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The Challenge The decision to expand or move its data center was cri cal to Trek's IT infrastructure strategy. Not surprisingly, minimizing capital expenditures was a large part of the reason Trek chose coloca on from a full service provider. But hard costs weren't the only factor in the final decision. Trek was looking to posi on itself for con nued success by maximizing its business poten al. The company needed specialized experts to monitor cooling systems, ensure global connec ons, reduce its carbon footprint and provide a sustainable infrastructure within a secure environment, so it could remain on a steady growth path. "When we were faced with making a significant IT investment, we realized there were mul ple benefits of coloca on," said Dane Sandersen, Global Security and Infrastructure Director, Trek. "Finding the right partner that could provide us control over own data while offering accredited security and green technologies became our major focus." The OneNeckĀ® IT Solutions Answer Because it was the company's first foray into coloca on, Trek went through a rigorous selec on process in its search for an IT solu ons partner. OneNeck was singled out for its geographic diversity in seven states, where it owns and operates advanced data centers managed by experienced industry experts. Trek was also impressed with the breadth of hybrid solu ons that OneNeck had to offer ranging from cloud services to security. Trek chose to move its produc on environment into the OneNeck data center in Madison, Wisconsin. Trek's future plans call for further geographic diversifica on by moving their disaster recovery environment into a separate OneNeck facility. The Company Trek began in 1976 when its founders set out to make the best bicycles the world had ever seen. Today, Trek is headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and its bicycles and cycling products are sold through 5,000 independently-owned retail loca ons in over 90 countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia. Looking to lower capital costs for IT while maintaining high availability of its applica ons and data, Trek turned to OneNeckĀ® IT Solu ons for a coloca on solu on for its data center. "We reached a point where we had to either update our own IT infrastructure or build a new data center, and neither op on made sense. Partnering with OneNeck provided us with the ability to quickly and securely have access to our data from all around the world while realizing substan al cost savings." Dane Sandersen Global Security and Infrastructure Director Trek Bicycle Customer Case Study Trek Bicycle Corporation Colocation services maximize business potential

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