CADENAS expands server infrastructure with North American site

Provider of online 3D catalogs for technical components launches servers in Canada, increasing performance and reliability for its customers

CADENAS GmbH, a global provider of digital 3D CAD and BIM product catalogs, is expanding their server infrastructure for the provision of their IT services. The new server in Canada further improves the user experience on customer websites and download portals. This also optimized latency and expanded bandwidth. These effects are particularly noticeable for end customers in the U.S., Canada and South America, with faster 3D previews and shortened download times for CAD and BIM product data.

Faster 3D previews and shortened download times for CAD models

eCATALOGsolutions technology enables engineers to download 3D CAD models from the CADENAS servers. The digital component is generated natively, in real time and in formats engineers and architects prefer. This enables users to configure trillions of potential CAD model variations in the provided CAD and BIM manufacturer catalogs and receive CAD and BIM models for immediate use. The improved server speed accelerates the entire process by enabling the CAD system on CADENAS servers to process data faster.

Geographic redundancy heightens security, and scalable server infrastructure improves performance

The new server platform is easily scalable and highly reliable. It also achieves additional security through mirroring (geographic redundancy) of CADENAS data centers. CADENAS protects customers against failure of a single data center. "When selecting the North American location for our new data center, it was important for us to ensure a high level of data protection as well as state-of-the-art technology and hardware for the operation of a ‘private cloud’," explains Ralf Humpfer, Director of IT at CADENAS GmbH. "We were able to quickly and securely connect the new site to our existing network thanks to our experience in operating international hosting infrastructures and the great team performance. We can thus react very quickly to customer needs and any performance bottlenecks due to the good scaling options."

Doug Korneffel, CTO of the North American subsidiary CADENAS PARTsolutions, LLC., also sees the new server location as a great benefit for customers: "At CADENAS we take customer experience seriously. We understand fast download speeds and security are important to our customers and their end users. The new North American servers allow our customers to provide the highest quality CAD data instantly while ensuring the security of their intellectual property."

Thousands of digital product catalogs for technical components are hosted via CADENAS’ server infrastructure. 3D CAD models are available for download as digital twins worldwide and around the clock through the search engine, the download platform PARTcommunity and the individual product catalogs of the component manufacturers. In 2020, users made 666 million downloads.

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