Info Support, a provider of software development services, hosting and management of customized applications, with more than 400 employees and offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, has moved its IT infrastructure to ITB2’s green and energy-efficient colocation data center in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Info Support has selected ITB2’s data center for housing its ‘Stretched Data Center’ infrastructure layout. Together with Info Support’s existing data center location with BIT in Ede, the Netherlands, the racks within ITB2’s data center will be part of a fully virtualized, interconnected and redundant data center infrastructure. The data center design is meant for achieving high uptime for Info Support’s customers.
Until now, Info Support had been utilizing a variety of data centers in the Amsterdam region, at four data center locations. Info Support’s management team wished to consolidate its IT infrastructure outside this region however, in order to enhance the security level and establish it closer to their headquarters located in Veenendaal.
Connectivity, security, system redundancy, high-density power supply, scalability and energy-efficiency were among the main drivers for choosing ITB2’s colocation data center in Apeldoorn. Another major requirement for choosing ITB2 is its positioning above sea level. Further, the new data center partner had to be a Dutch company, as Info Support wants to be sure that certain client data will remain on Dutch territory.
Stretched Data Center Design
The distance between ITB2’s data center in Apeldoorn and BIT’s data center in Ede is less than 60 kilometers, which would make it a good fit for housing Info Support’s Stretched Data Center Design with low-latency characteristics. Part of Info Support’s redundant network, client specific fibers were brought directly into ITB2’s data center to be terminated in its two meet-me rooms (MMRs), both at the east and west side of the Apeldoorn facility.
By deploying a Stretched Data Center design, Info Support would be able to significantly enhance the availability and performance of its virtual and cloud services portfolio.
“All layers of Info Support’s services portfolio, from our virtual machines, Internet connectivity and IT security to the production LAN and management LAN, are interconnected through our Stretched Data Center design,” said Willem Jan Vastenholt, Manager Datacenters, Info Support. “This means that a backup task can be performed instantly, while customers can get the highest service level agreements (SLAs) with a 99,9% uptime guarantee.”
ITB2 Datacenters has two data centers available in the Netherlands, in Deventer and Apeldoorn respectively. ITB2’s data centers are certified for ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, NEN 7510, and PCI DDS 3.0 compliance.
The energy-efficient design of ITB2’s Apeldoorn-based data center, with a calculated PUE of 1,07 has gained international recognition through the International Datacentres Award (BroadGroup) and the Data DatacenterDynamics EMEA Awards 2013. For its power supply, ITB2 utilizes wind energy (WaarborgWind).
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