“We are very pleased that the migration of our data was possible without any problems, despite the critical time window, and that we are now optimally positioned for the future.”

Gabriele Schwarz, Head of IT and Organization, kika and Leiner

kika and Leiner Migrate Data and Applications in Record Speed 

One of the largest furniture stores in Austria, kika and Leiner, faced the decommissioning of its existing data center, complete data migration, and relocation — all in just one weekend during ongoing operations. VMware HCX, provided via partner Axians ICT Austria, made this possible by serving as the platform for application and data migration. Within 36 hours, Axians ICT Austria and VMware solutions ensured smooth data migration, continuous data security, and full maintenance of processes for providing furniture to customers. In this way, kika and Leiner saved valuable resources, time and costs while establishing a future-proof IT infrastructure the company can react better and with more flexibility to market challenge in the future.

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Ryan Wehner

Ryan is VMware's Industry Director for Retail and Logistics in EMEA. After starting out in a Retail Consumer Goods company, Ryan shifted his focus post-MBA to bringing technology and innovation to the industry. He held software management roles at IBM in the US and Europe. He later joined Quintiq as Business Unit Director for EMEA where he built out their Retail and Logistics business. He held other leadership positions at tech companies SAS and Teradata before joining VMware. Ryan holds an undergraduate degree from the USMA at West Point and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is married with three children and resides in Bavaria, Germany.