SOURCE: Elemica

Elemica

March 03, 2015 07:35 ET

Elemica Now Hosting Next-Generation Supply Chain Operating Network in Dublin

Amazon Web Services Facility Provides Superior Security and Robust Infrastructure

WAYNE, PA and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces the company has successfully moved their European Data Center for their next generation QuickLink Network to Dublin, Ireland. Elemica uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build and run cloud-based solutions on a robust infrastructure while ensuring client data remains highly secure and will meet corporate data sovereignty goals. The transcontinental datacenter migration took Elemica's technical team less than one hour to complete, as compared to over two weeks for legacy datacenter relocations, validating the power and flexibility inherent within the new platform's design. As a result, commerce between Elemica customers went undisrupted and the absence of any disconnects enabled regular supply chain network communications.

"Many of our European based clients wanted to have Elemica host their data within the EU borders instead of the US because they were concerned about the safety of their data and efficiency of their communications," said Arun Samuga, Vice President of Research and Development at Elemica. "Our next-generation network, using Amazon Web Services, enabled us to accommodate their requirements in less than one hour. This is impressively fast, especially when you consider the time, effort, and disruption that would have happened with most other business network designs."

Companies are demanding greater security of their data in response to the many recent data breaches affecting numerous global operations. During the migration, Elemica switched to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, delivering a higher level of control and security that meet compliance audits. The company also created two failover sites to address disaster recovery needs. Elemica's clients gain a trustworthy foundation for conducting business, along with increased availability of mission-critical applications and data.

With the present AWS configuration, Elemica's next-generation QuickLink Network platform has the agility to expand, move, and scale as needed in response to ever changing market demands, risks, or disruptions. In the past, moving such a tremendous amount of data would have taken months of work and testing, along with very high associated costs. Data is now available at any point in time with much more flexibility.

About Elemica

Elemica's Supply Chain Operating Network is designed to give clients greater control over their global supply chains. Capturing transaction data, across all trading partners, and translating it into actionable information is key to driving value out of the supply chain. By combining powerful SmartLink business process applications with a robust QuickLink Network, Elemica solutions improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and decrease working capital. Founded in 2000, Elemica today processes approximately $350B in annual transactions across more than 7,500 process industry trading partners. Elemica's global operations are headquartered outside Philadelphia and include offices in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Frankfurt, London, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. Clients include BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Shell, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical, and Wacker. For more information, visit www.elemica.com.

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