Miyachi consolidates its European application and server environment with Cloud Computing

Virtual desktops and resources from the Cloud and Corporate Network

Cologne, (PresseBox) - Miyachi, the world market leader for laser and electric resistance welding, is consolidating its application and server infrastructure in Europe with Cloud Computing technology. The heart of the new technology is a virtualised desktop environment for 120 employees in Europe. For this purpose Miyachi has outsourced the operation and management of its PC workstations to the Pironet NDH Datacenter. Miyachi backs up solutions which are still operated locally, such as CAD design software, overnight in the ICT service provider's Cloud Storage. Pironet NDH also networks the two main locations in Helmond, the Netherlands, and Puchheim near Munich, Germany, over an encrypted Corporate Network with the Business Cloud.

As mobile users, the employees at the five sales locations in Europe access their virtual working environments via VPN connections. The virtualised Windows desktops are equipped with standard software such as Outlook and Microsoft Office. Employees also use business solutions from the Cloud to plan business processes and projects.

Lean IT organisation thanks to desktop virtualisation

David Fawcett, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Miyachi Europe, sees the main benefit of Cloud Computing in a lean IT organisation: "At the same time as expanding our production capacities in Germany, we have modernised our IT infrastructure in order to support our activities throughout Europe more effectively. As we have 120 employees in seven European countries, local IT support was no longer economically viable. Desktop virtualisation, on the other hand, enables us to offer our IT tools centrally via a browser, and consequently independently of location."

Pironet NDH operates the customer's desktop environment in its high-security data centres in Germany. Miyachi utilises the software services for the desktop operating system and standard and business applications according to the Software as a Service model. The virtual workstations obtain storage space and computing power as Infrastructure as a Service from the Pironet NDH Business Cloud.

Holistic solution comprising Cloud, hosting and networking

"Pironet NDH offers us the ideal mixture of Cloud Computing, Managed Hosting and Corporate Networks. We wouldn't have been able to satisfy our requirements with individual services, especially from large Public Clouds," emphasises Mr. Fawcett. Another reason for choosing the service provider was its holistic service, says the COO of Miyachi Europe: "At Pironet NDH we receive end-to-end service guarantees, plus an ITIL-based and personal customer service for all services, from standard networking to the virtual PC. This overall package is particularly effective in consolidating our IT environment."

CANCOM Pironet AG & Co. KG

Pironet NDH Datacenter is a leading ICT outsourcing vendor for German small- and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and offers a full range of services for the efficient and secure operation of business applications and ICT infrastructures. Core services include holistic solutions and flexible cost/use billing models for the provision of IT resources according to modern on-demand concepts like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Cloud Computing.

The centralization and outsourcing of, for example, business applications from SAP and Microsoft, as well as the use of a network infrastructure also provided by Pironet NDH Datacenter allows SMBs to significantly reduce their investment and operational expenses for the management of information and communication and concentrate on their core business tasks.

All the supply and operational aspects of the ICT outsourcing product lines are certified in accordance with strict and internationally recognised guidelines, including in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 27001. For the client, the certification represents the operational excellence of Pironet NDH in all processes, as well as in maintaining high technical and safety-related standards.

Customers include numerous SMBs as well as international corporations. More information is available at: www.pironet-ndh.com/itk.

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