IBM has announced that Croatian web hosting provider Avalon selected IBM System x servers for its hybrid cloud infrastructure to support increasing client demands and enhance the cloud services it offers.
Faced with a growing demand for cloud hosting services from existing clients and the need to add new clients and workloads, while adhering to the same quality of service, security and speed, the Croatian web hosting provider decided to consolidate its IT infrastructure on a hybrid cloud model using IBM System x3550 and x3650 servers.
Avalon selected IBM System x over offerings from other suppliers after a thorough testing, putting special focus on IBM’s advanced system management features. With the new IT infrastructure, Avalon would gain a powerful and flexible server platform that is said to reduce its IT footprint by 60 percent, and to decrease administration processing times by 35 percent.
>16,000 websites across Europe
“The IBM solution was the best one to fit our needs,” said Damir Mujic, CEO, Avalon. “IBM’s System x server platform together with IBM networking provides a reliable, flexible and cost-effective IT infrastructure that scales as we grow and can handle diverse workloads. In addition, with IBM we avoid integration issues arising if we have to deal with different companies delivering different parts of an overall solution.”
Established in 1997, Avalon is a managed hosting services provider offering full hosting capabilities on multiple platforms, including Linux. It provides services such as web hosting, virtual private servers, online collaboration and application management to more than 16,000 websites across Europe. Avalon’s clients span different segments and industries, including telecommunications operators, state agencies and local governments, hospitals, and a variety of small and medium sized businesses. The servers of Avalon are located in data centers of Altus IT in Zagreb, Croatia and Host Europe in Cologne, Germany.