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Honda (UK) has signed a two-year deal with ICM to move its website into a public cloud environment. Previously hosted by another provider via a private cloud, the new platform will save the manufacturer running costs, whilst ensuring 24/7 website availability.

Mervyn Eyles, IT Director for Honda UK, explains: “Previously, our private cloud meant that we were paying a substantial sum for a dedicated resource that we were never using to capacity. Moving to a public cloud with ICM means that we can benefit from a virtual infrastructure that is quickly scalable to meet peaks in demand. We are 100 per cent behind continuing the cloud journey and moving to a public cloud gives us a more flexible and cost effective solution.”

To support brand continuity, it is vital that customers can access the Honda website 24/7. The UK website will therefore be hosted on a virtual shared platform across two of ICM’s datacentres, so that if one connection fails an immediate...

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