LIS expands data center: Use TMS WinSped in the Cloud

LIS expands data center: Use TMS WinSped in the Cloud

In order to meet the increasing demand for the cloud-based use of our transport management software WinSped, we are currently expanding our computer centre. “Modern logistics requires more and more IT structures that function completely or partially via the internet. After the expansion and modernisation of our data processing centre we can increasingly offer our customers the cloud based connection of WinSped”, explains our CEO Magnus Wagner. Over 50 customers already use the cloud and benefit from automatic backup and update services. The software can thus be used more flexibly and high maintenance costs are eliminated. The new server room will offer additional capacities in the future, so that further customers can use the cloud.

We manage software updates and performance control

With a cloud solution, we provide all software on our servers in Greven instead of installing it on the users’ hardware. In order to work with WinSped they only need an internet connection and a standard PC. This results in a plus in flexibility: the application can be accessed via browser from the home office independent of location and new devices can be integrated into the work processes without any problems. “In addition, services such as maintenance or software updates are no longer required and expensive investments in hardware and personnel are saved,” Wagner adds. Performance control and data backups are also performed centrally by our technicians.

Emergency hotline for 24/7 support

All WinSped modules can be used web based. This provides the user with maximum flexibility. In order to permanently monitor the entire network we have a monitoring software, a so-called PRTG Network Monitor. Our service team always has long response times or high processor loads in view. “If problems do occur, our customers have a round-the-clock emergency hotline for quick help,” Wagner explains.

The new server room in Greven is DIN-standardized and equipped with certified burglary and fire protection systems. In order to remain operational even during a power failure, the system has two uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) that function independently of each other and can each supply the entire network with electricity. There is also an emergency power generator for the unlikely event of a blackout. Construction work is scheduled to be completed by mid-2020 and the data center should be fully functional.

Advantages of WinSped in the Cloud at a glance:

    • No costs for hardware thanks to the use of LIS servers
    • Central performance control as well as maintenance and update services
    • No additional effort and personnel for data backups
    • Problem free connection of further devices and work stations

You can also find further information on our website and in the full brochure for download.