Datacenter on Cloud


The Confederazione Cooperative Italiane, Confcooperative, is the main organization of representation, assistance and protection of the cooperative movement and of Italian social enterprises for the number of enterprises (19,883), employed individuals (543,000) and turnover achieved (65.1 billion euro of turnover). The members represented are 3,272,933. Confcooperative is divided into territorial and sectoral structures. On the national territory it is present with 22 Regional Unions, 79 Provincial Unions, 8 Interprovincial Unions.



Confcooperative needed to restructure its Data Center, through which it provides services to all Italian offices and cooperatives, looking for both a general optimization of costs and the renewal of the infrastructure, to provide those associated with updated services and quality and above all to secure their data.

We have designed and implemented an IT infrastructure as a service for the customer (DCaaS), to ensure the provision of processing capacity, memory and storage as a pay per use service.’s DCaaS solution is a self-service software solution for Provisioning and orchestration, for data center automation and cloud computing. It enables secure, on-demand, and highly automated IT operations for both physical and virtual computing infrastructures, network resources, storage and applications.
It fits perfectly into the broader Cloud strategy thanks to the native integration with the servers and the Cisco network devices, and the opening for the integration of physical and virtual multi vendor infrastructures. Through this approach,’s DCaaS system orchestrates resource-level operations on computing elements (Cisco Unified Computing System ™ or other hardware), hypervisors (VMware, Xen, Hyper-V), storage resources (EMC and NetApp) , and network resources (the Cisco Nexus ® family).



Outsourcing on the Datacenter Cloud enabled them to:


  • Reduce energy consumption and cooling costs;
  • Streamline physical space;
  • Facilitate Management;
  • Facilitate the provisioning of new services and new servers, with maximum scalability in mind;
  • Not to have to think about maintenance;
  • Acquire independence from technological obsolescence;
  • Eliminate the problem of technological renewal of the infrastructure;
  • Have more control over services, bandwidth and security;
  • Reset Capex (capital expenses);
  • Optimize the Opex (operating expenses);
  • Maximize ROI (return on investment).