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Transforming Telematics with Kubernetes and Rancher


“As we extend our leadership position in Europe, it’s never been more important to put containers at the heart of our growth strategy. The flexibility and scale that Rancher brings is the obvious solution for high-growth companies like ours.” – Thomas Ornell, IT Infrastructure Engineer, ABAX

Norwegian leader in fleet management, equipment and vehicle tracking, ABAX is one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology businesses. The company provides sophisticated fleet tracking, electronic mileage logs and equipment and vehicle control systems to more than 26,500 customers. ABAX manages over 250,000 active subscriptions that connect a variety of vehicles and industrial equipment subscriptions.

The team recently signed an international deal with Hitachi to provide operational monitoring in Hitachi heavy machinery to help owners access operational data. ABAX saves customers millions of dollars every year by preventing the loss and theft of valuable machinery and equipment through granular monitoring of corporate fleet performance.

Thomas Ornell, an IT infrastructure engineer, has been priming ABAX’ infrastructure for significant growth over the past couple of years. Ornell and his team have transformed the company’s innovation strategy, putting containers — and Rancher — at the heart of bold expansion plans. Read our case study to find out how, with Rancher, ABAX is reducing testing time by 75 percent and recovery time by 90 percent.

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