H.I.S. Co., Ltd.

H.I.S. Co., Ltd. Selects Colt (formerly KVH) SmartGiga® for AWS to Connect to Amazon Web Services

Colt Solution

Colt SmartGiga® for AWSManaged IT DevicesSmartGiga® Leased Line ServiceAmazon VPC Implementation Support (Optional)

The context and content of this document are about KVH Co., Ltd. prior to joining Colt Group S.A.

We’d known about Colt’s solid reputation in the financial industry and after procuring their services, we were impressed with the high quality, flexibility, and pricing of their service. As we expand our business in Southeast Asia, we will continue to rely on their outstanding support.– Takayuki Enomoto
Team Leader, Infrastructure Solution Team
Infrastructure System Management Group
Information Systems Division
H.I.S. Co., Ltd.

H.I.S. Co., Ltd.

H.I.S. Co., Ltd. is a travel agency with operations encompassing all aspects of the travel industry, including planning, selling and managing international and domestic travel packages, theme parks – like Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, hotels, and transportation operations like Asia Atlantic Airlines and Kyushu Industrial Transportation Group (Kyushu Sanko Group). The firm has 298 offices in Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa and 171 international offices in 117 cities (as of June, 2014), and is expanding both domestically and globally.

H.I.S.’s Business Challenge

H.I.S. had been operating and managing its systems in-house, but doing so was beginning to tax the company’s resources. Expensive equipment and labor-intensive, time-consuming maintenance – especially with regard to hardware and connectivity issues – weighed heavily on their engineers. H.I.S. needed a solution to shed those problems and furnish an easy-to-use system for their international offices.

Why Colt

After electing to migrate to the AWS cloud to simplify their operations, H.I.S. chose Colt to provide dedicated connectivity for AWS Direct Connect. Colt’s proven track record in the financial services sector and other industries, as well as highly competitive pricing were cited as decisive factors. By adopting dedicated, redundant Ethernet connectivity offered by Colt SmartGiga® for AWS, along with Managed IT Devices and Amazon VPC Implementation Support, H.I.S. was able to reduce administrative overhead, staffing, and operations costs. Additionally, they were able to improve security and stability, which had been problematic with their prior VPN, and do so with significantly less effort. H.I.S. simply provided their desired network configuration and Colt took care of the rest.

Looking Forward

H.I.S. plans to continue its expansion in Asia and throughout the world, beginning with Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, where they’ve already established many offices. They also plan to contribute more to regional economies by hiring locally. As expansion continues, their corporate systems and e-commerce sites (global and domestic) will be migrated over to AWS to ensure accessibility.

Colt Solution

Colt’s solution was a secure, low-latency, private connection to AWS with a dedicated, redundantly configured 1Gbps Ethernet line. Combined with Managed IT Devices and Amazon VPC Implementation Support options, H.I.S. was able to offload IT management burdens, allowing Colt to oversee network management, hardware, and monitoring, resulting in greater stability of their IT environment at a lower cost.

Colt Solution for H.I.S.

Colt SmartGiga® for AWS

is a bandwidth-guaranteed, low-latency Ethernet service available at 1G/10G that provides dedicated, stable and secure AWS connectivity. This proprietary high-capacity, high-speed network is ideal for handling large volumes of data. Performance is backed by strict SLAs covering service delivery time, fault handling, and availability.
Colt SmartGiga® for AWS

Colt Solution for H.I.S.

Managed IT Devices

is a comprehensive managed IT service whereby devices like routers, switches, load balancers and servers used at Colt’s data centers or on customer premises are provided on a rental basis along with installation, configuration, monitoring, management and troubleshooting. Service is rendered in accordance with the ITIL® framework of processes and best practices. Alert handling and 24×365 monitoring support is also provided.
Managed IT Devices

Amazon VPC Implementation Support (optional)

As a customer option, Colt can handle configuration of AWS Direct Connect, VPC implementation and BGP connectivity.