Customer Story


A Forward-Looking Partnership

Operating Koelnmesse GmbH (Cologne Trade Fair Company) IT operations since 2011

Computacenter hosts, operates and supports all Koelnmesse central applications and IT end user devices.




Before Computacenter took over the Koelnmesse, central applications frequently failed and disrupted the trade fair events. Since then, the situation has completely changed. The two companies have continuously developed their partnership over the years. With the current service contract about to expire, Koelnmesse once again chose Computacenter to be its central IT service provider. The fact that it extended the contract by another five years reflects the company’s high levels of satisfaction with the services provided by Computacenter.




Computacenter operates all Koelnmesse central applications in a virtualised storage environment. This is based on the FlexPod architecture and hosted at a data center in Frankfurt. Computacenter is also responsible for the operation of all IT end user devices at Koelnmesse, as well as the central Service Desk in Cologne.




Since the two companies entered into partnership, all Koelnmesse central applications have been stable and reliable. This solution provided by Computacenter also forms a strategic basis for continuous development of all IT workstations at Koelnmesse.


The private cloud at Computacenter enables us to make sure that all events go smoothly. We have a close, trusting relationship with Computacenter. It was therefore only logical that this partnership should continue over the next few years.

Achim Stolzki - Central Division Manager IT, Koelnmesse

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