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POLARIS colocates servers at Polcom Data Center

Industry:production, industry, distribution
Key service:Colocation

Polaris Polska is a part of an American concern Polaris Industries Inc. established in 1954 which deals with designing, producing and sales of modern, high-quality off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles as well as electric and hybrid road vehicles. Polaris is one of the world sales leaders in the industry. Yearly, it achieves a net income of around USD 172.5 MLN. It employs around 12,000 workers altogether. The production plant in Opole is one and only production plant of off-road vehicles located in Europe.

Challenge

Building and maintaining one’s own server room requires from the company financial and IT engagement as well as employment of specialized personnel.

Lower costs of hardware infrastructure maintenance, continuity of operations of the IT platform and minimized risk of failure were the key factors which contributed to the decision about colocating IT infrastructure to Polcom Data Center.

For production enterprises, guarantee of continuity of operations of IT systems responsible for production processes is particularly important.

 

Solution

Unforeseen failures and lack of appropriate 24/7 support may result in the interruption of the production process and, as a consequence, be a source of costs related to the stoppage of work of employees and machines which are difficult to evaluate.

That is why the international company producing off-road vehicles Polaris, while opening its first plant in Europe located in Opole, decided to colocate its servers to Polcom Data Center.

Many testimonials of Polcom within the scope of colocation services, guarantee of the highest level of security of the centers and numerous certificates were acknowledged by the company.

The colocated devices of Polaris were put under supervision (24h/365 days a year), whereas the risk of failure at the data center was reduced to a minimum. The UPS systems thanks to which operations without power supply from an external power grid are possible, round-the-clock helpdesk and location in a secure area far from communication and natural dangers contributed to the increase in security of data and the whole IT infrastructure.

It was also important that Polcom meets international standards for data security management and has the following certificates: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2017, ISO 27017:2015

 

Key results and benefits

Cost optimization

The colocation of servers of Polaris to Polcom Data Center contributed to the reduction of the investment costs connected with the maintenance of the company’s own server room.

Minimized risk of production downtime

Maintenance of production continuity is essential for the proper functioning of Polaris. Limited risk of failure protects the company against generation of additional costs.

Increase in the security of the IT platform

An array of security features and the highest care for the server room protection guarantee the availability and preservation of the continuity of action of the IT infrastructure.

Core business support

Entrusting a specialized unit with the maintenance of IT infrastructure enabled the company to concentrate on the fundamental aspects of its activity.

company

Colocation of our servers to Polcom Data Center enabled us to increase the level of IT infrastructure safety, which directly influences the production process continuity. Thanks to that we are certain that the possibility of failure has been limited to a minimum.

It’s worth emphasizing the fact that transferring IT infrastructure to the data center enabled us to reduce investment costs connected with the maintenance of the server room. In our opinion, Polcom has the greatest experience in the area of colocation services and perfect technical facilities, and it meets international standards related to data security while paying attention to relationships based on partnership.

Bartosz Wójcik PC and Device Support Lead, Polaris

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