Modernization of IT infrastructure at Harry's enterprises.

Harry's Client:
Open Technologies, the leading Russian system integrator and Harry’s, producer of confectionery, announced about completing the infrastructure of Harry’s companies.

With regard to production extension Harry’s demanded access to corporative business applications located in Moscow, Solnechnogorks and Ufa. In particular, the financial services of subdivisions were supposed to get access to IC 1С system.  

The problem demanded unification of 3 divided Harry’s infrastructures, which was ordered to Open Technologies.

The specialists of Open Technologies developed and carried out the project of infrastructure modernization and unification on the basis of Microsoft solutions.  The project encompassed Microsoft Active Directory single catalogue, Microsoft Exchange 2003 mail system, Microsoft Internet Security gateway and Acceleration Server 2004. The Microsoft Terminal Services 2003 was chosen for working with financial application.  The stations were shifted to Microsoft Windows XP Professional.

All the companies processes and services were documented and described. A possibility of centralized control was envisaged. Thus, the infrastructure was prepared for outs sourcing. After the modernization project the infrastructure of all the companies and central office in Moscow was shifted for outsourcing to Open Technologies.

"Our future objective is to enter into single IT-space with Harry's multinational.  The implementation of this project became the first stage on the way to this objective", pointed out Yaroslav Prikhodko (IT manager of Harry's).

"One of the most important requirements of the customer was mitigation of problems fro the users. The task was complicated by the fact that modernization infrastructure proceeded without stops of production.  Besides, the specialists of Open Technologies managed to cut the financial expenses by using the existing customer's software", stressed Maksim Glushchenko, manager on corporate clients at Open Technologies.

Creation of reserve copying system Creation of corporative portal for personnel of central offices and branches