Cloetta finds life in the cloud sweeter on Interoute’s digital infrastructure platform
Interoute Cloud Connect accelerates and optimises access to cloud applications, supporting Cloetta’s move to Microsoft Office 365.
London on 7 April 2016
Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe’s largest networks, has today announced that Cloetta, a market leading confectionary company, has chosen Interoute Cloud Connect (ICC), to enable Cloetta’s move to Microsoft 365 cloud based apps and help Cloetta to effectively manage its global IT user demands for flexible mobile working.
Cloetta makes candy, chocolates, jelly beans, nuts and chewing gum products which are sold in more than 50 markets worldwide. In the UK, Cloetta is the name behind confectionary brands Chewits and Jelly Bean Factory. The company has 2,500 employees and factories in more than a dozen different countries. As its local offices migrate to Microsoft Office 365 and begin to utilise an increasing number of cloud based applications, Cloetta needed a network solution that could support this more distributed way of working.
ICC works as a cloud accelerator, intelligently optimising application data flows between local office IT and the head office private cloud, as well as accelerating services delivered from various public clouds. Interoute’s core digital backbone with ICC deployed at the edge gives local offices fast internet access to the applications they need in a secure, controlled environment that is integrated with the core MPLS network that carries Cloetta’s critical data traffic.
ICC devices have been installed in Cloetta’s 26 sites across Europe, each integrated into the VPN, but also providing secure local internet breakout for local applications and cloud based services. ICC helps Cloetta maximise the use of its local internet to supplement its corporate network in a cost effective way. A key benefit of ICC for Cloetta is that it gives the IT team full control over how they route traffic across their network with service monitoring in real-time. Every ICC device installed has an in-built firewall, network acceleration software and dynamic path selection to route and prioritise application traffic. This ensures optimal performance even across local internet.
Magnus Nilsson, Operations Manager at Cloetta, said: “We are a bold company and we require a provider as forward thinking as us, which is why we work with Interoute. Interoute Cloud Connect helps reduce costs, is fast, flexible and gives us the best of both worlds: a secure network with QoS as well as accelerated, secure local access to the open internet and applications in the cloud.”
Mark Lewis, Interoute VP Communications & Connectivity, said: “Cloetta is extremely successful at acquiring and merging regional confectionary brands. However, its increasingly mobile workforce was struggling to interact with its digital systems via Microsoft 365, because of unpredictable local internet. Interoute Cloud Connect improved the performance of Microsoft 365 by optimising local internet breakout and direct access to Cloetta’s core business applications in the Interoute cloud.”
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Cloetta, founded in 1862, is a leading confectionary company in the Nordic region, the Netherlands, and Italy. In total, Cloetta products are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Cloetta owns some of the strongest brands on the market, such as Läkerol, Cloetta, Jenkki, Kexchoklad, Malaco, Sportlife, Saila, Red Band and Sperlari. Cloetta has 13 production units in six countries. Cloetta’s class Bshares are traded on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information about Cloetta is available onwww.cloetta.com
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centres, 14 virtual data centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seekingconnectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com