Bechtle commissioned by SGB-SMIT Group to transform their corporate IT with Google Cloud

  • Europe’s leading pure-play transformer manufacturer modernises entire data centre and desktop infrastructures
  • Bechtle supports in planning, cloud migration and managed services

Neckarsulm, 23 July 2020 – Bechtle is to support the SGB-SMIT Group in modernising the company’s entire international data centre and office IT landscapes. The transformer specialist has chosen Bechtle Munich/Regensburg to build a central, virtual data centre based on Google Cloud’s platform and VMware’s virtualisation technology.

Google Cloud VMware Engine, which is specially designed to drive migrations of VMware-based applications to Google Cloud, forms the basis of the group’s IT transformation project, which will extend over several years. Headquartered in Regensburg, Germany, the transformer specialist with 14 international locations is planning to collate all of its dispersed data centre environments and virtual desktop infrastructures into a centralised, cloud-based IT data centre for the entire group.

Bechtle was already involved in the project’s early planning and design phase. Bechtle Munich/Regensburg will migrate SGB-SMIT’s systems and applications of existing VMware infrastructures into an integrated, highly scalable cloud environment and run the infrastructure as a managed service.


Partner statements

“Bechtle was the perfect partner for our digital transformation journey. With their help, SGB-SMIT has been able to take a significant step towards a completely virtualised data centre. We would also like to extend our thanks to Google Cloud, which was able to provide the technology to turn our vision into reality. We are looking forward to continuing this transformation journey together with these partners,” says Salvatore Cassara, Group IT Manager, SGB-SMIT Group.

“We are proud to be able to support our loyal customer in this crucial transformation phase. The data centre and desktop architectures that we have virtualised together can now be seamlessly developed into a cloud-only model. With simple scalability and the combination of native cloud services on Google Cloud’s platform, the SGB-SMIT Group is shaping an IT landscape that is centred on sustainability, performance and innovation,” says Roland König, Managing Director, Bechtle Munich/Regensburg.

“Together with Google Cloud, we have successfully developed a tailored, future-oriented IT concept for the SGB-SMIT Group. It perfectly adapts to the customer’s changing business needs and can be seamlessly expanded with new cloud services such as data analytics and machine learning,” says Melanie Schüle, Managing Director, Bechtle Clouds GmbH.

“With Google Cloud VMware Engine, we are able to provide a reference architecture to support the SGB-SMIT Group on its path into the cloud. In Bechtle, we are delighted to have a strong IT partner to help us realise our projects and give us the impetus we need to boost digitalisation in small and medium sized business and large organisations alike,” says Annette Maier, Managing Director, Google Cloud DACH.

Press Release
Melanie Schüle
Roland König
Annette Maier