Vroon moves to IT-as-a-service concept for 120-vessel fleet

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Netherlands-based Vroon, operator of a fleet of 120 deep sea and offshore-support vessels, has announced a new partnership with Navarino that will see the shipping company roll-out Navarino’s Quazar IT-as-a-service platform across the fleet to manage all of its technology processes.

The service will allow Vroon to outsource the design, acquisition, management and support of the ships’ complete IT infrastructure, moving from a CAPEX (Capital expenditures) set-up to an OPEX (Operating expenses) model for all IT hardware, software and support.

The deal also includes direct access to a personal Navarino fleet IT manager for the vessels, as well as the provision of cyber security services including EDR (Endpoint detection and response) protection and SOC (Security Operations Centre) assistance.

“We were really impressed by Navarino’s flexible approach. Rather than providing black-box solutions, which are fixed in terms of what they offer, Navarino is very willing to listen and adapt its solutions to our needs, even when these needs evolve,” said Vroon Group ICT Manager Rob Frenks.

“Quazar brings several advantages to our vessels. Along with Navarino’s bandwidth management and optimisation solution, Infinity, it allows us to build a stable, standardised IT environment across our fleet. This will facilitate growth and scalability, whilst operating completely independently from any connectivity provider.”

“As an organisation, Vroon is very keen on solutions that deliver a real productivity boost and time savings. Quazar’s central management platform delivers just that, providing us a single point of management for vessel computers, domain control, backup services and access points. An additional bonus is the fixed, monthly fee, giving us clarity over the costs involved.”

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