Bisnode specializes in providing data and analyses. As a European leader, the company operates in 18 countries, where it employs a total of 2,400 employees. The work consists of assisting companies in acquiring new customers and maintaining safe business relationships throughout the entire period of cooperation.
“The leasing contract for our IT environment was coming to an end. We had the choice to extend the contract with the purchase of the existing equipment or to purchase a new, better solution,” says Marek Dzięcioł, Director of IT Systems Management, Bisnode Polska.
Thinking about further expansion of the company, a decision was made to provide better quality of services. For this reason, Bisnode Polska has decided to invest in the modernization of the main Data Centre. After the decision has been made, the IT Department was involved in preparing the request for a new IT environment. It also contained an offer concerning its financing. From among various proposals, the best solution was presented by K3 System.
“We have proposed a solution consisting of a v3700 matrix and x3550 m5 rack servers. Under the contract, K3 System has delivered and implemented the equipment. Migration of data from the previous environment to new ones was done using the VMware VMotion solution, also proposed by our engineers. In addition, Bisnode received attractive terms of financing the new investment through the Lenovo leasing centre,” says Krzysztof Sołtys, Sales Team Manager, K3 System.
The new environment created for Bisnode included 4 machines with the same configuration, as well as 2 sets of hardware and shelves. This ensures full parity, which guarantees redundancy in the solution. The whole technical infrastructure has been connected with an Ethernet network with a 10 gigabit bandwidth. In addition, the same fees were kept, which resulted in the new platform achieving a 300% increase in company performance.
“The new investment will definitely be appreciated by our clients. The modernization of the IT environment means higher data security and easier access for clients. Now we have the ability to quickly dedicate databases for customers, which was not possible before. In such situations, we used cloud computing solutions offered by external companies. Now we carry out all the tasks on our own,” says Marek Dzięcioł, Director of IT Systems Management, Bisnode Polska.