PaaS at Ceva
IaaS at Ceva
Ceva makes intensive use of Cloud technologies, on any layer of the IT architecture. But more important, we define our IT as being "Beyond the Cloud", as we apply to all Ceva software assets some of the Cloud software principles, mainly about their accessibility on any device from any network.
Beyond the Cloud
Ceva believes the Internet and Mobility are reshaping completely Enterprise IT. Consumerization of IT is a trend nobody will escape. BYOD is already in, even in companies baning it.
Moreover, applying the same architectural principles to what made the Internet so successful and so cheap has the same effect on the enterprise.
For this reason, Ceva's IT is very similar to a consumer's IT : accessible from any Internet browser, on a PC, a Mac, an Android or iOS tablet or phone.
It's not only email, it's everything : ERP, Supply Chain, Industrial, R&D, HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing..
To achieve this, Ceva Santé Animale's IT is using the Public Cloud (Google Apps, Amazon EC2, Intuit Quickbase, Smartsheet, Cornerstone Ondemand, Kyriba, VanguardSW, Cegedim SmartRH), the Private Cloud (Cheops Technology), and Infrastructure as a Service with virtualization in our datacenter. We also promote BYOD policies and let people access all Ceva applications (including legacy) from any device.
We call this "Beyond the Cloud". Indeed, all applications are accessible without VPN, on any device, without any software except a browser.
We let employees choose the browser of their choice and use their personal devices to access Ceva's IT.
We use about 15 SaaS main services, mainly 2 PaaS services on which we built more than 100 applications, and some IaaS platforms on which we host about 200 applications & web sites.
Ceva's IT works with
Any Device, Any Network
Ceva Santé Animale sometimes buys some IT services and software. Reading the following will help you (as a potential supplier) see if your offers match our needs.
We definitely want to build the most evolved IT system in the world.
As well as your bank or government does not impose a desktop to access its services, and eventually proposes multiple possibilities, Ceva employees can access Ceva Information System from their personal iPhone, iPad, Mac, from their personal Android smartphone, tablet or Chromebook, from their personal Windows phone, tablet or PC. From a shared computer in a public place. From their Ceva device(s). From any internet connection. (Almost) without any pre-requisite. No VPN is required. No software install is required. Don't need to have administration rights on your machine.
Ceva software is hosted in our private datacenter or in suppliers datacenters or on the Cloud. It does not matter as soon as it is accessible from the Internet.
On top of usual IT Strategies (getting alignment between business and IT systems, keeping the Information System secure, available and reliable...), we weight much more compliance to the IT architecture strategy.
There is a common belief (and mistake) that IT in the enterprise should be different and more complex than IT at home. This leads to reinventing the wheel and paying the cost for it. Many companies build and roll-out the "Company PC" accessing the "Company applications" through the "Company Network". At Ceva, we do exactly the opposite : any device connected to any network can access Ceva apps and Cloud apps, independently from where servers are physically hosted.
In one word, the Ceva IT architecture strategy is to be compliant with the Internet architecture and to use it.
In other words : Any Device, Any Network, Any Application
If you are a software vendor, your software MUST have the following technical features to be fully compliant with Ceva IT strategy :
On top of the benefits for users and for Ceva IT, these systems are also often less expensive globally for Ceva IT.
Ceva non cloud technologies
They are accessible from the cloud, without VPN, even if hosted, and work on IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, iOS&Android tablets or phones
Our desktops are not from a given brand and not with a single OS : Commoditization : Windows any version, Office any version, some Mac, iPad, Android tablets, iPhones, Android Smartphones, Blackberry, Windows mobile. We also have some Chromebook and Chromebox for meetings.
As soon as the device has a modern browser, it works in Ceva. Using personal devices is authorized.