieved Together
Aramex chose AWS as its preferred cloud platform and, following recommendations from the cloud vendor, the company embarked on a strategic partnership with Rackspace Technology to migrate its infrastructure to the public cloud. The scope of the project was then expanded to support in the modernisation of Aramex’s application portfolio, with the teams working collaboratively to design reusable application architecture that would enable Aramex to build cloud native applications in the future. Since embarking on its journey to becoming cloud native, the reduction in the on-premise environment has meant that Aramex has already seen savings when scaling. This was key during the COVID-19 pandemic, where Aramex saw 30-40% growth in E-commerce volumes which its technology landscape was able to support. The cloud is already delivering on its promise as a vehicle for innovation.
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