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Korablik Migrates IT Infrastructure and Online Store to CROC Cloud

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Korablik, a nationwide children’s product retailer, has migrated its entire infrastructure of 175 stores across Russia (including ERP, CRM, 1С apps, and an online store) to a hybrid cloud powered by CROC Cloud Services. Seamless migration went unnoticed by both users and customers and resulted in uninterrupted and powerful services, allowing for the halving of spending on computing resources over the next five years.  

Relocating apps and the online store to the CROC Cloud Services data center is part of the retailer’s business development strategy, including e-commerce operations. The project aimed to accelerate cloud-based services and optimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) for outsourcing infrastructure.

«While 15 leading Russian providers bid for this project, CROC Cloud Services’ proposal was the most compelling in terms of resource utilization and cost, with one option being flexible processing capacity management with 1 GHz step. That alone helped us use server capacity more effectively and deploy business-critical services without extra costs,» said Artem Elizarov, CIO, Korablik.

Korablik’s business apps and client services are running on dedicated equipment in CROC’s data center, with the provider also undertaking to instantly provision public cloud resources during peak loads. Migration was performed in parallel with the network infrastructure upgrade that sped up data transfer between the customer’s offices, warehouses, and CROC’s data center. Now, CROC Cloud Services administers hardware and network solutions and virtualization systems.

«Hybrid clouds are best-fit for large retailers, helping them attain the sweet spot between powerful performance and cost effectiveness. Since each project is unlike any other, auditing is a must before any migration. This can either involve a quick check-up, which we perform free of charge, or a comprehensive examination of infrastructure, business systems and processes, followed by system optimization recommendations and a step-by-step migration roadmap,» said Nikita Vasiliev, Service Expert, 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 business-critical customer services based on CROC’s proprietary platform and data centers, which are compliant with Uptime Institute Tier III “Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability” standard. In addition, the company is one of Russia’s Top 6 IaaS providers and No. 1 in cloud service quality (CNews, 2020), as well as 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 550 industry leaders entrust their services to CROC Сloud.

About Korablik

OOO Korablik-R is one of the leading children's product retail chains in Russia and the winner of the Golden Teddy Bear national children’s products industry award in the Store of the Year category and Customer Awards. Customer care is our top priority; therefore, we offer the best products and service to improve every family’s quality of life.

The first Korablik store was opened in Moscow in 2000. Today, the company runs 175 stores covering an extensive range of Russian cities and offering fresh food, diapers and other children’s hygiene products, toys, clothing and footwear, furniture, strollers, as well as many other own-brand high quality products and world-famous brands.

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