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C2C Rail Limited

Solution: Oracle Cloud Deployment




C2C Rail Limited: Oracle Cloud Deployment

C2C required new Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) technology to keep up with franchise commitments.  However, their preferred TVM vendor, Parkeon, required Oracle technology for deployment.

The Challenge

The main challenges were hardware and security-driven:

The rail company had not budgeted for additional hardware requirements for the deployment of the technologies involved
Traditional Managed Hosting solutions were not suitable for data residency or the level of security that C2C required

The move to Oracle alongside budget and hardware considerations required the expertise of a company familiar with the Oracle Cloud Portfolio. 

C2C Rail chose to work with DSP to plan their move into an Oracle environment, and how best to handle such a large scale operation

The Solution

Build the solution as a PaaS service in Oracle Cloud
PaaS services integrated with the onsite TVMs

DSP helped C2C and Parkeon build the solution as a PaaS service in Oracle Cloud. The service included Oracle database and application server PaaS services integrated with the onsite TVMs, so C2C could use their preferred TVM provider without excessive new hardware costs.

Why DSP-Explorer?

We promised comprehensive coverage across all the Rail Franchises when providing database services across Oracle and SQL
Our publicly verified ability across the Oracle Cloud Portfolio i.e. PaaS

The Result

Rapid deployment of TVMs that met franchise requirements
Low cost, predictable scalability options
Ongoing management

The design DSP provided allowed for more TVMs across more stations in a low cost, predictable way. The project moved rapidly from Proof of Concept to deployment and live TVMs, while staying in full consideration of franchise requirements. 

DSP's management and support also ensured continuous availability and a smooth integration with Parkeon's machines. 


Rail franchise operator ‘Coast 2 Coast’ (C2C) holds its place as one of the UK's most popular and punctual commuter operators. Its history spans 170 years under various monikers, but C2C's customer-first mentality is still first and foremost.


C2C Rail


Transport - Rail Operator


PaaS service solution in Oracle Cloud
Oracle database and application server PaaS services integrated with the onsite TVMs



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