Two outdated IT islands were causing problems time and time again at the SchwuZ, a cultural event organizer in Berlin. The existing IT infrastructure at the club was more like a mishmash of decentralized servers and software than an efficient and secure IT server environment. For this reason, the SchwuZ decided to remedy the situation and switched over to new services and state-of-the-art software which run virtually on the basis of Univention Corporate Server. This finally made it possible to establish a productive and reliable IT basis.
We here at bitpack.io accompanied the project from start to finish and would like to present it to you today.
Headquarters versus club: 2 “IT islands” are one too many
The SchwuZ operates a club spanning 1,600 m2 and with a capacity of around 1,100 people close to its headquarters in the Neukölln district of Berlin. With around 100 members of staff in total, the administration required a lot of running between the two IT islands for the part-time IT administrator, as there was no central administration.