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Colocated Data Centres Ensure Reliable Security for the Bühler Group

Technologies from the Bühler Group are used to produce food, from pasta to chocolate to coffee, for two billion people every day. The IT environment supporting this massive operation needs to run reliably with minimal downtime and maintain security at every level. To meet that need, the Bühler Group invested in a colocated data centre, where connectivity is high and security is assured throughout the IT environment.

The Bühler Group is a massive global operation, with more than 13,000 employees worldwide operating in 140 countries. The company’s IT environment needs to be able to support that massive undertaking, while maintaining reliability and security at every level of the environment.

In order to minimise its risks and gain assurance that the company’s entire IT would be operated securely the Bühler Group initiated a project called SwissSafe to relocate its internal servers to external data centres, partnering with Interxion to guarantee the security the company needed.

Operating in a colocation data centre has given the Bühler team peace of mind in several areas. Interxion provides redundant power supply, emergency power generators, access controls and dedicated security teams. Interxion’s ISO certification 22301 for Business Continuity Management and BSI ISO 27001 for Information Security Management guarantees the highest level of security.

The bottom line: now that the Bühler Group operates its IT in a colocation data centre, the team no longer have to worry about security. And with upwards of 100 applications running in the new data centre, that’s a big relief.

Better yet, these benefits are provided without risk of downtime. Interxion’s service level agreements guarantee availability of at least 99.999 percent.

“Using an external data centre was the right choice for the Bühler Group. Above all, the overall package with Interxion is right. For us, this means: security, location, finances, services and last but not least, the collaboration.” Bruno Bedin, Head of Information Security of the Bühler Group and Project Manager

Bühler is a global provider of industry-leading process solutions for the grain milling industry, among other industries. The company provides technologies for the entire milling process, including intake, cleaning, moistening and grinding of raw products as well as weighing, packaging, loading and quality control of finished products. Of all the wheat milled across the globe, approximately 65 percent is processed on Bühler mills, making the company a major contributor to world nutrition. Every day, millions of people and thousands of companies rely on quality solutions and sustainable value-added services from Bühler across the entire value chain. For information, visit www.buhlergroup.com.