Case study

Kapsch takes consumption-based route to data center refresh

When Austrian IT service provider, Kapsch BusinessCom, needed to refresh its data center storage it wanted a flexible method that would enable it to pass on benefits to its customers. Kapsch chose to purchase the new HPE 3PAR solutions via the HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity pay-per-use model.

Challenge

Need for storage refresh
Austrian company, Kapsch BusinessCom, is a member of the Kapsch Group and supports companies in taking their business performance to the next level and developing new business models. As a leading partner in digitalization, the company operates as a consultant, system supplier, and service provider. Kapsch BusinessCom is the ideal partner for keeping abreast of rapidly evolving digital technologies thanks to its widespread expertise in handling large quantities of data and matters of security, in addition to the valuable experience gained from successful implementation of a variety of use cases across numerous industries. The company's comprehensive portfolio in Austria, Romania, and the DACH region includes technology solutions for intelligent and - most importantly - secure ICT infrastructure along with smart building technology, media and security technology, and outsourcing services.
Kapsch BusinessCom services more than 17,000 customers both locally and globally, including Allianz, Erste Bank, �BB, OMV, ORF, and Vodafone. In the fiscal year 2017/2018, Kapsch BusinessCom generated revenue of approximately EUR 318 million with its 1,200 employees.
Data is the company's most precious commodity and it is buried deep in the mountains in the earthDATAsafe (eDs) high-availability data center, located in a system of old tunnels in the Austrian town of Kapfenberg. This "data safe" is 150 meters deep and it is divided into eight security zones, surrounded and protected by millions of cubic meters of rock, with comprehensive video monitoring and access control.