“With CA Technologies solutions, we can leverage leading cloud computing and data protection solutions from the same vendor,” said Francis Lim, Group IT Manager, Eurokars Group. “The single platform will ease existing application management issues, and provide more predictable and sustainable total cost of ownership.”
The Eurokars Group distributorship represents Porsche, Rolls-Royce motorcars, MINI, Saab and Mazda in Singapore and Porsche, Roll-Royce motorcars, BMW (Western Jakarta), Mazda (North and South Jakarta) and 3M vehicle-related products in Indonesia. With 650 employees across two countries, Eurokars Group needed to strengthen its IT service delivery infrastructure as it expanded into new regions and added more innovative services to its portfolio. The IT team wanted to speed up provisioning of new compute resources and gain visibility into IT resource forecasts. A reliable disaster recovery component had become imperative as well.
“We have a unique approach called Business Service Innovation that helps our customers to transition from merely managing and maintaining IT to delivering new services that help meet today’s fast-changing business demands,” said Victor Cheng, vice president, Asia South, CA Technologies. “To help customers make this transition, we offer solutions that accelerate, transform and secure IT across a wide range of platforms and environments helping to improve efficiencies, drive innovation and reduce risk.”
Deploying both the CA AppLogic platform and CA ARCserve solutions will cut the company’s yearly hardware budget by 15-20 percent over each of the next two years, said Lim.
A private cloud enabled by the CA AppLogic platform will free Eurokars Group from the complexity of underlying operating systems, while improving hardware resource utilization rates. A per-processor licensing model ensures predictable linear software costs during future expansion, and pre-configured server templates allow new applications to go live much more quickly. Additionally, the solution’s built-in ability to add capacity caters to Eurokars’ anticipated growth.
With CA ARCserve solutions, Eurokars Group can implement its growth strategy with more control, reliability and efficiency. CA ARCserve centralizes network-wide backup of the company’s mission-critical applications, and replicates application data from production systems to an active standby system for disaster recovery purposes. High availability functionality in the CA ARCserve solution enables Eurokars Group to automatically switch over to the secondary data center during a major infrastructure failure, thereby helping to avoid the disruption of critical business activities.