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Modern Webshop Hosting in Amazon Web Services

Onlineshop Modernization and Hosting for OBI

Webshop Modernization and Hosting in AWS


Arvato Systems is a long-standing IT service partner of the OBI Smart Technologie GmbH in the field of web hosting and has been managing the webshop environments of the German market leader in the DIY and home improvement sector for over 10 years. After the initial set-up of the German webshop, further European webshops were taken over into the managed service in the following years.

As Multi-Cloud Service Provider and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, Arvato Systems also supports the migration, modernization, and optimization of online store environments in the cloud.

Customer Benefits

Holistic approach of consulting, implementation (migration) and 24/7 operation
Access to comprehensive full-stack and cloud expertise
Know-how transfer by Arvato Systems experts

Project Overview

Initial Situation

The need for flexibility and scaling of online store environments has increased more and more in recent years, not only due to the Covid19 regulations and thus the temporary closure of the retail sector. Modern cloud environments based on container technologies in conjunction with PaaS and SaaS services are suitable for flexible, horizontal scaling of online store environments.


OBI's online store environment is to be set up in such a way that it can optimally exploit the advantages of the cloud in terms of scalability, flexibility and cost optimization. To this end, the environment is to be migrated to the Amazon Web Services public cloud platform, taking modernization aspects into account, and transferred to stable operation.  


The AWS experts from Arvato Systems developed a migration concept for relocating the entire online store environments, taking into account aspects of the AWS Well-Architected Frameworks and best practices. In the first step, the first parts of the online store were containerized and implemented in AWS in corresponding EKS clusters (Container Acceleration). Arvato Systems monitors these as Elastic Applications, provides the corresponding 24/7 operation and system support, and advises on security issues if required.

  • Excerpt of used services

    • Application Load Balancer
    • Aurora Serverless 
    • Cloud Formation
    • CloudFront
    • Direct Connect
    • EBS
    • EKS
    • RDS
    • Route 53
    • S3
    • Transit Gateway
    • VPC 
    • VPN
    • WAF

The customer


Obi Group Holding SE & Co. KGaA (OBI) is a German DIY retail chain operating throughout Europe and headquartered in Wermelskirchen. With 48,000 employees in 11 countries, OBI is the market leader among German DIY stores. 

OBI Smart Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary and provides information technology services for OBI Group companies in Germany and abroad. 

Your Contact for Questions about Our Solutions

Ralf Huchtkemper
Expert for the Retail & Consumer Goods Industry