They’re an integral part of the Amsterdam urban landscape: the metro, bus, and trams of the GVB. Every day thousands of tourists, day-travelers, and Amsterdam citizens travel to their destinations. Every day the GVB tries to have the busy and impatient traffic reach its destination in a fast and secure way. To be able to focus on that core task, the GVB was looking for a partner who would take care of the data center housing. They found this partner in NorthC.
The GVB was looking at a renovation and internal move. This also led them to look at their data center environment. Will we be centralizing all internal data centers? Or is outsourcing the way to go? “It took over a year before we’d worked out all the different scenarios”, says Bas van Kan of TiM Project Managers, who had the job as external project manager to streamline this operation. “Ultimately, outsourcing was the best choice.”