Partnership to deliver a compelling full-service solution and reduce costs
Intent on reducing costs and offering its customers an even better full-service solution, SSP migrated its infrastructure to Dimension Data in November 2013, marking the shift to a scalable, flexible, powerful cloud environment with activity-based pricing.
In addition to excellent customer support and affordable prices, our Managed Cloud Platform delivers many benefits. The global IT service provider guarantees 99.99% infrastructure availability as well as network performance and reduced response times and latency. What is more, the simple integration of application programming interfaces (APIs) enables users to configure the cloud environment as they wish and supports a high degree of automation. Integrated load balancing software handles requests, automatically smoothing out load peaks across a number of servers. Munich-based SSP Europe develops cloud-capable collaboration software and services for its partners and their customers, implementing security and IT solutions that can be run globally from any data centre location or by SSP Europe in accordance with ISO 27001. Its customers include Toshiba, Fujitsu Deutschland, McDonald’s, the German Red Cross and ThyssenKrupp. SSP Europe enables telecommunications providers and other vendors and resellers to offer value-added cloud services. Unique features include rapid integration into existing structures, scalability up to several hundred thousand units, and self-service at user level.
Migration – configured to custom needs in 84 hours
In this specific case, SSP was granted access to our Managed Cloud Platform as a runtime environment and was able to install and custom-configure infrastructure components such as server, storage, and network services in the virtual data centre in a fast, streamlined manner. The following SSP Europe solutions were then migrated to the new cloud environment within two days:
• Secure Data Space – a highly secure, flexible and mobile data exchange platform that is specially protected by Triple-Crypt encryption technology
• e-mail archiving and e-mail hosting solutions
• web filtering and spam protection solutions
• backup solutions
The key challenge was to migrate the legacy landscape to the new cloud environment as quickly as possible while adapting both the architecture and the operating model. Following go-live in November 2013, plans are already in progress to migrate further services. Besides flexibility, availability and scalability are of crucial importance to SSP Europe.