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Everything in cloud: convenient at low cost

The customer was in a situation where it had to rebuild its whole IT environment in a short space of time and with minimum investment. The transfer of IT infrastructure to cloud removed the burden of caring for IT, whereby the customer now has a service with clearly defined qualitative parameters and predictable operating costs.

Initial status

The IT infrastructure of the company was ripe for retirement from an IT perspective. Over two dozen physical servers in a heterogeneous environment had a mean age of 7-8 years. This situation caused frequent outages and various incidents that disrupted the smooth workflow. Rebuilding the whole infrastructure became all the more urgent thanks to the planned division of the company. However, the ability to deal with such a complex task internally was hindered by a lack of personnel and investment resources.

The customer’s request was clear – to have the IT migrated to the new infrastructure and separate the software licences from the group by the time the company was to be split. The new IT environment had to guarantee functionality, quality and stability while keeping investment costs to a minimum. The offered solution was to include long-term professional care of the entire infrastructure. The company wanted to be free of IT issues so it could concentrate on its own core business without having to increase internal personnel capacities dedicated to caring for IT.

There were essentially two ways to resolve the situation in question. To carry out the consolidation and renewal of IT infrastructure in-house, or to move the entire IT to cloud. Economically, this meant an investment model versus an operational model. Once all specifications, requirements and limits were taken into consideration, the customer opted for migration of the entire IT infrastructure to cloud.

Benefits

The customer received a modern, efficient and stable infrastructure for all company information systems, all of which is located in a secure data centre. System availability is on the level of 99.75%, also thanks to the backup of virtual servers and their automatic recovery if any of them has an outage.

The customer received the solution with minimum investment costs and thanks to the ongoing modernisation of components in cloud, it is freed from having to plan future investments into IT modernisation. Furthermore, internal personnel costs for IT also vanish as complete care of IT falls on the shoulders of the provider, which provides professional supervision, administration and support.

In terms of operating costs, the customer no longer has to pay for the electricity to run its own data centre, which also vacates premises that can be used for some other purpose.

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