Laurent Van Hoorebeke Infrastructure Specialist & Ambassador Dell Partnership +32 476 68 93 48

Ridley Bikes

New, scalable and ready for the future: the data center of Ridley Bikes

Ridley Bikes chose Ordina for the complete upgrade of its data center. A powerful, scalable IT environment was created using Dell servers. The management is also being outsourced to Ordina, which will be overseeing the security and functionality of the new hardware platform.

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Customer

With a worldwide reputation, while being 100% Belgian, Ridley Bikes is a thriving company. It is not only bicycle enthusiasts who choose these custom designed bikes, but also racing teams like Lotto Soudal rely on this Belgian brand for their equipment.

Challenge

As a pioneer in the use of smart and innovative technologies in the cycle market, the company could not afford to be left behind when it comes to its own infrastructure. The data center of Ridley Bikes was out of date, so Ordina was chosen as the company to replace the back-end hardware.  In addition, it will be taking the strain off Ridley Bikes in the future with regard to their servers, data storage, network and security via the Ordina Customer Care solution.

solution

Old standalone servers were replaced by Dell servers and Dell shared storage based on 10GB iSCSI connectivity. The management of this new central platform is set up in a virtual environment, a Microsoft Private Cloud solution capable of growing with the company.

Result

Due to its scalability, the new data center is ready for the future. Ordina hardware specialists use active monitoring, security checks and updates to ensure that Ridley Bikes has no worries at all about their data center IT environment.