Values of cloud services

Values of cloud services

 

Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud-based solutions. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 85% of businesses will have a cloud-first approach, and currently, 81% have or are implementing a multi-cloud strategy. Moreover, 67% of enterprise infrastructure is now cloud-based.

Time savings is a crucial factor in implementing cloud solutions, with 66% of companies emphasizing reduced time spent on infrastructure projects. This efficiency streamlines the IT work environment and enhances service quality.

Cloud solutions adoption has led to significant cost optimization. More businesses are implementing a hybrid cloud strategy, driven by continuous innovation, service transparency, predictability, and real-time scalability. As a result, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions usage is on the rise.

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VMware-Cloud

VMware Cloud platform

VMware Cloud is a global ecosystem for cloud operators, leveraging VMware technology. It's used by around 4,000 operators in 100 countries, with approximately 330 having VMware-validated cloud verified accreditation. WaveCom, a long-standing advanced level partner of VMware, is a VMware Cloud verified and Disaster Recovery as a Service accredited service provider.

 

WaveCom Cloud service

WaveCom's VMware Cloud offers a flexible, reliable, and high-performance data center solution, eliminating the need for your own server infrastructure. It allows you to create a solution tailored to your needs, from a single virtual machine to a large enterprise IT infrastructure distributed across various data centers.

Choosing our cloud reduces infrastructure costs, eliminates capital-intensive investments and team costs, enabling cost prediction, focus on core activities, and quick changes.

Our cloud encompasses VMware NSX-T, Cloud Director Availability, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Cloud Director, catering to needs like IaaS, Hybrid Cloud, PaaS, DRaaS, and Backup. The VMware Sovereign Cloud combines cloud computing's flexibility and efficiency with enhanced data security and regulatory compliance, ideal for entities handling sensitive data.

Latency  A key advantage of WaveCom's regional VMware Cloud service is its proximity, offering significantly lower latency compared to global services.

Availability - An ISO 27001 certified high-availability data center and services helps to avoid unplanned downtime, provides a business continuity plan, and offers quick capability to implement it.

Risk - Secure, and compliant with information security standards, our VMware validated services are located in Estonia. We uphold Data Sovereignty, meaning that customer data falls under the jurisdiction of Estonian privacy laws and governance structures. Additionally, customer data is protected by strong contract and the responsibilities of the service provider.

SLA - We understand the needs of our key clients and take responsibility by providing relevant and tough SLA terms

Competence - WaveCom is a long-term advanced-level partner of VMware in providing virtualized services and an accredited service provider of VMware Cloud Verified and Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Team - Our certifications are a sign of the team's broad and up-to-date knowledge. We have 10 VCP - VMware Certified Professional, 3 VCAP - VMware Certified Advanced Professional, and VCIX - VMware Certified Implementation Expert.Our customers can have direct online communication with our experts in real-time.

Flexibility and Compatibility - We use leading virtualization tools in the VMware environment. Workloads are easily movable to and from the cloud. Customers can use their existing technical skills and tools.

 

Cloud Director service platform

VMware Cloud Director is a hybrid cloud platform that integrates various cloud environments and on-premise vSphere-based data centers, offering customers flexibility in configuration. Users can quickly create new vApps, virtual machines, catalogs, and NSX network services. The Cloud Director API enables automation of management operations and is compatible with Infrastructure as Code software like Ansible and Terraform.io.

Users can be assigned different privileges, groups, and roles based on their needs. The platform supports secure two-factor authentication using AzureAD, Cisco DUO, RSA SecureID, or other SAML and OAuth-based solutions. Its multisite feature connects different locations using services in various data centers, and it's integrated with the vRealize Operations Tenant App for monitoring and statistical data.

Additional services include integrated Veeam long-term backup solutions, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes as a service, S3 object storage, and App Launchpad for managing templates and containers.

 

VMware cloud infra

 

Infrastructure

Our cloud service, located in our Estonian state of art data center, operates on three separate HPE Synergy 12000 Frame systems for optimal availability, with all components duplicated. Each system has six redundant power supplies connected to distinct UPS units for uninterrupted operation during power outages.

We use HPE Synergy 480 G10 servers with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6142 2.6 GHz processors and next-generation NVMe Gen4 storage systems capable of handling millions of IOPS. These systems are connected to a redundant 32Gb FC SAN network.

Our VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus software-defined data center offers reliability, efficiency, and robust security. The WaveCom cloud service operates continuously, even during server maintenance and updates. Virtual machines are automatically and seamlessly transferred to another hostserver using VMware vMotion during maintenance, and in case of a server failure, they are launched on other servers in the cluster, preventing data loss.

 

NSX-T Network services

VMware NSX Network Virtualization and security platform delivers a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) experience. The updated NSX-T uses the GENEVE encapsulation protocol for better latency in distributed networks and a two-tiered routing model for low latency in multi-site networks. NSX-T combines network and security functions for automated management of zero trust model networks and services. It features an intelligent vertical Edge gateway firewall and a horizontal distributed firewall. Security policies can be applied automatically to all tagged cloud applications.

NSX-T Edge Gateway enables SNAT and DNAT functions for internet connectivity, while L2 and IPSEC VPNs provide secure access. The integrated AVI Advanced Load balancer directs external traffic using various algorithms.

Our VMware ESXi host servers are connected to an 80GB network linked to duplicated Nexus 9300 100 Gbit/s core network switches. Cisco ASR 9902 routers duplicate the core network and balance traffic. They're located in different data centers and connected to various transit partners like Arelion, Cirtic Telecom and RTIX with 100Gig links Our network, protected against DDoS and congestion attacks. Also it uses the Cisco HSRP protocol to ensure uninterrupted traffic. All virtual machines have a 20 GbE network connection to both Estonian and international networks.

 

NSX netowork virtualization

 

Cloud Director Availability

Cloud Director Availability is a user-friendly tool for backup, replication, migration, and disaster recovery, offering protection against viruses and failures. It manages and automates virtual machine and vApp replications across data centers, including local to cloud and cloud-to-cloud workflows.

This service allows restoration of environments with a single click, even during a server room failure. It can extend on-premise VMware systems to our Cloud data center, and includes an L2 VPN solution for connecting cloud networks.

The service enables orchestrated recovery and migration operations for multiple virtual machines and devices. VMware's technology enables replications to our offsite data center at client-determined frequencies. In emergencies, the offsite data center becomes the primary one.

Multiple RPO (recovery point objective) rules can be set for process restoration. At the offsite location, an entire data center or a single virtual machine can be restored. The "Rewind" feature allows virtual machines to be reverted back in time. Once a suitable recovery point is found, the virtual machine can be restored in offsite datacenter and later relocated back onsite.

In 2021, AS WaveCom received the Disaster Recovery as a Service Provider accreditation from VMware, a distinction held by only 40 VMware partners globally.

 

VMware cloud availability

 

Tanzu Kubernetes clusters

Businesses seeking continuous improvement, reliability, security, and high availability are adopting container-based microservices architecture and DevOps principles. These approaches, coupled with a scalable infrastructure environment, bring flexibility, operational efficiency, and a seamless response to disruptions and changing customer needs.

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes is an advanced infrastructure-as-code service for creating and managing microservices-based clusters and applications. It ensures Kubernetes consistency across environments and centralizes cluster management. With VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, organizations get a unified Kubernetes environment ready for end-user applications and diverse ecosystems.

TKG Standard Runtime caters to end-users and developers, offering advanced features and simplified cluster lifecycle management. It streamlines operations, eliminating the need for specialized knowledge for Kubernetes clusters. During cluster creation, all essential steps, including network configuration, security setup, load balancing, and resource allocation, are performed automatically. The NSX platform provides context-aware security policies for managing virtual routers and firewall rules, ensuring top-tier network security.

 

Read more about Tanzu Kubernetes here.

 

App Launchpad

App Launchpad, a feature of VMware Cloud Director, provides end users with a validated application environment. It showcases VMware Marketplace applications, including Bitnami's preconfigured ones, with user guides available on Bitnami's website. It targets developers, allowing them to quickly launch virtual machines or Kubernetes container applications. The interface displays a variety of applications, including LAMP, Nginx, Tomcat, Node.js, Grafana, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, GitHub, SQL servers, and various developer tools. Users can easily search, select, and launch applications, adjusting configurations like location, IP addresses, network settings, firewall rules, and startup scripts. Container applications can be deployed by connecting to a Kubernetes cluster and adjusting advanced settings if needed using the YAML editor. App Launchpad also offers operating system templates, accessible from the Cloud Director Libraries page.

 

Fast and scalable S3 service

S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web-based cloud storage known for speed and scalability, providing affordable online backup and archiving. VMware Cloud Director uses Object Storage Extension (OSE) to manage data availability, security, and access control. It integrates the S3 interface, allowing users to store objects via a web interface, S3 APIs, file managers, or file explorer software. Users can create directories for vApps, virtual machines templates, ISO files, etc. OSE (2.2) supports backup and restore configuration and data of Kubernetes clusters.

Data in S3 is organized into protected buckets. OSE uses versioning to track changes and recover deleted objects. File versioning compares content and metadata attributes with the most recent upload. Tenant administrators can control user access to data within buckets using access roles and ACLs (Access Control Lists).

WaveCom uses VMware Cloud Director OSE to offer S3 protocol-based storage space using a 5-node high availability and highly scalable software-defined storage system (CEPH). It provides parallel data download speeds of 1.0-1.5GiB/s and upload speeds of about 700 MiB/s. The primary value of an S3-type service is affordable tiered cloud storage, ensuring efficient storage of sensitive data without unnecessary latency. It maintains an instant standby secondary data store and is three times more cost-effective than NVMe storage.

 

Veeam backups solution

Our Cloud Director Availability solution uses VMware vSphere replication technology for efficient virtual machine replication for up to 1-2 weeks. For longer periods, we recommend the Veeam backup solution, offering unlimited storage. Combining backup and replication enhances service fault tolerance. Our backup repositories now have immutability, protecting against ransomware attacks, tampering, or deletion by preventing modifications or removal of backup files for a customer-specified period. We use SSD repositories for up to one-month backups and SSD/SAS hybrid storage for longer durations. Managed through the VMware Cloud Director environment, our user-friendly solution allows customers to handle their virtual server backups easily. Backups are performed periodically, using a "snapshot" approach that minimizes network and disk array load and reduces backup operation time. Customers can restore a single file or an entire virtual machine as needed.

 

WaveCom AS is a leading provider of business services cloud platforms and an innovation leader in cloud services in Estonia. With over 22 years of experience, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for businesses worldwide. Our mission is to deliver peace of mind by safeguarding business-critical data and providing exceptional IT infrastructure hosting services.

At WaveCom, we prioritize innovation and customer satisfaction, striving to be a world-class provider in our industry. Our state-of-the-art data center, completed in 2018, boasts N+2 redundancy and features cutting-edge Schneider Electric and APC equipment. We adhere to TIER 3/4 standards, ensuring a reliable and resilient infrastructure for our clients.

To further demonstrate our commitment to quality and security, we have implemented the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system in our data center operations since 2018. Additionally, our data center and services have been assessed and certified compliant with the ISO 27001:2013 information security and availability standard since 2019.

Our innovative data center and cloud service have become the preferred choice for many technology, insurance, financial, and cybersecurity-related companies. These organizations benefit from our high-availability IT services and choose WaveCom for our certified data center, advanced infrastructure, and unrivaled expertise.

As an Estonian company, we take pride in serving clients in 87 countries, offering comprehensive solutions tailored to their unique needs. With WaveCom, you can trust in our certified data center and services, backed by years of industry experience and a commitment to excellence.

Contact us today to discover how WaveCom can empower your business with reliable, secure, and innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Explore our homepage for highly detailed and comprehensive product pages, providing in-depth information about our offerings.

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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