Lohika Company specializes the development of software and engineering solutions for the corporate segment and is part of the Capgemini Engineering group. SIM-Networks has been a permanent partner of the company for some time now, providing resources for development. The IT department of Lohika Company created a private cloud for its customer projects with our help. Edward Smishlyayev, IT Director of Lohika Company, told us his impressions of our cooperation in this short interview.
Why did Lohika choose SIM-Networks' services?
Edward, your company chose SIM-Networks while searching for solutions for specific tasks. What was it, what tasks did you face and did you solve them?
The global task was to choose a powerful hosting provider suitable for us in terms of a wide range of criteria. The first aspect we considered was the geographical location. The data center had to be located between the USA, Ukraine and Romania. The second aspect was technical: data exchange speed, waiting periods. The third aspect was legislative: it was very important for customers from the USA that the hosting provider fall under the jurisdiction of the EU, in particular in terms access and data storage (customers’ data cannot be stored in Ukraine). One more important limitation was that the equipment could not be our property. If it were in our possession, we’d limitations related to the US accounting law: we’d have to pay double the lease.
At the first stage we collected information. The list of potential hosting partners consisted of around 30 companies. What immediately caught our eye was that we had to wait for answers on the requests. The average waiting period was around 4-5 business days. The quickest response we got took 3 days. We were uncomfortable with that. We think that companies demonstrate their SLA on the managerial level at that point. Later, I remembered a meeting I had with a representative of SIM-Networks and contacted you.