Smoobu were looking for a provider capable of supporting their goals of rapid growth and keeping up with changes in the required service levels and technology. For this purpose, a custom phase model with scalable services was to be developed.
In phase one, we delivered a basic package so as not to over-stretch the tight budget during the start-up phase, whilst still equipping Smoobu to offer their users reliable service. A simple but efficient LAMP stack was the ideal solution. In phase two, as volumes grew, we expanded the architecture proactively. We implemented redundancies and began clustering. This enabled us to guarantee reliable operationof the infrastructure, which was becoming increasingly critical, and to rule out the possibility of revenue losses.
Throughout the evolutionary phases, Smoobu were able to rely on the right set-up comprising platform, service and consulting. This enabled us to support the start-up successfully during its transition to an established SaaS provider. When compared to the possible costs of an in-house solution, our service model comprising 24/7 support, infrastructure and consulting yields a cost benefit of up to 70 percent. This enabled Smoobu to concentrate fully on further development of their own software and attain growth rates of up to 1,000 percent. Respect!
PS: Fabian and Philipp, we’re proud of you, but you still owe us a round of beer!