Cloud Hosting Solution
Importer of Chinese Tyres
Rackspace Cloud Hosting Solution
Asia Tyres is one of Australia’s largest importers of Chinese Tyres supplying wholesalers and OEM clients across Australia.
They carry one of the largest inventories of passenger, light truck, UHP, commercial truck & bus, industrial, earthmover and agricultural tyres in each state.
Dave Swarbrick, the CEO of Asia Tyres explains.
“Our business isn’t IT, but like any business these days we have become totally reliant on IT. For many years we deployed On Premise solutions with onsite servers and peripherals.
No matter how good your IT support, your always susceptible to outages, glitches and maintenance requirements, it was a server failure that led us to consider the cloud as an option. “
"By moving to the cloud, we are benefiting from an environment that we could only dream of affording on premise. Our data is secure, backups are automated, and our disaster recovery process is second to none. It’s also enabled us to avoid capital expenditure on new server equipment, and locked in our support costs, something that could fluctuate before”
Running virtual servers on Rackspace Australia’s Public Cloud environment, the Asia Tyres team now have access to their key business applications, including Sybiz Vision & MS Office from anywhere. Accessing the services via a standard ADSL2+ internet connection, performance has been great, and they have now significantly reduced the hassles of ”On Premise IT” and are on a platform that they can scale up and down with ease as their business demands grow or contract.
"Not only did Asia Tyres avoid large capital expenses by not having to purchase servers, but by utilising Progressive’s SPLA licensing options, they are able to rent their Microsoft software on a monthly basis. This means they can add and subtract licenses as required, and they have access to the latest versions without having to re-purchase them."
“Since the day we went live, we haven’t looked back, we cleaned up our in house applications to a minimum, meaning it’s even easier to setup new staff and maintain what equipment remains on premise. We have comfort in knowing that we are with a world leader in Cloud Hosting, managed locally by Progressive”.
Dave Swarbrick, CEO of Asia Tyres