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The BRIC offers Viapass even more control and stability with a 'stretched' datacenter

This enhancement would not have been possible without the valuable contribution of Viapass and the ITS team of the BRIC!
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Viapass

Operational since 2014, Viapass is the interregional association tasked under public law to control, coordinate and communicate the kilometre charge system for trucks over 3.5 tons in the 3 regions of Belgium. In a nutshell: it is the supervisory body for the kilometre charge and the service providers involved.

Infrastructure

At the start of the project, Viapass worked with 2 service providers for the kilometre charge, but this number quickly grew to 6. Every working day, they collect on average up to €2.5 million in kilometre charges, from 140,000 heavy goods vehicles on Belgian roads.

Pretty impressive figures! 

To be able to manage the strong growth in the generated data flows and charges, Viapass needed to develop its ICT infrastructure rapidly. A challenge that Viapass took on with relish: all the service providers have their own secure environment.

Resilience

Naturally, Viapass wants to guarantee the availability of its platform throughout the year. As such, the decision was made to start a specific project, called 'stretched cluster'. Much more than a simple data back-up, it is a configuration in which virtual servers are part of a logical cluster spread over different geographic sites.

With a stretched cluster, interruptions, downtime, incidents or other inconveniences are no longer major issues at the national level.
If an incident occurs at one site, the other site takes over immediately without any operational impact and therefore without loss of data, service interruption or impact on business applications. This has increased data protection. In other words, there are only benefits.

Viapass was the first organisation to test and migrate to the new system. Asked whether Viapass would migrate again in the same way, under the same conditions, with the same team and the same objectives, the response from the Interregional body was a resounding 'yes'. 

"We are very satisfied with the result: Viapass' virtual environment is more stable and secure than ever.  The BRIC always manages to interpret our expectations as we wanted, and put them into practice." Explains Viapass' Managing Director Johan Schoups

Synergy

This enhancement would not have been possible without the valuable contribution of Viapass and the ITS team of the BRIC, always 100% committed to transforming the needs of its customers into effective technical solutions.
Viapass also works with the BRIC for the e-catalogue and the customised IT Consultancy. In addition, since inception, the organisation has relied on IRISNET's secure fibre-optic connection. So it's safe to say there is excellent synergy between Viapass and the BRIC. 

There are many more successful collaborations to come! 

Links

https://www.viapass.be/