Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG
Based in Pullach, near Munich, Sixt SE is an internationally leading provider of high-quality mobility services. With its SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride and SIXT+ products, the company offers a unique, integrated range of premium mobility in the areas of (commercial) vehicle leasing, car sharing, chauffeur services and car subscriptions. In Germany, it operates around 500 rental stations, while globally it has over 2000 branches in some 110 countries. The company is distinguished by its consistent customer focus and top-class customer experiences, a vibrant innovation culture with strong technological expertise, a fleet featuring a high proportion of premium vehicles, and attractive value for money.
Industry:Transport and logistics
- Tech refresh for the data-centre network infrastructure
As part of a lifecycle refresh, and to comply with the performance, security and automation requirements, the existing core and DC network was set to be modernised, with the focus being on using efficient 100 Gbps technologies and facilitating easy management of private networks for segmentation.
Services & Solutions
The preparatory phase involved formulating relevant concepts and developing a solution tailored perfectly to the customer. To fulfil the requirements, the Controlware experts chose a Cisco Systems solution for the core and data centre, featuring additional out-of-band management and maximum availability. It was primarily different versions of Nexus 9000 systems that were used; these are managed by the Data Center Network Management (DCNM), and provide flexible virtual networks for segmentation. Layer-3-leaf/spine design with VXLAN/EVPN was the chosen technology. The redundant components have 100G interfaces, thereby providing enough performance to even cater to future applications.
The project was planned and carried out in close co-operation with the customer’s technical department, and is complemented by Controlware’s service management. The customer thus relies on Controlware’s care services for all 24/7 on-site services to maintain system operation.
The tech refresh of its DC infrastructure systems means SIXT is now able to cater to the ever-increasing performance requirements for the IT environment, and provide adequate scope for low latency even in future. The new Cisco data-centre environment also takes into account the security requirements, while simultaneously significantly reducing operational expense.
As such, the new data centre boasts a secure, easily managed, high-performance infrastructure that uses state-of-the-art technology to meet any set target.