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Roxtec standardises its IT infrastructure on City Networks IaaS City Cloud

March 8, 2016
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City Network, one of Europe’s fastest growing providers of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced that the international manufacturing company Roxtec has chosen the company as its supplier of IT infrastructure. Roxtec, with headquarters in Sweden, is the global leader in the manufacturing of innovative cable and pipe transit systems. The company is experiencing strong global growth and as part of its growth strategy, Roxtec decided to outsource and manage its IT infrastructure as a service in the cloud. City Network and the company’s IaaS City Cloud was chosen according to selection criteria’s.

– We are an innovative company, says Johan Jartelius, CIO at Roxtec. Our core business is developing and selling sealing solutions, and as such also the IT department needs to focus on adding business value. Therefore, we made the strategic decision to outsource the IT infrastructure. Given that the migration will take time and occur in different phases, City Networks’ flexible and scalable solution was the best match for us.

The migration takes place in four phases. As a start City Network will assume responsibility for part of the IT infrastructure with the goal to manage Roxtecs´ entire global IT infrastructure via its IaaS City Cloud.

Roxtec is a rapidly growing company. The company has over 700 employees with a reported turnover of more than 1.8 billion SEK in 2015. In addition to the head office in Sweden, where 200 employees work, Roxtec has offices with 100 employees in in the US and China respectively. Furthermore, the company has 25 subsidiaries and is represented in 70 markets.

– Similar to Roxtec, City Network has an aggressive growth strategy and global expansion plans with a focus on innovation, says Johan Jartelius. Their expansion into the US market is one of the reasons we chose them as a supplier, as well as their focus on adapting its services to specific industry requirements and specific customer needs. With this in mind, we are looking forward to a well controlled journey of migration together with them.

Initially, City Network will manage Roxtecs IT infrastructure from its data center in Karlskrona in Sweden.

– The fact that yet another large international corporation chooses our IaaS City Cloud as their strategic platform for operations of their IT infrastructure is very gratifying and a strong proof point that City Network is now established as one of the major suppliers in this area in Sweden and Europe, says Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network. Roxtec’s strategy to gradually migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud is well-thought-out and something that more companies should consider when developing their strategies for the management of IT infrastructure.

About Roxtec
Roxtec was founded in Sweden in 1990. Today it is the global leader in the manufacturing of innovative cable and pipe transit systems, supplying many of the world’s biggest firms. It is active in 70 markets.

Roxtec’s products are designed to seal cables and pipes and are used to protect people, buildings and equipment from multiple hazards. Its key market sectors include Marine, Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Construction, Power (generation, distribution and transmission) OEM – (e.g. trains, engines, motors, generators) and the Process Industries.

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