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CROC's Cloud Now Hosts Rusagro's IT Infrastructure

28.03.2016 2 minutes 49

Rusagro Holding has moved part of its IT infrastructure to CROC’s cloud, thus optimizing its equipment costs and improving IT infrastructure fault tolerance

In mid-2015, Rusagro started moving its entire Moscow office, including the migration of the data center that ensured the operation of a dozen basic software applications and services. Unfortunately, the new business center did not have enough space for redundant power supply units and therefore could not guarantee uninterrupted infrastructure operation—a situation that represented a financial and reputational risk for the company.

Since its computing equipment was close to the end of its service life, the customer decided to move its IT infrastructure to CROC’s cloud instead of buying new hardware and looking for suitable space.

CROC audited and then quickly moved the customer’s IT infrastructure. Following the results of the audit, the specialists made a list of recommendations, specifying which services to move first and which to abandon as superfluous. In addition, the CROC team, jointly with the customer’s representatives, designed a new network infrastructure for the part being moved to the cloud in order to prevent any service operation issues in the future.

«Remarkably, we became convinced in the public cloud’s fault tolerance, even at the migration stage. Having moved the systems supporting regional offices, we suddenly faced a backbone communication link failure in the old building. Unlike the Moscow office, which had not yet migrated at the time of the accident, regional offices continued to operate normally by connecting to cloud-based IT systems,» said Pavel Kudryavtsev, Head of Technical Support and IT System Administration Department, Rusagro.

«Most customers prefer to migrate specific services with dynamic load, rather than move their entire infrastructure to the cloud. However, we are seeing more and more integrated migration projects—a fact which, in our opinion, shows both the maturity of cloud services and a shift in the mindset of CIOs of Russian companies,» noted Maxim Berezin, Head of CROC’s Virtual Data Center.

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