Transport company Bruhn Spedition has made the move from its own outdated server infrastructure to an IT infrastructure in the cloud. Cheops supervised the international project and now monitors Bruhn Spedition’s IT base in the Cheops Cloud. As a result, the company can count on an extremely flexible, reliable and uniform IT environment for all users in its four branches. This allows the company’s own IT department to concentrate on innovative software projects that create added value for the business.
“Our old servers, which were running at our headquarters in Lübeck, became unstable and the support for them gradually disappeared,” says Joachim Pinn, Managing Director at Bruhn Spedition. “We then could have decided to invest in new on-premises hardware, but we decided to move to the cloud. Cheops convinced us with their proposed approach, expertise and international scope.”
“As a company, we made a conscious decision to digitize and automate our processes,” explains Joachim Pinn. “Of course, this makes us more dependent on IT. It means our data and applications must always be available. By transferring our IT infrastructure to the cloud and having it managed centrally by Cheops, we have a much greater guarantee of continuity and we do not have to worry about any downtime. Moreover, we receive support for all aspects of our IT environment from a team of specialists. It is impossible for us to obtain all this expertise in-house. We now only need one internal employee who is responsible for the hardware and they can now go on holiday without any worries. Things used to be very different.”
Focus on development of software with added value
For Bruhn Spedition, opting for the current IT base with an infrastructure managed by Cheops was a very strategic decision. Joachim Pinn: “This enables us to concentrate on our core activities and six of our seven IT employees can now fully focus on software development instead of IT management.”