Oblako LLC chose ICL Cloud platform from ICL Services to place corporate email infrastructure for branded network of Arysh Mae retail stores.
When Oblako LLC needed to create a corporate Microsoft Exchange-based email with enhanced capabilities for Arysh Mae, the key requirements to the implementation were:
• Reliability of IT infrastructure for email server hosting;
• Flexible scaling option at load growth;
• Security of data and emails;
• Deployment of the infrastructure and data within the geographical availability (Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan).
Initially, both modernization of existing IT infrastructure and moving of the email service to the cloud were considered as possible variants. After a careful selection of cloud IT services suppliers, Oblako LLC decided to place servers and data in ICL Cloud Virtual Data Center.
ICL Cloud is a hybrid cloud platform based on advanced technologies of virtualization of computing systems, network, and data storage systems, which allows the user (system administrator) to independently create the required configurations of virtual infrastructure. Moreover, the affordable OpenStack and reliable for business VMware vCloud combine optimal performance with cost efficiency. A wide variety of information security products, including backup, secured access through SSL VPN, etc. is available for ICL Cloud users. ICL Cloud reliability is confirmed by STAR certificate issued by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
«We had special requirements to data placement in the cloud, and they were determined by the business of Oblako LLC and Arysh Mae, so we insisted on including them to our ICL Cloud services agreement,» notes Alexey Kislukhin, Director of Oblako LLC.
Flexible terms of cloud services provision, advertence to customers’ problems when they contact 24/7 technical support, as well as a wide variety of complementary services — that is what distinguishes ICL Cloud among other suppliers of similar services.
«ICL Cloud offers good first-line support and responsive Service Desk, and SLA 99.9 % with financial guarantees makes me confident about the trouble-free operation of the corporate email service I am responsible for!» says Adel Aminov, Head of IT Department at Oblako LLC.
Having provided ICL Services, a supplier of cloud services, with the tasks regarding deployment, support and development of a reliable computing platform, Oblako LLC obtained a beneficial surplus in IT service budget.
«Implementation of ICL Cloud resources instead of buying additional expensive servers allowed us to invest more in the development of our business, whereas we bear only operating expenses and only for those resources we really need today,» notes Alexey Kislukhin. «If tomorrow our business tasks require more computing resources, we will be able to timely get them on ICL Cloud platform. This is really handy! Anyway, we do not reject our own IT infrastructure, but will combine two approaches in order to achieve our targets.»
«We are very glad to have Oblako LLC as a customer of ICL Cloud services,» says Ruslan Vagizov, Chief Operating Officer at ICL Services. «I hope for a fruitful cooperation between our companies and count on monthly enlargement of the volume of such services delivery. I’m sure the innovative cloud platform ICL Cloud will help Oblako LLC to more efficiently move towards achievement of strategical targets of its business.»
About Oblako LLC
Oblako LLC is a specially created engineering and technical enterprise. One of its business lines is a project on sale of equipment sets for retail trade connection to USAIS, which allows ensuring the sale of legally manufactured alcoholic products in licensed points of sales all over Tatarstan. Such automated systems record the sales data of over 200,000 cash registers all over Russia, 7,200 of which are fitted with USAIS equipment in Tatarstan; the contribution of Oblako LLC to the federal law implementation — 709 sets of equipment. The supplied equipment includes several variants of PC, special retail equipment — bar-code scanner, fiscal data recorder or till slip printers, special in-house software, Jakarta (e-signature of a customer − legal person). Oblako’s extensive customer base includes not only the brand retail stores Arysh Mae, but also multiple customers of various formats in various cities, towns, and villages of the Republic.
About ICL Services
ICL Services (http://icl-services.com/
) is a pioneer of professional IT outsourcing in Russia. The company has been operating in the market both in Russia and globally since 2006. ICL Services has about 1,000 employees working successfully with over 50 major clients from 26 countries providing IT maintenance services 24 hours 7 days a week in Russian, English, French and German. ICL Services is a laureate of the Innovation Time 2015 Award in the nomination ‘Technological Innovation of the Year’ in the field of information technology. ICL Services is named among Top 5 Russia’s IT service providers on The Global Outsourcing 100 list by the IAOP.