ECCO Hosts Business Critical Services in CROC’s Hybrid Cloud
ECCO in Russia has consolidated most of its infrastructure and business-critical services in CROC’s hybrid cloud. A combination of public resources and colocation provides the desired flexibility, streamlines IT administration, and optimizes service support costs.
ECCO spent six months migrating business-critical services step-by-step from its premises to CROC Cloud. These included ERP, 1C-based financial system, analytical reporting system, e-mail and file services, as well as databases. Based on application operation specifics and architecture, the customer opted for either a public cloud or server equipment in CROC’s data center. Stable service operation and quick data replication were ensured by arranging a direct communication channel between the two sites.
The hybrid model turned out to be the perfect option to support a system landscape populated by legacy systems. Also, resource consolidation satisfied the requirements of the Danish company’s headquarters in Bredebro, allowing for quick expansion of computing capacity during peak loads.
"As part of ECCO’s global business, we follow internal standards and therefore host critical services in outsourcing data centers under professional operation. When choosing a provider, we consider its market reputation, data center specifications, operational reliability and continuity as evidenced by international certificates, and a customer-oriented approach. We have never had even the slightest doubt about our choice while working with CROC Cloud," said Dmitry Batsyuro, CIO, ECCO in Russia.
Although the public cloud does not host services experiencing peak loads (like e-commerce websites), the customer’s requirements included highly scalable infrastructure and transparent resource management. CROC Cloud therefore proved to be the optimum solution during the pandemic, when the retailer switched all staff to home working and lacked server capacity to provide remote access. As the workforce gradually came back offline, virtual machines were turned off and then on again, when self-isolation regime came back.
"ECCO’s pragmatic approach to outsourcing is exemplary. The company builds hybrid infrastructures and chooses custom data handling models, thus achieving high and stable service performance, as well as efficient use of data center capacity. A comprehensive strategy for application hosting saves the customer from infrastructure support and upgrade troubles," said Maxim Berezin, Business Development Director, CROC Cloud Services.
About CROC Cloud Services
CROC Cloud Services is a standalone CROC business unit that offers cloud services, managed В2В services, and commercial off-the-shelf products. The unit specializes in hosting and supporting customers’ business-critical services based on CROC’s proprietary platform and data centers, which are compliant with Uptime Institute Tier III “Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability” standards. In addition, the company is one of Russia’s Top-6 IaaS providers (CNews, 2019) and the most mature cloud service provider (TAdviser, 2018), offering the number one cloud platform in terms of flexibility and ease of use (TAdviser, 2017). Consequently, over 300 industry leaders entrust their services to CROC’s cloud.
ECCO is one of the world’s leading shoe brands, combining style and comfort with the use of top-quality leather and innovative technology. The highly responsible company owns and manages every aspect of the value chain, from leather and shoe manufacturing to wholesale and retail activities. ECCO products are sold in 99 countries via over 2,250 branded stores and more than 14,000 sales points. The family-owned company was founded in Denmark in 1963 and employs 21,300 people worldwide.