On track with Dynamic Services: by leveraging T-Systems’ resources and expertise, Swiss Federal Railroad (SBB) is able to concentrate on its core competencies.
SBB – Swiss Federal Railroad: Access to scalable IT resources
Every year, Swiss Federal Railroad (SBB) transports over 350 million passengers and around 50 million net tonnes of freight. To ensure everything and everyone arrives in the right place at the right time, Switzerland’s leading travel and transport company needs reliable, high-performance IT systems. That’s why SBB decided to outsource its IT infrastructure to T-Systems. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary assumed responsibility for the entire central infrastructure, with data centers, mainframes, databases, storage systems, security solutions, and server farms, plus disaster recovery. Moreover, the ICT service provider is tasked with the operation of mission-critical platforms and applications. This includes the system used to control all the train movements on the rail network. A dual-core strategy is deployed to ensure high availability: all applications and data are mirrored in two data centers at different locations.
No need for capital expenditure on hardware and software
SBB has made a strategic decision to migrate its IT to a T-Systems’ Dynamic Services platform. This delivers scalable resources in accordance with fluctuating demand – and at very short notice: additional capacity can be made available within three days. “With this service, we reap the benefits of unparalleled flexibility, without having to operate our own infrastructure.” That’s how Andreas Blum sums up the advantages of Dynamic Services, helping SBB avoid expensive idle capacity designed for peak load. His company only pays for the services it actually uses, and enjoys savings of up to 30 percent in comparison to conventional solutions. What’s more, there is no need for capital expenditure on hardware and software.
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