navigation Basic navigation Wood Company Bring up contents and menu Press and hold your finger on the sheet Move to another sheet Swipe right / left Movement within the sheet Swipe up / down CRA Business Cloud serving the investment banking industry How and why is an independent investment bank migrating their infrastructure to the new private cloud CRA Business Cloud Private. "We have been operating our IT infrastructure in the public cloud of CRA for more than four years,“ says Vladimír Vojtíšek, CIO of WOOD Company. "CRA custom-designed a technically mature solution for us that rid us of concerns associated with infrastructure maintenance and management, as well as scaling. As the organization grew and expanded to other regions, the shared environment of the public cloud began reaching its limits, primarily in terms of optimizing the simultaneous operation of a larger number of various applications." Vladimír Vojtíšek, CIO, WOOD Company Financial Services Availability and security are key Worldwide financial services, substantial participation in trading stocks or ensuring direct access to stock markets for investors are extremely demanding when it comes to the availability of all electronic services. Even the slightest delay of a transaction, not to mention failed transactions, can cause irreparable damage to client investments. Moreover, the protection of personal information and client data, legislative and regulatory measures require the highest level of security. Performance as Required More and more people are becoming interested in investing, leading to the increase in demands for capacity and performance of the infrastructure on which these services are provided. It is the cloud solution that allows you to increase the performance and server memory easily and on-demand without the need to purchase and complexly install more and more servers and devices. The specially designed cloud portal gives you the power to manage computing power on-demand and meaningfully. From Public to Private Cloud Sharing with other clients, difficulty in achieving the required availability and micro downtimes caused, for example, by maintenance, were the main reason WOOD Company decided to migrate its infrastructure from CRA Business Cloud Public to a new, more reliable and secure environment. We considered the economically and operationally very expensive procurement or lease of two custom geographically separated data centres, or the much more effective services of the private cloud offered by CRA Business Cloud Private. Touch to read more WOOD Company Financial Services, a.s. is an independent investment bank with focus on markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 1991, it has been a leading Czech investment group and the largest trader on the Prague stock market with access to 25 world markets and branches in five European capitals. Clients are primarily international institutes, but the company also newly caters to thousands of individuals in the Czech Republic. They were the first group to introduce one of the best electronic investment banking platforms. This platform runs on services provided by České Radiokomunikace (CRA). Who is WOOD Company Financial Services, a.s.? „Our cooperation with České Radiokomunikace is very extensive. Apart from the cloud, we also take advantage of their data and phone lines, we have servers leased for specific services and we also utilize the private cloud for our subsidiaries," continues Vladimír Vojtíšek and adds, "the main reasons for choosing CRA's services again is our long-running experience, service reliability, exceptional communication with technicians, their vast experience and a sufficient level of provided information." Vladimír Vojtíšek, CIO, WOOD Company Financial Services Extreme availability of the Infrastructure The close collaboration of specialists from CRA and WOOD Company delivered a unique, technically mature and very modern solution built on the newest generation of processors. Operation is planned for five years and includes the company's further growth and expansion of the IT infrastructure. The private cloud service, which builds on the MPLS VPN and NAS data storage connection, is implemented in two geographically independent regions CRA data centres – data centre CRA – DC TOWER Žižkov. With the goal of achieving extreme availability of cloud services, both locations are identical from a network and server perspective. Active-Active mutual replication is in place. The environment is built with respect to maximum flexibility for the dynamic redistribution of means by the customer via the cloud portal. CRA can therefore guarantee full availability even under the most unexpected circumstances, as well as the option to quickly and flexibly adjust infrastructure performance. About CRA Business Cloud CRA Business Cloud ranks among the largest cloud services in the Czech Republic focused on providing IT infrastructure. It provides computing power and data storage based on the needs of the client. The foundation is built on VMware technology and x86 processor architecture. The service is accessed over the internet via VPN or other network service of the provider. . The virtual centre facilitates the ability to create, execute, connect, stop or delete virtual machines and change their configuration.. The customer themself controls and configures the environment via the online portal. CRA specialists will take care of migrating applications and data to the cloud. Migrating to the cloud can be used without large initial investments, for example, to improve or modernize the company IT infrastructure. Services that contributed to becoming partners with Wood Co. 24/7 IT monitoring 24/7 support CRA Business Cloud The largest cloud in the CR focused on providing IT infrastructure CRA Transfer services Reliable telecommunications connection for remote locations via our backbone network Maximum data protection No need to worry about HW Reduces costs Speeds ranging between hundreds to thousands Very high computing power 24/7 support CRA DC TOWER - data centre A secure location for your servers, data and technology No downtime experienced since 1992 Obsluhuje ho certifikovaný personál Service can be carried out under full operation Let the real professionals help you České Radiokomunikace, under market brand CRA, ranks among the three largest Czech IT service providers. Modern data centres are built with extraordinary emphasis on availability and security. CRA is the only provider in the Czech Republic certified in accordance with ANSI-TIA 942 and is part of the country's critical infrastructure. CRA carries all required safety and quality certifications, including ISO 27001:2013, 9001:2008, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 or ISO 14001:2004, and are holders of "secret" clearance issued by the National Security Authority. It is also part of the Fenix security project for ensuring internet infrastructure availability. Over the past 30 years of operation, no full or critical downtime of services was registered in any of the locations.