SafeBulkers’ Transformation Strategy takes them to the Cloud
- Client: SafeBulkers Ltd.
- Industry: Shipping
- Services: IBM Cloud, Azure Active Directory
- Timeline: Month XX - Month XX
BlueStream created a state-of-the-art, digital transformation solution for SafeBulkers Ltd. Specifically, the certified IBM Business Partner applied its cloud expertise to deploy an ΙΒΜ Cloud Hyper-V hosting environment quickly and easily, running on IBM’s Bare Metal Server Infrastructure (BMaaS). BlueStream also implemented the IBM Qradar SIEM to all users and infrastructure. In addition, SafeBulkers assigned to BlueStream the Azure Disaster Recovery Project.
SafeBulkers, which provides marine transportation services for bulk cargoes worldwide and serves some of the world's largest suppliers, needed a highly reliable and secure IT cloud environment that would cover safely their global business needs. The project’s business objective was to:
- Provide availability and reliability of access and data to serve global demands
- Improve process transparency and efficiency
- Decrease IT spending on management and licensing
- Security monitoring 24x7
- Business continuity under any circumstances
To help business successfully meet requirements for shipping cargoes to destinations worldwide, SafeBulkers needed to connect Athens-based IT resources (Central Office) to their worldwide branches and all vessels, efficiently and rapidly. This included legacy software, systems, users, collaboration, monitoring, and security. On top, SafeBulkers needed a highly available -and easy to manage- hosting infrastructure. “We’re a 24x7 agency, so having highly reliable IT is what’s most important to us.” mentioned Dimitris Tsetsis, SafeBulkers’ IT manager.