Cloud | GCP
From its origins as a small team creating personalized songs in an attic back in 2005, YourSurprise has grown to become one of the largest online personalized gift shops in Europe, with an assortment of more than 3000 gifts. Headquartered in Zierikzee, The Netherlands, YourSurprise is active in over 22 countries.
A Growing Business Needs Stable Support
YourSurprise offers an assortment of over 3000 gifts in 22 different markets. To handle the constant flow of customer orders and order production, they needed a robust backend infrastructure. However, they were experiencing many outages from their on-premise hosting provider. They decided to resolve this by moving their entire infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Migrated and Ready for More Growth
For the migration of the infrastructure, YourSurprise called in the help of Xebia. Together they managed to execute the entire migration in only a few months—just in time for Mother’s Day, one of their busiest days of the year. On that day in 2019, YourSurprise recorded an all-time high in single-day revenues. Along the way, Xebia coached and trained the internal YourSurprise team on their cloud skills. Nowadays, the team works autonomously on GCP to further develop the platform.
Learning a Cloud-Native Mindset and Methodology
The Google Cloud Platform software stack consisted of Google Kubernetes Engine, CloudSQL, Cloud VPN, and Google Cloud Storage. The YourSuprise IT team started by containerizing the first applications. Xebia bootstrapped the team with cloud-native best practices and helped them implement their entire infrastructure as code using terraform. To help them work autonomously going forward, Xebia coached the team on how to adopt a cloud-native mindset and methodology.