LeasePlan Infrastructure Services (LPIS) was formed in 2002 to provide centralised IT systems and services for LeasePlan Corporation, reducing costs and building a single delivery platform to help the group follow through on its globalisation plans. “We host LeasePlan’s core IT infrastructure, so if you’re leasing a car, completing a deal, invoicing and so on, it’s done through systems and applications that are hosted and managed by us,” explained Ashok Davé, Head of Operations at LPIS. The new business required a state-of the-art, highly available and scalable data centre that met stringent physical and data security criteria.
We renewed our contract with Interxion as a direct result of the service and experience they delivered to us over the first five years of the relationship
Head of Operations, LPIS
Rather than build and operate its own data centre, LPIS colocated with Interxion Ireland. The initial agreement was made in 2002, and it was recently renewed and extended. “We renewed our contract with Interxion as a direct result of the service and experience they delivered to us over the first five years of the relationship. Not only can they provide the footprint we need for our infrastructure, they can also facilitate offices for our full-time team who manage the data centre environment.
We have guaranteed state-of-the-art technology, technical support and industry experience.”The highest levels of security are vital to LPIS: As a leasing organisation, LeasePlan Corporation has a banking license and as such, regulatory compliance, as well as the standards of governance and security around that, are very high. We are audited every year, so the physical and operational security is clearly very important for us.
The security measures taken at the site mean we are never at risk. We can always rely on Interxion – they have helped us make business-critical changes and continue to deliver a very professional service and support, ensuring the smooth running of our systems. The building and computing environment have always exceeded the standards we expect, so extending our contract for another five years was a sound and cost-effective business decision.