Happy birthday WaveCom - today we celebrate our 23rd year of operation

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Palju õnne WaveCom

On April 26, we celebrate our birthday - we get 23. During our existence we have accomplished a lot. Here's a little recap from our founding until today.  

2001 – established a wireless fixed network 
2005 - VoIP phone service 
2011 – data center in Tallinn 
2013 - Cloud services 
2014 - Acquisition of Tantum Group OÜ 
2015 - Acquisition of TorqHost OÜ 
2016 - IP call center service 
2017 - VMware Cloud cloud service 
2018 - Innovative data center 
2018 - ISO 9001:2015 
2019 - ISO 27001:2013 
2020 - First and only VMware Cloud Verified service provider in the Estonia 
2021 - VMware Disaster Recovery partner 
2022 - Veeam Silver Cloud & Service Provider status 
2022 - The new era of cloud servers and data repositories 
2023 - ISO/EIC 27017:2015 
2023 - Zero Carbon Committed 
2023 - Modernization of communication networks and DDoS protection 
2024 - VMware/Nvidia GPU Cloud for AI/ML hosting  

How did we do in 2023?  

The past year has presented us with many challenges. The most drastic change was related to our major platform manufacturer VMware, which affected our services offering and which impact we still feel to this day. Despite this, over the past year, we have achieved a number of success stories in expanding the quality of our services and its related ecosystem. 

For example, in 2023, we raised the information security bar for services to a new level – we achieved the first ISO/IEC 27017 certificate in Estonia at the time of its obtaining. ISO/IEC 27017 certification demonstrates our company's commitment in providing services that meet high information security standards. In addition our existing ISO 9001 and 27001 certificates were also successfully renewed last year.  

In addition to security topics last year we also made ourselves a green transition - in our data center we now rely 100% only on green energy, backup generators use biodiesel and cooling systems are configured to work in an energy-saving way. In addition to data center hardware reuse, our energy-saving solutions, and automation, help us to provide server and cloud services in an energy-efficient manner with minimal carbon footprint.  This was also recognized by the Zero Carbon Commited recognition given to us by VMware last year. 

In addition to compliance and the green transition, we also made technology innovation - we launched the first GPU Cloud service on the Estonian market, which is fully automated with Nvidia vGPU support at VMware Tanzu Kubernetes. At this time we were also with this solution a technology innovator all over the world. This solution allows our customers' AI/LLM, data science or 3D modeling projects to take to the next level and benefit of global innovation right in the backyard. If you are interested, you can read more here

What challenges we have ahead of us this year?  

What challenges we have ahead of us this year? 

The challenges for this year started already with the processes that began at the end of 2023. The biggest impact is the acquisition of VMware by Broadcom and the related activities of our cloud services offerings. In that regard, we are currently creating a new, alternative cloud platform that is designed for a price-sensitive customer, but is not inferior in quality to our current VMware Cloud cloud. The new Cloudstack Xenserver is currently in beta testing and ready for launch in May. 

Another our important challenge is the continuation with the green transition we started last year - in addition to being green, we are expanding our outlook throughout ESG framework. In this regard, we are committed to conducting business in a responsible, ethical and sustainable way. Our goal is to offer environmentally friendly IT solutions, following regulations and best practices. One specific activity in 2024 is to add the ISO 14001 environmental management certificate into our list of certificates. 

In addition, in 2024 we will also continue with technological innovations. A comprehensive value proposition of information security solutions has been added to our portfolio, which is based on Checkpoint techology. Whether it's central IT systems, the cloud or users, we have a comprehensive solution for everyone. We will also continue to improve our technological solutions in the form of Nvidia's AI/ML solutions, having recently acquired Nvidia's partnership status and providing additional solutions to developers in our GPU Cloud ecosystem.  

Another small teaser for this year – as one of the collaborative projects, we will soon have a unique, fully automated full stack DevOps platform coming to market as a full SaaS offering. The solution creates a ready-made environment for the developers to start writing code right away without any concerns of the underlying infrastructure, integrations and security (also compared to global cloud solutions). So stay tuned! 

In conclusion , we have before us a winding, bumpy and challenging path that gives us opportunities to do new things, do them better and at the same time to grow ourselves. The purpose of all this is to be a provider of high-quality Cloud services for our existing and new customers. 

As a custom with all birthdays, we want to thank all our current customers and cooperation partners for their loyalty and support in our common journey - without you, we would not be the ones who we are today and got here where we are. A deep bow for you! And together we will conquer the new peaks! 

 

Testimonials

Žiga Podgrajšek

Ridango

WaveCom has been an exceptional partner, providing IT infrastructure services that are not only reliable but also innovative. Their expertise in VMware vCloud solutions has been instrumental in ensuring secure and efficient hosting and administration services. 

WaveCom's proactive approach to information and advice, as well as their commitment to service levels, has greatly contributed to our success. We are grateful for their continued support and collaboration.  

Žiga Podgrajšek - Head of O&M
 

Marko Metsoja

UpHillIT

Engaged in software development, we constantly need to quickly create new servers and scale them. For us, owning hardware and dealing with its management is certainly not in line with our goals. After trying out several service providers, we turned to Wavecom, where all our computing needs are covered. The service is also very stable, and it's easy to recommend to our clients to continue using Wavecom's services after development is complete.

The stability of WaveCom's service further led us to start building an automatic Kubernetes platform there, making life significantly easier for both us and our clients. All this is done so that using the service does not require having either DevOps or even IT specialists.

Marko Metsoja - Partner

Toomas Kornet

Semetron

Semetron offers modern and professional medical products and equipment, including field hospitals intended for military use, to healthcare providers. We have been in close cooperation with WaveCom for almost 23 years. Wavecom has created a high availability VMware cluster (including VMware hybrid cloud and DRaaS solution) for us and implemented smart network solutions for our mobile field hospitals.

WaveCom's competent team has been responsive and helpful, assisting us in quickly adapting to changing technological needs and challenges. Thanks to their continuous dedication to innovation and customer-centric approach, we have never been disappointed in WaveCom's services or expertise.

Toomas Kornet MD - Partner

Oliver Lepik

bodyparts.ee

Dealing in wholesale of car spare parts, it is extremely important for us that our customer environment functions ultra-fast and seamlessly. WaveCom's cloud service has proven to be the perfect platform for us. We can confidently focus on our core business, knowing that server-related "surprises" are not to be expected. 

The service operates flawlessly. If there are any questions, answers are just a quick phone call away.

Oliver Lepik - CEO

Janno Oja

Excellent Business Solutions

"In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions.

High availability and security of our client’s data is our main priority. The speed and quality of the support line is also very important. In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions that ensure security, high availability, speed and quality for both cloud and call center. Quick response is to be expected in the IT business but we have been positively surprised by their proactive and caring attitude and personalized pricing."

Janno Oja – partner

Žiga Podgrajšek

Ridango

WaveCom has been an exceptional partner, providing IT infrastructure services that are not only reliable but also innovative. Their expertise in VMware vCloud solutions has been instrumental in ensuring secure and efficient hosting and administration services. 

WaveCom's proactive approach to information and advice, as well as their commitment to service levels, has greatly contributed to our success. We are grateful for their continued support and collaboration.  

Žiga Podgrajšek - Head of O&M
 

Marko Metsoja

UpHillIT

Engaged in software development, we constantly need to quickly create new servers and scale them. For us, owning hardware and dealing with its management is certainly not in line with our goals. After trying out several service providers, we turned to Wavecom, where all our computing needs are covered. The service is also very stable, and it's easy to recommend to our clients to continue using Wavecom's services after development is complete.

The stability of WaveCom's service further led us to start building an automatic Kubernetes platform there, making life significantly easier for both us and our clients. All this is done so that using the service does not require having either DevOps or even IT specialists.

Marko Metsoja - Partner

Toomas Kornet

Semetron

Semetron offers modern and professional medical products and equipment, including field hospitals intended for military use, to healthcare providers. We have been in close cooperation with WaveCom for almost 23 years. Wavecom has created a high availability VMware cluster (including VMware hybrid cloud and DRaaS solution) for us and implemented smart network solutions for our mobile field hospitals.

WaveCom's competent team has been responsive and helpful, assisting us in quickly adapting to changing technological needs and challenges. Thanks to their continuous dedication to innovation and customer-centric approach, we have never been disappointed in WaveCom's services or expertise.

Toomas Kornet MD - Partner

Oliver Lepik

bodyparts.ee

Dealing in wholesale of car spare parts, it is extremely important for us that our customer environment functions ultra-fast and seamlessly. WaveCom's cloud service has proven to be the perfect platform for us. We can confidently focus on our core business, knowing that server-related "surprises" are not to be expected. 

The service operates flawlessly. If there are any questions, answers are just a quick phone call away.

Oliver Lepik - CEO

Janno Oja

Excellent Business Solutions

"In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions.

High availability and security of our client’s data is our main priority. The speed and quality of the support line is also very important. In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions that ensure security, high availability, speed and quality for both cloud and call center. Quick response is to be expected in the IT business but we have been positively surprised by their proactive and caring attitude and personalized pricing."

Janno Oja – partner

Žiga Podgrajšek

Ridango

WaveCom has been an exceptional partner, providing IT infrastructure services that are not only reliable but also innovative. Their expertise in VMware vCloud solutions has been instrumental in ensuring secure and efficient hosting and administration services. 

WaveCom's proactive approach to information and advice, as well as their commitment to service levels, has greatly contributed to our success. We are grateful for their continued support and collaboration.  

Žiga Podgrajšek - Head of O&M
 

Marko Metsoja

UpHillIT

Engaged in software development, we constantly need to quickly create new servers and scale them. For us, owning hardware and dealing with its management is certainly not in line with our goals. After trying out several service providers, we turned to Wavecom, where all our computing needs are covered. The service is also very stable, and it's easy to recommend to our clients to continue using Wavecom's services after development is complete.

The stability of WaveCom's service further led us to start building an automatic Kubernetes platform there, making life significantly easier for both us and our clients. All this is done so that using the service does not require having either DevOps or even IT specialists.

Marko Metsoja - Partner

Toomas Kornet

Semetron

Semetron offers modern and professional medical products and equipment, including field hospitals intended for military use, to healthcare providers. We have been in close cooperation with WaveCom for almost 23 years. Wavecom has created a high availability VMware cluster (including VMware hybrid cloud and DRaaS solution) for us and implemented smart network solutions for our mobile field hospitals.

WaveCom's competent team has been responsive and helpful, assisting us in quickly adapting to changing technological needs and challenges. Thanks to their continuous dedication to innovation and customer-centric approach, we have never been disappointed in WaveCom's services or expertise.

Toomas Kornet MD - Partner

Oliver Lepik

bodyparts.ee

Dealing in wholesale of car spare parts, it is extremely important for us that our customer environment functions ultra-fast and seamlessly. WaveCom's cloud service has proven to be the perfect platform for us. We can confidently focus on our core business, knowing that server-related "surprises" are not to be expected. 

The service operates flawlessly. If there are any questions, answers are just a quick phone call away.

Oliver Lepik - CEO

Janno Oja

Excellent Business Solutions

"In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions.

High availability and security of our client’s data is our main priority. The speed and quality of the support line is also very important. In case of Wavecom we especially appreciate the precise mapping of our needs and careful tailoring of respective technical solutions that ensure security, high availability, speed and quality for both cloud and call center. Quick response is to be expected in the IT business but we have been positively surprised by their proactive and caring attitude and personalized pricing."

Janno Oja – partner

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