ANN ARBOR, Mich – Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud services for enterprise and channel partners, was selected by AISIN World Corp. of America (AISIN), a Tier One developer and producer of automotive components and systems, to provide hybrid cloud and data protection services to support its future growth strategy.
AISIN, a Fortune Global 500 company, supplies everything from electrical to mechanical systems for major international automobile manufacturers including Toyota, General Motors and Volvo. AISIN customers and suppliers depend on AISIN’s IT infrastructure, ranging from manufacturing plants that are fully integrated into the AISIN environment to partners that manage their environment and connect to AISIN systems.
“When we evaluated providers to meet our hybrid cloud needs, the most important factors were reliability, recoverability, responsiveness, with consistent communications providing AISIN the ability to communicate with our end users in real-time,” said Makoto Niimi, IT General Manager for AISIN. “The migration to Otava went like clockwork, and we now have real-time access to information that allows us to be transparent and responsive to our customers, who have indicated they’re experiencing a marked improvement in performance.”
Otava’s hybrid cloud combines the flexibility of the public cloud with the data control and security of the private cloud. By moving to Otava’s managed cloud, AISIN expanded its data storage capacity, strengthened its overall network reliability and increased the efficiency of meeting regulatory requirements domestically and globally.
“Otava is honored to have been selected by AISIN to provide IT infrastructure in our secure data centers; our redundancy, disaster recovery and backup services provide them with the reliable support they needed to keep our operations up and running consistently and smoothly around the clock,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava. “With Otava protecting their data and providing infrastructure support, AISIN can focus internally on building servers and managing the applications that are critical to their clients and their near-term expansion plans.”
Otava provides secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions for service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients. The company provides its customers with a clear path to transformation, with highly effective solutions that solve the challenges of even the most complex and sensitive environments. As a channel-centric cloud and IT service provider, Otava has a global footprint and a broad portfolio of fully managed IT services championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com.
About AISIN Group
AISIN is the world’s sixth largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems. AISIN is the largest transmission manufacturer in the world. It has 215 consolidated companies and employs more than 110,000 people globally. In the Americas, AISIN Group companies include more than 14,000 employees, 36 manufacturing, sales and R & D centers, including AISIN Technical Center of America and FT-Techno of America, the company’s 950-acre proving ground in Fowlerville, Mich.