Case Study: Unicard

UK provider of Smart Ticketing Solutions chooses Datanet for hosting.

Summary

Client:

Unicard

Industry:

Smart Ticket Solutions

blue logo of unicard

Business Challenge:

Looking for an additional data centre to meet their client’s requirements for resilience across three disparate sites.

Technology Solution:

Datanet provide Unicard with a full 47U rack in our Fleet data centre.

Business Results:

  • Rack comes with high power and high bandwidth allocation
  • Datanet’s industry recognised very high levels of support, reliability and flexibility.

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Unicard

Unicard is a leading provider of transport management solutions enabling public sector and private transport operators to launch and manage their own ticketing schemes from single usage or concession, to multimodal and multi-operator configurations.

The Business Challenge

Unicard were looking for an additional data centre to meet their client’s requirements for resilience across three disparate sites. They previously had two UK data centre sites and one in Bulgaria but wanted to make sure that the new facility was near London allowing them to host their servers their way. For Unicard it was about finding somewhere within a commutable distance, an hour’s travel as they offer a 24x7x365 solution and so wanted to be able to make sure they could get there within a relatively short time. Based in Ferndown meant proximity was important. Also, they were looking to make sure that the price was right and that the offering was right and the facilities were right. Unicard were also looking for ISO27001 and the requirements around the tiering for redundant power, redundant lines and everything expected from a tier 3 facility. For Steve Harrington, Head of Operations says: “it’s a case of I believe in the 3 site rules, so I looked up different data centres and looked for different reviews from different sources. You guys came back with positive feedback from people. Your location was good for us and your pricing was spot on. So that is pretty much why”. The full audio interview with Steve Harrington is available here.

Datanet’s Solution

Datanet provide Unicard with a full 47U rack in our Fleet data centre. This rack comes with high power and high bandwidth allocation and Datanet’s industry recognised very high levels of support, reliability and flexibility.

“Location, reliability, flexibility and of course the price were all important to this leading provider of transport management solutions for public sector and private transport operators to launch and manage their own ticketing schemes.”

Steve Harrington, Head of Operations, Unicard

Audio Interview with Unicard.

Datanet – Helping Your Business

Datanet is the London Edge Sustainable Data Centre for your rack, colocation and hosting requirements. We blend everything you need into a simple affordable All-In-One package with our large 47U cabinets, diverse power feeds and dual redundant 1Gb or 10Gb Internet connections as standard.

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