1. FC Köln is not just any club – it is one of the 20 biggest sports clubs in the world. And the red-and-white clad fans from Germany's fourth-largest city stand by their club through thick and thin. Good fortune once again prevailed for the three-time German champion in the 2021/22 Bundesliga season – the Billy Goats played a strong season, finishing in 7th place, and will play in the UEFA Conference League in 2022.
The editorial team now has a modern platform for running its website, which can respond dynamically to user requests. When the load is light, the resources are automatically scaled back, creating significant cost benefits; when the load is heavier, the architecture ensures that the user still enjoys high performance. Meanwhile, the web team can use DevOps approaches to manage the platform in an agile and dynamic way. T-Systems, as a managed services partner that has received awards from analysts, has their back. With the new foundation and access to the AWS ecosystem, 1. FC Köln can now also take the next steps toward digitalization.
Log file analysis makes it possible to better target fans with offers and much more. As an AWS partner, T-Systems also makes sure that best practices such as the Well-Architected Framework are adhered to.
Thanks to AWS, we were able to modernize our website and cut costs. The managed services from T-Systems provide everything our fan community needs in order to quickly and reliably engage with the content on our website.
Scalability and capacity management have proven to be recurring challenges for web managers in the past. The content management system (CMS for short) could not be scaled. The legacy system was not actively improved by the provider, nor was it sufficiently documented. Traditional hosting was only able to absorb the temporary peaks with long-term increases in infrastructure capacity. This led to high, unnecessary costs for the infrastructures, as the peak-load resources had to be operated and paid for continuously.