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SMX Secure Cloud Solutions

Hardware solution that is high performance, high availability, reliable and scalable

About Our Customer

SMX is a market-leading cloud-based email security and cloud messaging platform solution provider

Founded in 2006, SMX develops, implements and supports cloud email services and solutions through two complementary lines of business:

  • SMX Cloud email security
  • SMZ3 Cloud Subscriber Management

SMX has a blue chip list of 200 resellers, service providers and market partners throughout the Asia Pacific region with managed sites across New Zealand, Australia, India and Japan. Major local and international market partners include Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand, Revera & CCL in New Zealand, CMC in India (a subsidiary of the giant Tata Group), and KVH in Japan. SMX is a market-leading, New Zealand-owned cloud email security and cloud messaging platform provider. SMX develops, implements and supports cutting-edge cloud email services and solutions through two product and service lines of business: Solution saved SMX 15-20% of their costs compared to mainstream supplier hardware.



Highlights

  • The main challenge was to ensure that the system was capable of tackling all of the features provided by SMX
  • We needed to deliver a solution that was reliable and redundant to
  • We needed to ensure that the solution was affordable and within SMX’s budget
  • Key Benefits


  • Highly customized compute nodes for high computing power using multiple (8 x 2U) Server nodes, maintaining high redundancy.
  • Highly cost-effective solution and easy to manage
  • Solution saved SMX 15-20% of their costs compared to mainstream supplier hardware.
  • Challenges

    There were a variety of challenges surrounding this project that Digicor had to overcome while creating a solution for SMX. SMX Cloud Email Security is a mature 'in-a-box' email security and hosting solution optimized for business users. The challenge was to ensure, that the system was capable of tackling all the features provided by SMX, given below:

    • Inbound and outbound scanning of both the message body and attachments
    • Highly sophisticated content control and data loss prevention features
    • Encrypted email archiving
    • Lower TCO
    • Enables encryption in-transit
    • 99.999% clean email delivery
    • 100% email server availability


    How We Helped

    Digicor provided SMX with highly customized compute nodes for high computing power, which was gained by having multiple (8 x 2U) Server nodes for to maintain high redundancy. On top of this they were provided 3 x 2U Storage nodes. This helped SMX to attain seamless failover and 100% availability, delivered from their data centres and ISPs running an active configuration. This solution suited their needs as it was highly cost effective, was well within their budget and easy to manage. Standard commodity hardware was used and runs great with their software environment.



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    Results

    SMX has experienced a wide variety of benefits since implementing Digicor’s solution. Digicor’s solution successfully met the high-availability, high-performance application requirements their cloud system posed. The hardware solution provided was not only reliable but it was also scalable and this would be possible at a fraction of cost, as compared to the other Tier1 providers. The solution provided peace of mind that their infrastructure is reliable, scalable and backed by Digicor, one of the most successful solution providers in Australia/ New Zealand.
    This project was implemented in record time, from the time of initial request to the point of delivery. SMX were well informed of the progress all along and solution was delivered in a timely fashion. The solution is still running strong and is used as the back bone of SMX’s core infrastructure. This solution has saved SMX around 15 - 20% of their costs compared to mainstream supplier hardware.



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