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MTF builds georedundant data centersfor IWC

The renowned Schaffhausen watch manufacturer IWC relies on maximum availability and security for its own IT systems. In cooperation with the MTF Swiss Cloud specialists, the leading watch manufacturer is changing its IT system to two geo-redundant data centers specially created for IWC, which are based on MTF Datacenter technology.

Highlights

  • Two own, georedundant data centers with real-time redundancy
  • State-of-the-art data center technology enables IT as a Service
  • Highest performance thanks to SSD and latest processors
  • Support of the data centers jointly by IWC and MTF
  • Highest flexibility and security guaranteed by modern technology
  • Complete software through defined computer center
  • Flexible and fast expansion options thanks to completely virtualized data centers

"Together with MTF, we have developed a tailor-made data centre solution for our needs. Thanks to the software-defined data centres, the high availability, security and flexibility of our IT systems have been massively increased. The long-standing partnership with MTF is an important cornerstone in enabling us to continue developing digitization in our company."

Michael Schneider | Associate Director IT & Security | IWC Schaffhausen AG

Flexibility, security and georedundanthigh availability

challenge

With the construction of the new production and technology centre at the new Merishausertal site, IWC is creating the latest manufacturing technologies with the highest quality and precision for existing as well as new IWC manufactory plants. The strategic expansion for four hundred qualified employees requires not only the latest production technology but also state-of-the-art IT systems for a trouble-free, modern production process. Constant availability and high security are important success factors for the luxury watch company in the age of digitalization. The flexible handling of IT resources must also be guaranteed in order to meet new requirements as efficiently as possible in the future.

resolution

The two georedundant data centres implemented by IWC and MTF guarantee maximum availability, even in the event of large-scale disasters. The two redundant data centers are completely identical. In the worst-case scenario, each of the data centers can take over the entire operation on its own. Thanks to the software-based technology, new security functions or services can be implemented within a few minutes. MTF's comprehensive 7x24-hour service offers support and assistance for technical challenges at all times, even in exceptional situations. The data centers implemented for IWC are the same high-class technology that is available to SMEs in the MTF Business Cloud.

IWC Schaffhausen,Branch of Richemont Int. SA

The International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, founded in 1868 by an American watchmaker pioneer, produces high-quality mechanical timepieces. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer employs over 750 people and has been owned by the Swiss luxury goods group Richemont since 2000. With its passion for innovative solutions and technical inventiveness, IWC Schaffhausen has made a name for itself internationally. As one of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC creates masterpieces of haute horlogerie that combine engineering and precision with exclusive design.

100 TB
Company data protected

2
local georedundant data centers

SSD
All Flash Storage Solution

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