« The benefit SCC provided was not just in expert technical design and first class project delivery, but also in their willingness to manage unfamiliar technologies and associated workstreams during the planning and implementation phases »

Ian Pountney, Head of IT, Eurostar

Eurostar is a high speed train operating company that provides passenger services between the UK and key European destinations, transporting over 10 million passengers a year between major destinations such as London, Paris and Brussels.

Eurostar’s vision is to become Europe’s most loved travel experience. Like most corporate organisations, IT plays a significant role in helping to support Eurostar’s business. From the provision of its internal enterprise platforms vital to its corporate support teams to the engineering management systems that keep trains in service through to distribution systems that directly serve its end customers, IT is the enabler.

Programmes were architected using industry leading technology and best practice with HP as the primary hardware providers with existing storage from FalconStor and Violin to create a highly available server and messaging platform utilising the two data centres.

SCC’s professional services were actively involved throughout the entire project from the initial Kick-off workshop, through to completion. This was wrapped with project management to ensure smooth running of the project and that the tight deadlines were successfully met.

“SCC has managed to really plug into that gap and run the services as an extension of my team, which is brilliant. “We’ve also got a number of other projects going through with SCC and so far they’re going very successfully. Having that quality of people really helped us. Virtually everybody we met was a real upgrade, versus previous partners.”

“We’ve maintained a very good working relationship with SCC. They really add value for us – We got what we wanted”