Wunderman Thompson


Wunderman Thompson is a global end-to-end marketing agency of 20,000 professionals in 90 markets world-wide.

Challenge

In 2015, Wunderman Thompson won a major project bid with medical equipment and services giant, Fresenius Medical Care, developing digital strategy and an all new property for the Fresenius Kidney Care brand in North America. The project would require high availability, performance, and security would be essential. The technical environment involved various technology elements, all working together seamlessly at scale to accommodate the client’s expansive customer base across the United States.

Wunderman Thompson needed a partner with the right experience and technical chops that they could depend on.

Solutions

IONICA designed and built a secure, high performance, high availability environment in Rackspace. IONICA was again engaged to build a next generation technology solution for the Fresenius Kidney Care property, which was launched at the end of 2019 in Microsoft Azure. IONICA also manages and maintains the technology environment for the property, including monitoring, incident response, security, and support for developers and managers.

Benefit realisation

Through IONICA’s expertise, integrated, collaborative approach, and powerful technology, Wunderman Thompson delivered a highly complex, large-scale solution to a key client on time and under budget. Fresenius is still a valued client of both Wunderman Thompson and IONICA today.

Services provided

Consulting, environment design and build, site reliability engineering, cyber security, devops, monitoring, management and maintenance, and incident response.

Technical information

  • Languages and frameworks: Sitecore, ASP .NET, WordPress, PHP, CraftCMS
  • Operating systems: Linux, Windows Server
  • Services: web servers, load balancing, clustering, firewalls, relational databases (Microsoft SQL), document databases (MongoDB)