Business challenge

To deliver its data-driven, behavioral-based threat intelligence offering to customers worldwide, Crypteia Networks needed a powerful cloud platform with international data center presence.


Crypteia Networks provisioned IBM Cloud bare metal server infrastructure to support high-performance global delivery of the MOREAL solution.


Drives down costs

with IBM Cloud technology that delivers greater impact at a lower price point than competitive offer

Minimizes IT management

with high-performance servers that reduce administrative overhead

Supports global expansion

with IBM Cloud data center facilities available worldwide for solution delivery

Business challenge story

Taking intelligent security to the cloud

While developing MOREAL, a data-driven threat intelligence platform providing monitoring, reporting and alerting capabilities, Crypteia began seeking a powerful cloud hosting solution. “We were looking for technology that would allow us to perform a great deal of computation, and using onsite resources wasn’t the optimal option for us,” says Yiannis Giokas, Crypteia founder and chief executive officer.

To deliver its platform to organizations worldwide, Crypteia wanted to team with a cloud provider offering global data center presence. “We needed a partner that would enable us to be as close as possible to our customers,” says Giokas.

IBM Cloud provided expertise we couldn’t get from other providers. It’s been critical for the quality and performance of our service.

—Yiannis Giokas,Founder and Chief Executive Officer,Crypteia Networks

Transformation story

Choosing powerful IBM Cloud servers

Disappointed by the performance of a Dimension Data hosting solution, Crypteia evaluated Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud platforms. “The key differentiators for IBM Cloud are bare metal server technology and service,” says Sokratis Galiatsis, Crypteia senior DevOps engineer. “In our opinion, these factors put IBM Cloud at the top of the market.”

With help from IBM Cloud specialists, Crypteia designed and provisioned bare metal server infrastructure in IBM Cloud data centers in Dallas, Texas, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Results story

Delivering globally and keeping costs low

IBM Cloud technology provides a highly cost-effective hosting platform for Crypteia’s MOREAL solution. “The cost per gigabyte of RAM [random access memory] is much, much cheaper than what Amazon or Azure offers,” says Galiatsis.

Crypteia also minimizes its IT management burden with the high-performance IBM Cloud platform. “With less powerful technology, having to add more machines would also increase our administrative overhead,” says Giokas. “We would need a huge DevOps team if we weren’t running on IBM Cloud.”

Finally, the IBM Cloud solution offers the international data center locations Crypteia needs to support ongoing business expansion. “The fact that IBM Cloud has presence in Mexico and Brazil is very important for us because these are key markets for our business,” says Giokas.

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About Crypteia Networks

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Athens, Greece, Crypteia Networks helps enterprises combat cybercrime and attacks with MOREAL, a threat intelligence offering built around a proprietary machine-learning algorithm. The company is a subsidiary of global telecommunications and networking leader PCCW Global.

Solution components

  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

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