Cadenas, a global provider of digital 3D CAD and BIM product catalogs, is expanding their server infrastructure for the provision of its IT services. The new server in Canada further improves the user experience on customer websites and download portals, this also optimized latency and expanded bandwidth. These effects are particularly noticeable for end customers in the U.S., Canada, and South America, with faster 3D previews and shortened download times for CAD and BIM product data.
The new server platform is easily scalable and highly reliable, it also achieves additional security through mirroring (geographic redundancy) of Cadenas data centers, the company protects customers against failure of a single data center. “When selecting the North American location for our new data center, it was important for us to ensure a high level of data protection as well as state-of-the-art technology and hardware for the operation of a ‘private cloud’,” explains Ralf Humpfer, Director of IT at Cadenas. “We were able to quickly and securely connect the new site to our existing network thanks to our experience in operating international hosting infrastructures and the great team performance. We can thus react very quickly to customer needs and any performance bottlenecks due to the good scaling options.”
Technology enables engineers to download 3D CAD models from the Cadenas servers, the digital component is generated natively, in real-time, and in formats engineers and architects prefer. This enables users to configure trillions of potential CAD model variations in the provided CAD and BIM manufacturer catalogs and receive CAD and BIM models for immediate use. The improved server speed accelerates the entire process by enabling the CAD system on Cadenas servers to process data faster.
Doug Korneffel, CTO of the North American subsidiary Cadenas PARTsolutions, also sees the new server location as a great benefit for customers: “At Cadenas we take customer experience seriously. We understand fast download speeds and security are important to our customers and their end-users. The new North American servers allow our customers to provide the highest quality CAD data instantly while ensuring the security of their intellectual property.”