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ScanPlus cements its place as one of Europe’s leading providers of managed cloud services.

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  1. 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Challenge ScanPlus GmbH ranks amongst the leading European providers for managed cloud services, bringing innovation to the marketplace with new products. Using German and Swiss-based data centers and a Europe-wide IP backbone, the company delivers carrier-grade cloud services. Its business model is lean and agile. With more than 140 employees ScanPlus serves over 500 customers, including upper mid-size companies and large service provider like Deutsche Telekom. Based on the latest Cisco technology, ScanPlus is producing a portfolio of highly available and secure cloud services especially tailored for medium-sized enterprises. “Here we are speaking about outsourcing,” says ScanPlus managing director and co-founder, Jürgen Hörmann. “For this our customers’ first priority is high level confidence in our company and production stack, which is state-of-the-art. Mid- sized companies are prepared to enter the Enterprise Cloud. This is now starting to happen.” Technology choice plays a key role in this success. “Cisco helps make cloud operations simpler to manage, better protected, and easier to scale,” adds Hörmann. Solution The four ScanPlus data centers use Cisco® blade servers and Cisco Nexus® switches with VMware virtualization and EMC storage. Each setup can handle 4000 servers and 8000 virtual desktop enviroments. All sites are linked by Deutsche Telekom IP/MPLS networking. Privacy is assured by Cisco Web Security and firewalls. As a Cisco Master Service Provider, ScanPlus makes sure its data centers are regularly updated with the latest Cisco products and future-oriented technologies. ScanPlus has developed its own range of business cloud offers. These include Managed Mail Services, Managed Security Services, Managed Workplace, Managed Private Cloud, Back-up to the Cloud, and a Self-Service Portal. These high quality products are labelled ‘Made in Germany’ and support managed IT services for business customers of Deutsche Telekom. The company invests massively in training and further education of its employees, especially in the area of Cisco technology. This includes a triennial development program for up to thirty IT specialists, paving the way to the ScanPlus Professional Academy in the future. Customer Case Study Getting More from the Cloud ScanPlus cements its place as one of Europe’s leading providers of managed cloud services Customer Name: ScanPlus GmbH Industry: Service provider Location: Germany and Europe Number of Employees: 140 Challenge • Create high-end carrier-grade platform for designing new cloud offers • Ensure scalability without problems, even at highest workload • Achieve best possible availability with easiest levels of administration • Manage all components in an integrated, scalable, and modular fashion Solution • Cisco Unified Computing System with Cisco networking and security Results • Integrated management of complete production stack • Near horizontal scalability with always‑on operation • Low energy consumption due to extremely high density • More staff resources due to easier administration and problem‑free production © 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 1 of 2
  2. 2. “Our people spend less time and effort on administration and can concentrate more on creating new services. So, we can grow all areas of the business without any problems.” Jürgen Hörmann Managing Director and Founder ScanPlus Customer Case Study Results Cloud powered by Cisco technology gives ScanPlus a competitive edge. “Our people spend less time and effort on administration and can concentrate more on creating new services,” says Hörmann. “So, we can grow all areas of the business without any problems. Of course we run IPv6 on our platforms and in certain areas also software-defined networking across data center borders.” ScanPlus sees plenty of business potential in the cloud and will also rely on proven Cisco technology in the future. Jürgen Hörmann says: “Our cloud production runs excellently, even with enormous growth rates. In 2014 more than 200 new companies placed their trust in us. We can certainly say that cloud is accepted by the market.” ScanPlus expects to grow to between 300 and 400 employees by 2018. For More Information To learn more about the Cisco solutions featured in this case study, visit Product List Data Center •• Cisco UCS® C-Series products and UCS B-Series Blade Servers Routing and Switching •• Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches •• Cisco Catalyst® 2960, 4500, and 6500 Series Switches •• Cisco ASR 1000 and 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers Security •• Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance •• Cisco Web Security Appliance © 2015 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Printed in the UK ES/0115 Page 2 of 2 Americas Headquarters Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Asia Pacific Headquarters Cisco Systems (USA) Pte. Ltd. Singapore Europe Headquarters Cisco Systems International BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cisco has more than 200 offices worldwide. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed on the Cisco Website at Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: Third party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (1110R)