HeidelbergCement’s operations require alignment across its dozens of sites to ensure sharp allocation of resources.
The company already operated their own data centre at their headquarters in Heidelberg, and colocated some hardware at Interxion in Frankfurt. As demands for availability, security and efficiency increased, the company expanded its presence in Interxion’s data centre to meet its growing needs.
While the company continues developing an IT infrastructure best-fit for their long-term business goals, all of its applications requiring 24/7 run-time will sit in the Interxion data centre in Frankfurt and their data centre in Heidleberg will remain open in tandem with Interxion operations.
HeidelbergCement sites across the globe can connect to the closest Interxion data centre, spanning 11 countries, allowing the company to run applications via Interxion’s cross-connects much faster than if connecting only to Heidelberg. Applications vital to the corporate process, such as the central ERP, email and office systems, all run non-stop at the colocation centre.