About DSD Assist

“Numeric Computer Systems (NCS), has focused on the needs of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods companies for over 40 years. Over that time, we have stayed abreast of revolutionary changes in the industry, today offering the eighth generation of our solutions. In 2016, we launched the DSD Assist cloud based solution portfolio.  The DSD Assist portfolio includes a new portal application, DSD Connect, plus online-offline mobile solutions for Sales Reps, Van Sales, Delivery drivers and Merchandisers.  Added to this is a mobile-first web ordering solution”

Innovations in the Cloud

DSD Assist has diligently undertaken a series of initiatives aimed at enhancing our software development and operational processes. In collaboration with a proficient AWS Well-Architected partner, we are actively engaged in the rearchitecture of select components within our solutions, with a primary focus on migrating to environmentally sustainable platforms, all while optimizing cost-efficiency.

These efforts have yielded significant benefits in terms of streamlining our development cycle, as they enable us to leverage swifter and more reliable deployment methodologies. This strategic approach not only aligns with our sustainability goals but also enhances the overall agility and efficiency of our software development and delivery operations.

Why Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The strategic decision to utilize AWS represented a natural progression for a company like DSD. AWS’s robust scalability and availability capabilities empower DSD to seamlessly adjust costs and performance in response to evolving customer needs and the company’s sustained growth.

Transitioning to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model significantly expedited DSD’s expansion of its customer base, predominantly owing to the inherent scalability and reliability afforded by AWS. As Greg Mellis aptly expressed, “I cannot overstate our satisfaction with the AWS migration process, and the remarkable improvements in reliability and scalability it has ushered in.”

AWS provides DSD with access to a scalable, reliable, and secure global computing infrastructure. This infrastructure allows DSD the flexibility to dynamically scale computing resources in accordance with business demands and requirements. Given DSD’s expanding client base and diverse operational needs, the organization leverages a comprehensive suite of AWS Products and Services, including but not limited to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon FSx, Application Load Balancer, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Workspaces, Route 53, CloudFormation, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, Amazon SES, Secrets Manager, and more, ensuring the robust and secure underpinning of its operations.

The Benefits of Working with AWS and WOLK Technology – an AWS Advanced consulting and leading Well-Architected partner

Collaborating with AWS in conjunction with WOLK Technology, an esteemed AWS Advanced consulting partner and a recognized Well-Architected leader, presents a myriad of compelling advantages for businesses seeking to optimize their cloud infrastructure and digital operations.

First and foremost, the association with AWS provides access to a robust and highly scalable cloud ecosystem, empowering organizations to leverage cutting-edge technologies and innovations for enhanced operational efficiency. As a trusted AWS Advanced consulting partner, WOLK Technology brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the table. They are well-versed in architecting solutions that align seamlessly with AWS best practices and Well-Architected Framework principles. This partnership ensures that businesses can harness the full potential of AWS, benefiting from cost-effective, secure, and high-performance cloud environments tailored to their specific needs.

WOLK Technology’s recognition as a Well-Architected leader underscores their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence and reliability. This designation signifies their proficiency in designing cloud solutions that adhere to industry best practices, encompassing areas such as security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization. By engaging with WOLK Technology, organizations can confidently navigate the complexities of cloud architecture and optimize their AWS infrastructure to maximize their competitive advantage, all while maintaining a steadfast commitment to operational excellence and best-in-class cloud solutions.

A significant advantage for DSD lies in the utilization of Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, which ensures the consolidation of logs and dynamic data storage within FSx. This strategic approach enables multiple servers and services to access critical data.

Leveraging AWS in conjunction with containerization technology represents a compelling choice for modern businesses seeking the highest levels of agility, scalability, and efficiency in their cloud operations. AWS offers a vast and sophisticated ecosystem of cloud services, providing unparalleled flexibility and reliability. By embracing containerization, organizations can encapsulate applications and their dependencies, facilitating seamless deployment, scaling, and management. This dynamic synergy between AWS and containers empowers businesses to efficiently develop, deploy, and orchestrate applications at scale, thereby optimizing resource utilization, reducing operational overhead, and accelerating time-to-market, making it a formidable choice for forward-thinking enterprises.