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Terrakom is standardising its infrastructure to simplify its go-to-market strategy for cloud applications

Terrakom is standardising its infrastructure to simplify its go-to-market strategy for cloud applications

Croatian cable and fixed-line provider Terrakom has tapped IBM’s converged infrastructure and storage offerings for its soon-to-be-launched infrastructure as a service. According to Terrakom, which entered the cloud market two years ago with two high-profile acquisitions, the infrastructure platform will simplify the company’s existing hardware estate and incur “significant cost savings.”

Terrakom was founded in 2010 as a telecommunications and cable service provider, and in 2011 acquired hosting and cable operators Novi Kod and Insula Media to strengthen its service portfolio and branch out into new markets.

Since January this year the company has been providing managed IT services and traditional hosting, and it said standardising its datacentre infrastructure would simplify its go-to-market for new cloud applications it plans to roll out over the next few years.

“Earlier this year we entered a market segment which is new for us – managed server and web hosting services. To tap the growth opportunities in this area and after a thorough testing process we selected IBM Flex System. We put a special focus on IBM’s advanced system management features, energy and space savings,” said Andrej Kalanović, member of the management board at Terrakom.

“With the new IT infrastructure, we reduced our hardware inventory by 60 per cent and increased our efficiency by 35 per cent,” he said, adding that the company has also reduced its energy consumption and incurred “significant cost savings” as a result.

Some of the infrastructure will also be used to deploy voice services, though Terrakom has suggested that most of the infrastructure will be used to provision and support cloud services for businesses.

IBM has partnered with a number of telecommunication service providers as they move to deploy an increasing number of cloud services. Earlier this year the company partnered with Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services (VMS) to build an end-to-end, cloud-based mobile computing platform, and recently moved to partner with larger incumbents like AT&T and Deutsche Telekom on mobile application development offerings for business customers.

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