French classified advertising specialist ensures security and resilience of its IT infrastructure with TelecityGroup
Figaro Classifieds, a leading French classified advertising specialist, has selected TelecityGroup, Europe’s industry-leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, for the colocation of its primary IT infrastructure. The company will use TelecityGroup’s Condorcet and Energy Park facilities in Paris to ensure the resilience and security of its website and back-office infrastructure.
Figaro Classifieds – a subsidiary of the Figaro Group – provides web, print, and mobile media solutions across its well-known brands in three main business areas: employment (including the Cadremploi, Keljob, Cadresonline and Le Figaro Economie brands); training (including Kelformation and Le Figaro Etudiant); and real estate (including Explorimmo, Explorimmoneuf, Le Figaro, Propriétés de France and Immovision). In order to meet the stringent requirements of its Business Continuity Plan (BCP), Figaro Classifieds chose to host its high density equipment in two secure and highly-connected TelecityGroup data centres that are 10 km away from each other.
Michael Chrupek, Internet & Mobile ISD for Figaro Classifieds comments: “Our BCP requires guaranteed 24/7 browsing availability for our users. To achieve this we need our infrastructure to be located in an environment which provides access to multiple telecoms operators. The connectivity provided by TelecityGroup’s carrier neutral facilities, including access to numerous operators and Internet Exchange points, provides the ideal solution for us.”
Figaro Classifieds is utilising its equipment in the two TelecityGroup sites in an active-active mode, ensuring an extremely high level of redundancy. Additionally, the facilities’ certification to international quality standards – including ISO 27001:2005 for information security management, ISO 9001:2008 for quality management and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management – demonstrates the premium nature of the underlying infrastructure.
“With online and mobile now being central to classified advertising, Figaro Classifieds needs to ensure its IT environment can provide its customers and employees with the fastest, most reliable, and secure experience possible,” said Stéphane Duproz, Managing Director, TelecityGroup France. “We’re delighted the company has chosen TelecityGroup’s expertise to ensure this, and we look forward to supporting their continued growth.”