Case studies

Sweco Engineering chooses colocation at Polcom Data Center

Industry:Design and advisory services within civil engineering
Key service:Colocation

Sweco Engineering is a part of a Swedish Sweco group which is one of the largest designing and consulting companies in Europe and brings together almost 16,000 engineers and architects, executes projects in about 70 countries all over the world and achieves a net turnover of 18.7 MLN SEK.


Lower costs of hardware infrastructure maintenance and preservation of continuity of action of the IT platform were the key factors which contributed to the decision about IT infrastructure migration to Polcom Data Center in Skawina.

One’s own server room requires from the company administrative, financial and IT engagement. Such factors as air-conditioning costs, choice of appropriate place, ensuring proper ambient conditions, telecommunications links or ensuring independent sources of electricity cause many companies to decide on outsourcing within the framework of the colocation service. The same situation was in case of Sweco Engineering Sp. z o.o. The previous server room of the company was located in Kraków, however, the risk of unforeseen failures (power cuts or cooling system failures) created an excessive risk of interruption of the operation. Taking into consideration the scope and type of company’s activity, the effects of such power cuts could contribute to, among other things, generation of additional costs.



That is why the decision about colocation of servers to Polcom contributed to the increase in security of data and the whole IT infrastructure.

The risk of failure at the data center has been reduced to a minimum. The colocated devices have been placed under supervision (24/7/365).

Polcom Data Center is equipped with UPS systems (which guarantee work without electrical power from a power grid), the Ethernet network which guarantees availability of the servers in Poland and abroad, and it is also located in a secure zone, far from communicational and natural dangers. Polcom’s services meet international standards of providing colocation services and guarantee the highest security level.

Key results and benefits

Cost optimization

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

Minimized risk of failure

Minimized risk of failure.

Increase in security of IT infrastructure

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

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.


On an everyday basis, we try to exploit the latest technological solutions supporting business development in order to manage our resources in a more efficient way. I may boldly say that colocation of our servers to Polcom enabled us to increase security of our IT infrastructure.

An array of security features, elements of physical protection or the very location of Polcom Data Center on a completely secure area are the factors which we could not ensure ourselves while maintaining reasonable costs. Optimization of the investment expenditures connected with the maintenance of the server room is equally significant. We decided to choose Polcom because in our opinion it has the greatest experience in the field of colocation services and perfect technical facilities.

Marcin Nawara IT Team Manager at Sweco Engineering

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