Infotech Lead Europe: AutoScout24, an Internet car portal in Europe, has tied up T-Systems and VMware to use the Cloud platform.
AutoScout24 wanted a Cloud platform as around 40,000 dealers across Europe use AutoScout24 services.
Europe’s number one car marketplace is using the new offering from the Cloud Alliance to upgrade its own data center.
AutoScout24 uses the hybrid cloud for its workshop portal whenever it is dealing with CPU-intensive additional import processes. The vCloud offering from T-Systems helps cope with peak demand periods. If a company’s internal IT drops out, vCloud could be used to continue the entire operation from the cloud.
In June 2012, T-Systems and VMware said they would provide flexible data center services. The certified offerings from the cloud (VMware vCloud Datacenter Services) allow companies to expand their internal IT resources with the cloud capacities of T-Systems.
VMware is contributing the necessary software – principally VMware vSphere and vCloud Director – and the control and security packages based on that software. T-Systems is offering its expertise in operating data centers and IT services and in providing dynamic ICT services into the partnership.
“We require flexible resources, because our markets change every day. The joint offering from VMware and T-Systems enables us to move spare capacity between the private cloud and the hybrid cloud as required,” said Joachim Rath, head of IT Production at AutoScout24.
Actum/G2, a digital marketing agency in the Czech Republic, is also using the vCloud.
The Prague agency develops and operates websites, apps and web applications from the cloud for its customers. T-Systems provides Actum/G2 with the cloud infrastructure as a self-service model with high availability, security and rapid response times.
Many companies have already virtualized more than 50 percent of their own servers, thereby gaining distinct advantages in terms of efficiency and IT management.