Now, more than ever, companies are looking at their digital journey. Whether that means a transition to the cloud, improving security, moving existing servers into a data centre, or taking advantage of emerging technologies like AI or Big Data, or some combination of these things, digital transformation is top of the agenda for many CIOs.
Digital transformation usually requires the integration of multiple technologies and applications – often from numerous vendors. Acquiring, designing and implementing these technologies is a task unto itself, along with the ongoing management of the resulting environment. Juggling invoices from software, hardware, data centre and connectivity providers to ensure they align with the solution can also be a nightmare, particularly for smaller companies.
Minimizing these types of headaches for CIOs Freedomtech does best. Freedomtech, a London-based system integrator and internet infrastructure provider, listens to their customers’ digital needs, then recommend and implements the appropriate solutions, whether in a single data centre, or in multiple facilities worldwide. Freedomtech believe that the alignment of new platforms and business models is critical to a successful digital transformation strategy.
When the customer solution requires enhanced internet connectivity, more often than not, Freedomtech turns to Cogent Communications to supply the bandwidth. Cogent is a global, Tier-1 ISP, offering dedicated internet access and IP Transit solutions in over 208 markets across 47 countries, including in over 1300 carrier neutral data centres. Cogent’s low price and broad reach make it an ideal connectivity solution for most applications.
One of Freedomtech’s customers, a worldwide leading VPN organization, needed to overcome their privacy and utilisation concerns, as well enhance the transparency, security and ownership of their infrastructure. Freedomtech helped them migrate from a multiple disperse vendor cloud environment to an on-premise customer owned infrastructure, housed in 21 data centres in multiple cities across the world.
After designing the solution, Freedomtech acquired the power and footprint in multiple data centres. They then preconfigured the blade servers, in their lab environment, with the necessary operating system, subnets, security and globally custom shipped this hardware to each data centre to be installed into the racks. Within each data centre, Freedomtech uses multiple 10Gbps ports from Cogent with a total capacity of 40 Gbps per site to provide connectivity for the solution. Freedomtech also has lower bandwidth management ports at each location, enabling their technical staff to manage the entire system on behalf of their end customer.
The end customer has one invoice – and one number to call for 24/7 support and project management. The rollout of 21 sites was deployed within a record breaking 3 months, within budget and significantly ahead of schedule.
About Freedomtech Solutions
Freedomtech’s key objective is to help organisations achieve better business outcomes by utilising emerging and innovative technology solutions. Our core focus encompasses Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Big Data technologies, coupled with the supply and delivery of IT Infrastructure (Cisco, HPE, DELL, IBM, Veeam, Nutanix, VMWare & Pure Storage) and Data Centre & Cloud services - we assist C-Level executives to explore how best to overcome business challenges through technology.
Freedomtech Solutions is headquartered in Central London, UK with a global reach of engineering and technology resource.
More info: https://freedomtech.solutions
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“By working collaboratively with Cogent, we were able to provide our customer with a complete and holistic solution to meet their needs and further increasing efficiency by 40% whilst making significant cost savings,” said Colin Woods, CEO and Co-Founder of Freedomtech.
“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Cogent to expand this customer’s infrastructure, as well as on additional implementations for other customers.”