Axiell launches upgraded cloud infrastructure to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its customer proposition. In particular, improving its public and staff facing systems.
The Axiell solution is now hosted in a UK based, enterprise quality datacentre with ISO 27001 accreditation. The virtual environment that now hosts all of the public and staff facing components of the system offers Axiell's customers a service that can boast greater stability, security and reliability. The move itself not only meant that the infrastructure was improved, but it gave Axiell the opportunity to restructure all of its network components, which multiplied the positive effects of the change.
Critically, the move to this type of cloud based environment means that Axiell now has the ability to be much more flexible and responsive to the demands of its customers, and can scale up or down quickly to meet new demands without impacting upon its customers' operations. Axiell's customers can take additional comfort from knowing that the UK datacentre that hosts this virtual environment provides SLA guarantees of 99.99% availability based on environmental considerations, and a triple redundancy in Internet connectivity.
The back-end LMS databases have also been moved to the new datacentre, and these are hosted separately but still maintain multiple tiers of redundancy within the hardware and benefit from the improved physical security. The security of this cloud based structuring is further enhanced as the data resides in a private rather than public cloud environment, ensuring Axiell's library customer data remains separate from non-library data.
John Corfield, Operations Manager at Axiell UK comments, "We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the move to the new data centre, it was an extremely complex and challenging project, but one that is going to deliver real benefit to our customers. Moreover, it gives Axiell the resilience and stability to keep delivering a continuous schedule of upgrades and innovations."
Axiell serves libraries, schools, archives, museums and authorities with technically advanced and innovative solutions developed in close cooperation with its customers. More than 1000 library organisations with thousands of branches use an Axiell library management system and Axiell Arena, a tool for the virtual library. The systems for archives and museums, are used by over 2600 archives and museums over the world. More than 3000 schools use an Axiell system. The Axiell Group, with its Headquarter based in Lund has more than 260 employees, has offices in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and in the USA. Together, we form the one of the world's largest companies in these sectors.