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Press release – Verium

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dbi services partners with Verium to accelerate growth strategy

Delémont, 3 December 2020 – A group of investors represented by the multi-family office Verium acquires a majority stake in dbi services. The founders and key employees remain substantially invested and will continue to develop the business together with Verium. The company intends to further expand its strong position in the Swiss market and to realize an ambitious growth strategy both organically as well as through add-on acquisitions.

Yann Neuhaus, co-founder and CSO of dbi services: “With Verium we found an experienced and financially strong partner with whom we are convinced to successfully achieve our growth targets. dbi services seeks to expand its geographical footprint and its technological expertise, organically as well as through buy & build”.  Yann Neuhaus and his co-founders David Hueber (CEO), Grégory Steulet (CFO) and Hervé Schweitzer (CTO), together with selected key employees, retain a significant minority stake, continue to form the management of
dbi services and are committed to drive the company’s long-term development.

“We at dbi services will continue to differentiate ourselves through our team of certified and skilled IT specialists providing very high quality and expert-driven services with a clear focus on operating enterprise information systems and IT infrastructures” says CEO David Hueber. “Verium shares our entrepreneurial philosophy and cultural values and can support our future development both strategically and financially. We will continue to invest in our people, who are key to the continuing success of our company, in order to keep pace with the rapid development in technology and to provide best-in-class and innovative services to our clients”.

Verium strengthens the company’s board with Rogier Engelsma and Stephanie Roller. “With its strong market position, highly sticky customer base, blue-chip partner network and skilled employees dbi services is very well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities such as cloud migration and increasing complexity of IT infrastructures. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the dbi services team as the company enters an exciting stage in its growth path”, says Stephanie Roller, Investment Director at Verium.

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Yann Neuhaus
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Verium AG
Stephanie Roller, Investment Director
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About dbi services
Founded in 2010 and with offices in Delémont, Basel, Nyon, Bern and Zurich, dbi services is a leading Swiss IT management consulting expert for enterprise information systems based on Oracle, Microsoft, Open Source, Cloud and ECM (incl. OpenText) technologies. The company employs more than 70 certified and experienced IT specialists who design, realize, and operate cutting-edge IT infrastructures for SMBs and multinationals from various industries such as pharma, healthcare, insurance, banking, and the public sector. dbi services enjoys the trust of more than 300 customers in Switzerland, Germany, Benelux, Italy and France.
www.dbi-services.com

About Verium
Verium is an independent multi-family office and manages direct investments in medium-sized companies in the DACH region for its investors. Latest investments include Home Instead, basefit.ch, Christ & Heiri, Toradex, Ceposa / Frische & Service, Quickmail, Mobil in Time / S&G, DSwiss and ZĂĽnd.
For this transaction, Verium was advised by Wenger & Vieli (legal), Alvarez & Marsal (financial and commercial) and PwC (tax). The sellers were advised by P4I Partners (M&A) and Tavernier Tschanz (legal).
www.verium.com

Webinar SQL

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Webinar

Data virtualization:  Dream or reality?

28.09.2020 & 24.11.2020 – 10:30-11:30 am – Online

Presented by Christophe Cosme

Learn how SQL Server 2019 has extended its features through virtualization by avoiding movement and data replication during their integration. Discover also a new virtual environment that is becoming increasingly important in a world where information must be consumed quickly. The seminar is held in French and in German.

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OI Days 2020 – Online

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Webinar Open Infrastructure (in English)

17.09.2020, Online

We are pleased to present you the new edition of our Open Infra Day. This year, our Open Source-oriented event includes three technical presentations exploring various topics such as Kubernetes, Suse Linux Enterprise and PostgreSQL.

AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTION

09:00
One click "Instant Postgres cloning" with Suse BTRFS

Details

With today’s Dev/Ops approach, databases need to be provisioned and cloned instantly.

Developers often need new Postgres instances for development and testing purposes against a defined version. These must be readily available for testing and validation procedures. By combining PostgreSQL with the BRTFS filesystem on SUSE Linux Enterprise systems, this requirement becomes a no brainer.

This session will guide you through rapid provisioning and cloning using BRTFS subvolumes in an automated way. Wrap that into Ansible playbooks and database instances can be provisioned and cloned by everyone.

Presented by

  • SaĂŻd Mendi, Consultant at dbi services
10:00
Will PostgreSQL finally get the “undo” function?

Details

Traditionally PostgreSQL stores relations in a format called ” heap “. This comes with advantages, but also with drawbacks. One of the downsides is that every PostgreSQL DBA needs to deal with bloat at some point in time as updates generate new rows in PostgreSQL.

Zheap promises to eliminate most of this bloat. In addition, it claims to be superior for certain kinds of workloads by introducing undo segments. In various demos, we will go through the architecture of zheap, highlight its advantages and then do some tests, thus comparing heap and zheap.

Presented by

  • Daniel Westermann, Technology Leader Open Infrastructure and Principal Consultant at dbi services
11:00
OpenShift Container Platform - Kubernetes for enterprises

Details

Containers, Kubernetes and hybrid cloud. What’s behind the hype and how these technologies can help your business.

What are Containers and their benefits.

Why you need Kubernetes and what it can do.

Deploying, delivering, and scaling containers with OpenShift.

 

Presented by

  • Marius Lapagna, Solution Architect at Red Hat

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    Cloud event

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    Cloud event

    3.11.2020 in French & 5.11.2020 in German / ONLINE

    Cloud technologies are constantly evolving, and it sometimes becomes difficult to get an overview of the latest innovations or to compare the technologies among themselves. Through this event dedicated to Cloud platforms, we’d like to provide you with a technical and convivial moment. You will discover various services offered by the AWS Cloud to operate a Data Center, what are the possibilities proposed by Microsoft Azure in the context of data virtualization or how it is possible to use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for application consolidation.

    Our partners Oracle, AWS and Microsoft will be present at this event and delighted to answer your questions.

    AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTION

    08:30
    AWS presentation & Operating a Data Center in AWS Cloud

    AWS presentation

    Short introduction on AWS and its cloud solution.

    Presented by

    • 3.11.2020, in French: Eric Bianchi, Senior Solutions Architect
    • 5.11.2020, in German: Matthias Egli, Partner Development Manager

    Operating a Data Center in AWS Cloud

    Operating a data center involves many different areas (machine provisioning, OS installation, network configuration, etc.). Based on a customer mandate, this session will present main AWS services to operate data center operations in the AWS public cloud. It will show different tools used to provision both EC2 (IaaS) and RDS instances (PaaS). You will then learn how AWS System Manager is leveraged to automate patching of servers that run in the Cloud or on premises.

    Presented by

    • Nicolas Jardot, Senior Consultant at dbi services
    09:45
    Microsoft presentation & Data virtualization within Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft presentation

    Short presentation on Microsoft and the Azure cloud.

    Presented by

    • 3.11.2020, in French: Jean-Loup Orgitello, Azure presales at TechData
    • 5.11.2020, in German: Okan Topcu, Azure presales at TechData

    Data virtualization within Microsoft Azure

    With the current focus on enterprise digitalization, data management has become a real challenge. Microsoft’s data virtualization technology enables you to federate your data located in Azure and in AWS.

    Presented by

    • Christophe Cosme, Consultant at dbi services
    11:00
    Oracle presentation & Using OCI for infrastructure consolidation

    Oracle presentation

    Short presentation on Oracle and its cloud services.

    Presented by

    • 3.11.2020, in English: Thomas Teske, Business Development Manager Technology at Oracle & Robert Houska, Field CTO at Oracle
    • 5.11.2020, in German: Thomas Teske, Business Development Manager Technology at Oracle & Robert Houska, Field CTO at Oracle

    Using OCI for infrastructure consolidation

    This presentation describes how the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can be used for an application consolidation. Based on a customer project, we will show various steps, such as the network configuration, on-premises integration, database and application server setup, which are necessary to transfer the systems to the OCI. Finally, procedures will be presented to show how systems are made highly available (data guard, load balancer) or how golden images can facilitate the provision of new systems. This infrastructure was set up within 3 days and the migration of 5 customers including the test and production system were carried out in about 1 month. Meanwhile the customer operates 22 clients in the OCI.

    Presented by

    • Thomas Rein, Senior Consultant at dbi services
    12:00
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    DevOps Webinar – english

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    DevOps Webinar

    May 26th at 11 am

    Thank you for your interest in our DevOps Webinar. The event is unfortunately fully booked. Please contact the Region Manager of your nearest subsidiary.

    Join us remotely for the technical session “DevOps for Ops at dbi services” presented by Arnaud Berbier.
    Within an hour, you will know if the legacy applications are ready for the Cloud Native, deployed in production and if they are really appropriate. You will also find out if JenkinsX EcoSystem is useful in this context.
    During this presentation, Arnaud Berbier will share his experience in implementing JenkinsX as a CI/CD platform in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Please note that places are limited. Do not hesitate to register as soon as possible.
    The information on remote login will be communicated to you in due time.