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LSH Auto Australia has accelerated digital transformation into the ‘fast lane’ following a secure and successful hybrid cloud migration that sees the automotive powerhouse driving agility, flexibility and business innovation across its entire dealer network and ramping up security.

“With a team of 520 employees nationally, LSH Auto runs a lean operation with a high reliance and requirement for IT to drive digital transformation and innovation,” according to Alex
Wong, LSH Auto Australia’s Head of IT.

As part of the migration, LSH Auto underwent a massive infrastructure and endpoint upgrade, and made a significant transfer of data and workload management onto a new hybrid IT environment. It all runs via a mix of on-premise, colocation datacentre and private cloud, underpinned by HPE server and
storage infrastructure.

On the security front, the company adopted a private cloud infrastructure to securely migrate its data, and also created a new active directory and email platforms (on-premise email
protection was previously on-board).

In fact, the security moves couldn’t come quick enough. With security traditionally controlled through Germany, and no data sovereignty framework or adherence to local compliance legislation, there was a pressing need to bolster the security agenda at the Australian arm of operations.

Certainly, big things are at play for the South Melbourne-based company, which is a premium automotive retailing group and the leading dealer of Daimler, AG and Mercedes Benz, with 11 outlets in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

In fact, recent structural changes kicked into high gear for the Australian operation, part of LSH Auto International, the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicle dealer group with
decades-long heritage and expertise in retail operations and more than 22,000 employees worldwide.

The company’s global business footprint covers over 240 outlets in more than 110 cities across seven markets: Mainland China, Taiwan Region, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, Cambodia, and Australia.

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LSH Auto Australia has accelerated digital transformation into the ‘fast lane’ following a secure and successful hybrid cloud migration that sees the automotive powerhouse driving agility, flexibility and business innovation across its entire dealer network and ramping up security.

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