Secure global corporate networks (WAN) with IP VPN
The foundation of the IP VPN IntraSelect solution by T-Systems is a managed VPN based on MPLS (multi-protocol label switching). It enables the prioritization of crucial applications and guarantees secure access to centralized applications and multi-cloud connections.
MPLS-based site linkage
The IP VPN IntraSelect service is a modular toolset of connectivity solutions for site coupling, mobility and extranet. IntraSelect Fixed Connect is especially suited to connecting medium-sized and large company sites via MPLS and in any situation that demands high availability, security and transmission quality.
Cost-effective connection of small sites
IntraSelect Remote Connect connects home offices and mobile employees with the company network securely. Additionally, optimized VPN platforms especially for the connection of branch offices are available.
Fast, high-performance connection of various cloud platforms
Dynamic cloud sourcing is becoming increasingly important for IT strategies. However, companies often underestimate the complexity of achieving a secure, high-performance connection between VPN and the relevant cloud services. With modular cloud connectivity services, T-Systems makes connecting to the cloud quick, secure, and based on the specifications of the respective cloud provider. Depending on the cloud and application, the connection is either private via MPLS or Ethernet for technically demanding applications or secured via the internet for connections that do not require a quality of service.
Phonak develops, manufactures and markets highly advanced hearing aids and wireless acoustics solutions. Established 60 years ago, the company is headquartered in Stäfe, Switzerland. It offers a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art technologies for people with hearing impairments, plus products for studio and security communications, the tourism sector, and for noise protection. Phonak is a part of the global Sonova Group, employs more than 6,800 staff at 40 subsidiaries, and is represented in more than 100 countries.
Establish a robust, high-performance corporate network
Streamline voice communications and data exchange worldwide
Migrate to a standard solution
Create an ICT solution that can scale in line with business growth
Improve support for sales by means of a centralized and harmonized IT landscape
Implementation and operation of an MPLS WAN
Centralized application operations with prioritization of time-sensitive data
Transfer of responsibility to T-Systems for operation of heterogeneous legacy networks (simple Internet VPN solutions)
Reduced latency through local Internet break-outs
Access speeds of 2 to 10 Mb/s, depending on requirements
24/7 availability with central around-the-clock monitoring
Single point of contact and service desk
Number of incidents and incident duration halved
Speed of administrative workflows doubled
Future-proof solution with investment protection through quick-and-simple integration of new sites in the event of acquisitions or restructuring
Responsiveness to changing market needs or structural changes with an impact on networks
ivv is a full-service IT provider specialized in the needs of insurance companies. It currently employs approximately 370 operatives, and generates annual revenues of about 85 million euros. The portfolio includes data center and network services, output management, and mobile technology and security solutions.
Upgrade the existing DSL-based data network for insurance provider VGH
Provide the bandwidth required for new applications for claims management
Roll out network solution to almost 1000 sites (for insurers VGH, ÖVB, ÖSA) outside of office hours
Reduce operational effort
New, managed IP VPN based on MPLS
Migration to SDSL technology at as many sites as possible
Simultaneous roll-out to 120 sites per month
Range of products: 1.5 Mbit/s, 2.5 Mbit/s, standard fixed-line connections
Smooth SDSL roll-out according to a predefined schedule
Rapid, reliable data transfer
Guaranteed data transmission rates
Less administrative overhead through central network management and single point of contact
Further enhancements and innovations within the scope of long-term partnership
Schleswig-Holstein is Germany’s northernmost federal state. It has a total area of 15,764 square kilometers, and is home to about 2,780,000 people; its population density is therefore comparatively low. As a result, it is difficult for government agencies to establish effective organizational structures and to deliver high-quality services to all citizens. The Ministry of the Interior, in particular, with its broad remit, needs a powerful, efficient communications infrastructure. Its responsibilities include, for example, policing, homeland security, and regulation of the construction industry.
Replacement of five independent communications networks with a single, consolidated network for both voice and data
Implementation of voice over IP (VoIP) at 700 sites
Assignment of quality of service to data and voice traffic
Support for closed user groups for specific agencies and sites by means of VPNs (virtual private networks)
Integrated MPLS voice and data network infrastructure for 80 agencies with 320 offices and 40,000 employees
Direct broadband connections to the MPLS backbone for all IT systems and PBXs via access routers and VoIP gateways
MPLS technology supports setup of VoIP and VPN connections
Corpus Sireo manages real estate for insurance companies, banks and other businesses throughout Europe to a value of approximately 16.3 billion euros. It has 11 offices and almost 550 employees. It provides comprehensive solutions for the purchase, management and marketing of individual properties and entire portfolios, with a focus on adding value. Corpus Sireo provides expert advice and assistance across the entire asset lifecycle, from analysis, to procurement, to management and disposal.
Poor WAN performance as a result of hosting by two providers
The goal was to create a fully managed corporate network providing consistently high-quality services to the entire organization
Internet access no longer restricted to fixed-line connections but also wireless for mobile devices via WLAN at Corpus Sireo sites
A need to create a fully managed system for all networks without the need for investment in new hardware
Consolidated, harmonized and fully managed VPN
Migration from MPLS Flex solution to IntraSelect Fixed Connect
Copper cabling replaced by fiber optics
Remote Connect Internet (RCI) for VPN connectivity outside corporate environment
T-Systems is the single point of contact for all network issues, and provides an end-to-end solution for data and voice
Maintenance service with resolution within 4 hours and 98.5 percent availability
Bandwidth doubled for almost all sites
Mobile employees have access to Corpus Sireo VPN via RCI
Brenntag is a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals, offering over 10,000 different products to more than 170,000 customers. The company operates a global network, with more than 450 locations in over 70 countries, and has a workforce of around 13,000 employees.
Support the company's extremely flexible business model and its expansion strategy for the Asian market.
Reduction of fixed costs, pay-per-use costs
Standardization and consolidation of the entire ICT platform for Asia-Pacific
Maintain the security requirements for the overall group
Implementation of an E2E solution based on IP VPN and Application Operations for SAP Solutions
Delivery of services from the high-availability T-Systems data center in Singapore for nine countries in the region
Application-specific service level agreements from "Office" to "High-Available Disaster Recovery" based on layer 2 linkage
Ensure on-site services with service desk and on-site employees
Benefits for the customer
Lean IT: Low staffing requirements for ICT services in the region
Transparent pricing model, with variable costs instead of formerly fixed costs
Services are adapted flexibly to the business needs
Future networks have to adapt flexibly to a company's changing needs. IP VPNs offer a simple, scalable solution to master challenges such as increasing data volumes and cross-site collaboration. They are the interface between locations, employees and applications.
Guaranteed quality and availability
IntraSelect is produced on the high-performance IP MPLS platform by T-Systems, with approx. 4,047,000,000 megabytes (4.0 petabytes) of daily IP data throughput worldwide. This backbone platform features maximum availability, a large number of PoPs (points of presence), failure safety and fast re-routing. Its global network currently consists of around 300,000 km of fiber optics and is being expanded continually and optimized for future needs. T-Systems currently manages over 1,800 IP VPNs for some 68,000 locations and 278,000 routers at its global customer sites.
Business efficiency thanks to flexible services from a single source
In addition to low implementation costs and short lead times for the integration of services, T-Systems can take end-to-end responsibility for the setup and operation of telecommunications platforms that pay off in the bottom line: customers benefit from the commercial and technical synergies of integrated solutions, individual contract terms and services that can expand and contract on demand. This flexibility is a decisive component of the best price-performance ratio.
Challenges such as expanding data traffic, virtualization and cloud computing are ramping up the pressure on data center LANs – making a corresponding network infrastructure, tailored to this specific scenario, a must.