Cloud services, location networking and mobile communication for Flachglas (Schweiz) AG

The Flachglass company is one of the leading glass refiners in Europe and has been producing high-performance functional glass for facades, interior fittings, vehicles and special applications for over 70 years. The long-standing experience in handling complex projects and high-quality glass assemblies, the high level of commitment and craftsmanship of the more than 1,200 employees (about 200 of them in Switzerland) and the continuous investment in new technologies are the reasons for its successful position in the international market. In Switzerland, Flachglas uses Dynamic Computing Services (an IaaS Cloud Services) as well as Company Connect and NATEL® go from Swisscom.



Challenge

In Switzerland, Flachglass Ltd. is distributed over three locations. Beside the headquarter of the holding in Wikon, Flachglas operates production facilities in Wikon/LU and Thun/BE. Whether insulating, thermal insulation, solar control, safety or sound insulation glass, walk-in glass or structural glazing element facades - flat glass produces precise and customer-specific solutions according to ISO 9001. The quality-oriented company therefore depends on a reliable ICT infrastructure with innovative networking solutions and services.



Solution

In 2016, Flachglas (Schweiz) Ltd. was faced with the decision to replace its outdated server infrastructure or to go into the Cloud. Until then, the company operated one data centre each at the Wikon and Thun sites with a comprehensive server infrastructure to which both production sites were connected. Now all sites obtain their ICT infrastructure services directly from the Swisscom Cloud and are connected via Company Connect (Internet/Data/Voice). The company's own server infrastructure could be omitted which significantly simplified the ICT operation.




Flachglas (Schweiz) AG

> Industry: Industrial production

> Headquaters: Wikon

> Employees: 200

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Iwan Schmid

IT Manager Flachglas (Schweiz) AG


Mr. Schmid, please complete the following sentences:

The combination of Dynamic Computing Services with Company Connect allows…

«…  a reliable connection of all locations to the Swisscom Cloud.»

Our employees profit at all locations e.g. from…

«…  a highly available and performant ERP system which efficiently supports them in their daily work.»

The Cloud solution from Swisscom helps us ...

«...being able to react flexibly to business requirements and provide additional computing power on demand. This also simplifies the introduction of new tools without having to make large investments each time.»

Switching to the Swisscom Cloud…

«...we would execute again at any time. The services run reliably and fully meet our requirements. Our IT has become much more flexible and cost-efficient.»






These products are used by Flachglas (Schweiz) AG



Dynamic Computing Services

Dynamic computing services: Servers, storage, data centres and managed services from the Swisscom cloud – flexible and secure!




Enterprise Connect

Order, interact and respond to requirements quickly in real time via an online dashboard using virtualised network services.




NATEL® go Swisscom

The new world of mobility: Solutions tailored to your mobile communication.