“Because of the growth in our customer base we needed more servers. To provide our customers reliable hardware we asked Interoute if it was possible for our systems to run on their virtual machines. We started with a few operational virtual machines and over time the number tripled. This solution is three times cheaper than we could have achieved by building our own cloud.” 

Henri van den Eertwegh, manager of ICT and Security, BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company 


Risk management and regulatory compliance are serious issues which is why hundreds of enterprises use BWise® Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Resilience and high availability are vital for companies using the online service, which is why BWise has entrusted their infrastructure to Europe’s largest cloud platform owned and operated by Interoute.

IT matters

  • Reduces the number of employees for BWise system management
  • Delivers 99.9 percent availability for critical business GRC Platform
  • Generates customer confidence in data security through relevant certification

Business matters

  • Gives BWise a good base for new deals with pricing which is 30 percent cheaper than other providers
  • Saves BWise 30 percent  compared to building their own cloud infrastructure
  • Cuts ‘time-to-value’ for BWise customers from weeks to just hours  

High and secure availability

Understanding, tracking and measuring key business risks are critical issues for many enterprises from industries such as energy, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Hundreds of large enterprises choose BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company, which is the global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software.

The BWise® GRC Platform provides a variety of role-based solutions that help customers balance their performance with financial and reputational risks to improve corporate accountability and increase financial, strategic and operating efficiencies. It also assists with vital compliance issues from anti-corruption regulations such as the UK Bribery Act as well as critical financial regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley.

BWise uses a Software-as-a-Service delivery model where customers pay a monthly fee to access the solution through the internet. The assurance of 24x7 availability is crucial. BWise promises 99.9 percent uptime and to deliver on that promise, it chose to use Interoute as its trusted cloud infrastructure and services provider.

“We needed someone to monitor the services 24x7 and also to monitor the vital underlying infrastructure for our application,” explains Henri van den Eertwegh, manager of ICT and Security at BWise. “As we want to offer our customers an always up to date, secure system and a high-speed connection we chose a cloud solution that is built into the largest pan-European network which Interoute owns and operates. This gives our service an incredible level of availability. With this cloud solution we can ensure that our customer data is managed in a secure and scalable environment. For security and confidentially reasons BWise manages the application and data.”

“Moreover it is important to us that we can quickly act on our customers’ needs. They require a resilient platform, because their business can change fast. By hosting our GRC Platform in the Interoute cloud, we can scale up and down to whatever size they need,” concludes Henri van den Eertwegh.

Cloud platform for BWise

To ensure a resilient and highly available service, BWise outsourced the provisioning and management of its platform to cloud services provider Interoute. "From a Risk Management perspective BWise deploys a multi-vendor strategy. So next to Interoute, with whom we are very satisfied, we also work together with other vendors," says Henri van den Eertwegh.

“In 2005 we experienced a growth in our customer base, this meant that we either had to expand our server platform, or seek an external solution. As we wanted to focus on the functionality of our solution we decided to outsource the management of our hardware. So, I asked Interoute if it was possible for our systems to be run on virtual machines,” says Henri van den Eertwegh. “We started with a few operational virtual machines and over time the number tripled. Even so, the service is three times cheaper than we could have achieved by building our own cloud.” 


 “We don’t have to worry about the underlying hardware. The infrastructure of our platform is monitored and managed 24x7, so if something happens, Interoute will act immediately and takes the necessary steps to ensure the service is running properly. This means that we only need a relatively small IT team to manage the number of customers that we currently have."

Henri van den Eertwegh, manager of ICT and Security, BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company 

 

BWise saves significantly using Interoute cloud to host business critical software

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