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Press Release -- January 23rd, 2012
Source: Telecity Group

Adepia chooses TelecityGroup France to host infrastructure for French high street optician Alain Afflelou

TelecityGroup’s combination of connectivity, security and service levels key to customer decision.

Information security specialist Adepia has chosen the highly connected, resilient and secure environment of TelecityGroup’s Victor Hugo data centre in Paris to host the IT infrastructure of one of its customers, Alain Afflelou.

Alain Affelou, France’s leading dispensing optical franchise with €637.8m revenues in 2010 from almost 700 retail outlets across France, wanted to improve the security of its information systems by outsourcing the hosting of its IT infrastructure to a premium data centre provider. The company turned to its IT specialist Adepia, which recommended TelecityGroup’s Victor Hugo data center in Paris, just a few yards from the Alain Afflelou offices in Aubervilliers.

Ludovic Tassy, CIO, Alain Afflelou, says: “Keeping our IT infrastructure in-house, including maintaining levels of physical site security we need, would have required a major investment. TelecityGroup’s bespoke data centre solution means we no longer have to worry about our IT; we can now focus on the continued growth of our business.

TelecityGroup’s highly resilient, Victor Hugo data centre provides the levels of redundancy and resilience to suit Alain Afflelou’s requirements. Each TelecityGroup facility is certified to the ISO27001:2005 international standard for security management, ensuring strict security controls are in place to protect information assets within the data centre. Miguel Delgado, Managing Director of Adepia, says: “TelecityGroup exceeded all our expectations, especially in terms of infrastructure, customer service and technical knowledge.

Alain Afflelou now plans to expand to Condorcet, TelecityGroup’s latest Paris site in Aubervilliers. Condorcet, TelecityGroup’s newest data centre in Paris, was awarded “Datacenter Dynamics’ Best European Co-location Facility” in 2010 in recognition of the technical design innovation and approach to achieving environmental excellence.

Stéphane Duproz, Managing Director of TelecityGroup France, says: “By outsourcing IT hosting, organisations can achieve optimal conditions for expanding their infrastructure deployments. TelecityGroup offers Alain Affelou a scalable, ultra-secure environment. Our next-generation Condorcet site is the ideal location for extending the scope of Alain Affelou’s hosting solution, which is located just a short distance from the Victor Hugo data centre.

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