Swiss Hosting Firm Gives Customers Secure, Data-Compliant Private Cloud Computing
Netrics Hosting wanted to offer a complete infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution to give customers their first step into the private cloud, while remaining compliant with strict data protection laws in Switzerland. The cloud service provider is working with the HP/Microsoft Frontline Partnership in building its swissVDC (Virtual Data Center), which will allow systems integrators to provision individual networks, servers, and storage. The solution consists of the HP CloudSystem with the Windows Server 2012 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 to manage the service in the secure private cloud. With the solution, Netrics has reduced server provisioning time from six hours to 20 minutes and improved server utilization from 50 percent to 80 percent. The firm is now in a position to expand its business without increasing staff numbers.