SMS Co., Ltd.


Medical and nursing care provider, calls upon Colt for IT infrastructure

SMS Co., Ltd.

SMS Co., Ltd. (“SMS”) provides job recruitment, employment data, and placement services for medical and nursing care professionals. They also provide administrative support for service providers and community management services through its network of websites. SMS is the only company in Japan to provide such comprehensive services in the industry. Their archive of infrastructure data related to the elderly/elderly care is also invaluable not just to businesses, but to society in general. Their job site, “Nurse Jinzai Bank”, accounts for two thirds of the nursing industry in terms of both number of registrants and successful job placements, which is tops in Japan. SMS’s SaaS-based nursing care insurance claim system, “Kaipoke”, has aided numerous small-to-mid-scale nursing care operators in improving business efficiency through technology. SMS has also started to focus on global markets, targeting active senior communities.

SMS’s Business Challenge

In 2012, SMS needed to expand their IT infrastructure to keep up with their growth. Rack space shortages and increasing power needs were suppressing their ability to interlink with external services, especially cloud-based offerings. They needed to outsource to improve operational efficiency and needed a more capable data center to provide scalable resources.

Why Colt

Colt’s one-stop solution, superior quality, and high cost-efficiency made the decision much easier for SMS. At Colt Tokyo Data Center 1, SMS was able to secure scalable rack space and power capacity, greatly boosting their efficiency. The fact that Colt’s goals also included major global expansion helped convince SMS that Colt would be a good strategic long-term partner. SMS’s corporate systems now operate on a highly flexible architecture supported by Colt’s highly touted remote hands service.

Looking Forward

SMS services are offered in 11 Asian countries, including Japan. SMS expects to expand its international business further and back this growth with a BCP (Business Continuity Planning) program, increased colocation rack space, and any-to-any connectivity provided by Colt’s next-generation Ethernet platform, etherXEN.

Aging populations are a rising concern, not just in Japan, but in many Asian countries. In order to meet the needs of coming generations, we must take action now that will allow us to provide top-notch services at competitive prices and become the undisputed #1 provider throughout Asia. We’re counting on Colt’s support in this endeavorKiichi Murata, Group Leader, Infrastructure Architecture Group, IT Systems Division, SMS Co., Ltd.

The context and content of this document are about KVH Co., Ltd. prior to joining Colt Group S.A.

Colt Solution

Colt offers a robust and scalable colocation environment for SMS devices at Colt Tokyo Data Centre 1(TDC1). Colt’s all-in-one solution includes Internet access for SMS members, Colt VoiceLINE IP (VOIP) for SMS call centres, and Colt Ethernet Line / Hub & Spoke configured redundantly.

Colt Colocation Services (TDC1) →
Colt TDC1 is a robust, urban data centre specifically designed for the mission-critical needs of the financial industry, providing reliability and security compliant with international standards (FISC, ISMS, SAS70). Bilingual on-site engineers ensure operational stability 24×7 in an optimum environment for servers. Expert engineers provide on-demand technical support and are ever ready to head off any potential service disruption.

Colt Ethernet Line / Hub & Spoke →
Colt Ethernet Line (point-to-point) / Hub & Spoke (point-to-multipoint) are low-latency, reliable, and bandwidthguaranteed Ethernet lines. With traffic between data centres increasing year over year, these circuits offer uncompromising performance while reducing cost of access and use. Choose between guaranteed bandwidth (CIR*1=PIR*2), or partial guaranteed bandwidth with burstability (CIR < PIR).
*1 CIR: Comitted Information Rate
*2 PIR: Peak Information Rate

Colt IP Access →
Colt IP Access is an internet service for enterprise customers that need fast and high-quality data connectivity. We offer both shared-bandwidth and private leased line services to support our clients’ various business needs such as webbased content distribution, cloud-based applications, VoIP, or online backups. We also offer a variety of security options for all of needs including reporting, managed IDS/IPS, managed firewall, managed router, and anti-DDOS services.

Colt SIP Trunking / SIP Trunking 050 / VoiceLine ISDN →
Colt offers a selection of ISDN, IP, and 050IP services depending on each client’s VoIP needs. Customers can port their current phone numbers and use them with our services (excl. 050IP), as well as use one of our unique 0AB-J (03, etc. ) numbers.
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