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CROC's Cloud Hosting Televend Smart Vending Platform

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In order to strengthen its position in the Russian market, Intis, an international developer of automation products, has opted for CROC Cloud to host Televend, its flagship telemetry system for vending machines.

The system analyzes and handles a huge number of transactions every day (including fiscal) for 200k+ vending machines around the globe in real time. Since this is a business-critical service for Intis, cloud platform resilience, regulatory compliance, and scalability were of particular importance.

Software migration to the cloud has created a win-win-win situation. Centralized management enables Intis to provide high quality service. Furthermore, owners of vending machines powered by Televend can reduce IT costs and simplify logistics processes, while consumers can enjoy a full range of fresh products.

Televend is an IoT system that helps vending machine owners optimize day-to-day operations by stock tracking, expiry date monitoring, delivery routing, spot profitability analysis, remote configuration management of vending machines, and a mobile wallet option for users. Today, big companies like Petro Service, a vending machine supplier, as well as small Russian retailers and developers, use the platform.

Televend has a cloud-native architecture, which means the system was originally designed as a cloud-ready platform. In Russia, Intis is now hosting its platform in the public cloud in order to comply with local data storage and wire transfer regulations.

«CROC Cloud Services stands out among cloud providers for its customer-focused approach and high-quality service. Moreover, we are impressed with the cloud platform’s maturity, performance, and security measures. We can be confident in the quality of the system, without the need for any audits, since CROC is annually recertified for PCI DSS compliance,» said Mladen Damjanovic, Project Manager for Russia, Intis.

«Cloud computing is economically feasible when business apps and services experience non-constant load with express load peaks. This is exactly the case with vending systems. In fact, mornings and afternoons are the busiest hours for vending machines in office premises. At the same time, such machines are very common in crowded areas like railway stations and airports and therefore have to be available 24×7. The cloud platform is best suited for this type of IoT solution thanks to lower infrastructure expenses, high service reliability, and round-the-clock support,» said Maxim Berezin, 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 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 Intis

Established in 1989, INTIS is a Televend vendor and active contributor to engineering and automation of the most resource-intensive technological processes in the manufacturing, energy, road facility and traffic, telecom, IT, and banking sectors. With its seven branches, Intis is constantly present throughout all five continents. Committed to developing products using the most advanced technology, Intis keeps pace with the latest electronics and computing trends.

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