Moving the data center
In 2009, INEOS faced a series of challenges:
- The company needed to gain efficiency, after it had experienced an aggressive growth spurt which resulted in a quite complex business structure.
- In a globalized reality, business continuity needed to be improved.
- There was a need to transition from a managed application support model to a co-sourced one.
One of the first projects that came out of this, was the move from the US-based centralized data center to a European decentralized environment. To aid with that, INEOS sought a European partner who could dramatically improve security, availability, risk and disaster recovery, and who would fit nicely with INEOS’ own culture.
That’s when delaware came on board. By leveraging a standardized cloud platform, the time needed to provision resources dropped from weeks to days to hours. As such, scalability, flexibility, agility and cost efficiency were greatly improved. On top of that, the project was delivered on time and within budget without business disruption.