For more than half a century, MC-Bauchemie has been one of the world's leading manufacturers of building materials and a developer of technologies for their effective use. Today, its branches, opened in more than 40 countries, employ about 2,500 highly qualified specialists. In Russia, MC-Bauchemie offices are successfully operating in such cities as St. Petersburg, Kirovsk, Ramenskoye, Samara, Krasnodar, Tyumen.
To solve current business problems in the Russian market, the company used cloud services provided by one of the providers. Over time, the quality of its services had ceased to meet the requirements of the business. In an effort to change the situation for the better, MC-Bauchemie Russia management began to look into transferring information resources to the cloud of another provider. At the same time, it was important to ensure the smooth functioning of all services and business processes.
The best option was offered by Softline, a global provider of IT solutions and services. Having thoroughly studied the needs of MC-Bauchemie Russia and collected all the necessary information about the state of its IT infrastructure, the provider's experts invited the client to gradually transfer its corporate resources to the Softline cloud.
Before starting the project, the MC-Bauchemie Russia management reviewed the functional features of this solution. It is built on a certified FlexPod platform based on NetApp storage systems, Cisco switches and computing power, and VMware software. The solution makes it possible to flexibly scale resources, reduce capital expenditures on IT infrastructure, and easily manage a virtual data center via a web interface. Round-the-clock technical support makes the service high-quality, affordable and, therefore, attractive both for large corporate clients and for small and medium-sized businesses.
During the testing of the cloud service, the customer verified its capabilities. Possessing a high level of competence, MC-Bauchemie Russia specialists independently transferred the company's information resources to the Softline cloud. The use of the Veeam Cloud Connect solution allowed the customer not only to shorten the migration process, but also to make it secure. The Softline team competently answered all the questions that the client offered at all stages of the project's implementation, working together with MC-Bauchemie Russia specialists, performed those IT tasks that arose, and was prompt to respond to all requests.
“On the one hand, it is easy to offer a client a service that is familiar to them and that they have been using for a long time already. In this case, you don't have to start from scratch. Since we are dealing with a knowledgeable client, there is no need to speak about the technical and economic benefits of using cloud services. On the other hand, any project's implementation always involves great responsibility and the mobilization of all efforts. Indeed, we should prove by our deeds, not just words, that our service is the best on the market, and it is the only one that can help deal with emerging IT tasks in the most efficient way. The client saw for themselves Softline's high industry expertise, and I am sure that we will have many joint projects with MC-Bauchemie Russia ahead,” said Vladimir Kalin, Data Center Service Lead at the Softline North-West Service Management Region, sharing his impressions.
“The gradual transfer of MC-Bauchemie Russia information resources to the Softline cloud was the main task that we had to solve during the project's implementation. Before choosing a new provider, we carefully studied all the functional features of its solutions, and thoroughly tested them. In addition, we attended two Softline events dedicated to cloud technologies, where we once again satisfied ourselves as to the company's high industry expertise. The Softline cloud operates with the level of fault tolerance, stability and performance that we expected before migration. The scaling takes place promptly and in the volume necessary for us to solve current business problems," said Viktor Milyaev, Head of MC-Bauchemie's Russia IT Department.