The world’s leading in-car navigation provider accelerates development cycles, increases business agility and simplifies IT with Apache CloudStack.
“CloudStack adds tremendous business value because it means we can do things faster and be more flexible. If developers have a great idea that they want to test, we can more quickly give them the environments they need, including all the required interdependencies, which can be quite complex. Previously, that might have taken months; now we can deploy entire platforms in a few days.”
- Ian Hammond, Senior Vice President of Technology Operations, TomTom
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services.TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as GPS-enabled sports watches.Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 35 countries.
The Business Situation: Providing more agile support for the business
A pioneer of navigation and location-based products and services, TomTom has grown quickly through a
consistent focus on meaningful innovation. Over time, the company’s environment has grown to many
datacenters worldwide, “As a group, our biggest challenge was moving our technology organization toward a
more unified, consistent service platform, as well as becoming more dynamic,” says Ian Hammond, senior vice
president of the company’s technology operations group, which is responsible for the back-end systems and
platforms used in service delivery and new product development.