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Aurecon Vblock- Cisco


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Global engineering, management and specialist technical services group,
Aurecon, leads with first Vblock implementation in South Africa

Customer Name: Aurecon
Industry: Engineering
Location: South Africa
Company Size: 7000 + employees

Business Impacts
• Accelerated time to market for new business services
• Increased business efficiencies with on-demand infrastructure
• Ability to process gigantic volumes of data

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Aurecon Vblock- Cisco

  1. 1. Solid IT Infrastructure Engineered for AureconGlobal engineering, management and specialist technical services group,Aurecon, leads with first Vblock implementation in South Africa.Customer Name: Aurecon Business ImpactsIndustry: Engineering • Accelerated time to market for new business servicesLocation: South Africa • Increased business efficiencies with on-demand infrastructureCompany Size: 7000 + employees • Ability to process gigantic volumes of data Case StudyBusiness Challenge Cisco Unified Computing System™. Aurecon is now equipped Partner ProfileAurecon provides engineering, management and specialist with a single platform that combines compute, network, Business Connexion (Pty) Ltd, is a black-empowered integratortechnical services to government and private sector clients storage, virtualization, and network management technologies, of innovative business solutions based on information andglobally. The group, with an office network extending across enabling them to dramatically improve IT’s responsiveness to communications technology.23 countries, has been involved in projects in more than 70 rapidly changing business demands.countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. “As consultants, we apply the highest standards Aurecon’s new automated infrastructure makes their relativelyAurecon’s South African operations decided to consolidate small IT department more efficient, enabling very quick when working with our clients; we expect themultiple offices with distributed IT systems from different deployment of new business applications, operating systems, same from our IT infrastructure. With our newvendors into two greenfield sites in Tshwane and Cape and technology updates. Unified management, as well as unified platform, we can now save onTown. Aurecon, in conjunction with Cisco partner Business Vblock’s single support group from Cisco, VMware, and EMC, operational expenses, while increasing theConnexion, created a roadmap for a centralized IT data gives the IT team more time to focus on other core initiatives. productivity levels of staff.”center platform. The platform needed to support high-speed Johann Putterconnectivity to the data center and the movement of large In addition to the IT team, Aurecon’s other employees are Corporate Manager Information Services Africa Middle East, Aurecondata files, such as drawings and high-definition photographic also benefitting from increased productivity with high-speed,images, for surveying purposes. Aurecon wanted seamless anywhere connectivity to business-critical applications in themigration of their users to the new centralized data center data center. Because Cisco Nexus switches provide unified For more information:platform, as any disruption to business operations could fabric and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, Aurecon staff can To find out more about Cisco UCS™, visit:result in major loss in revenue. also move data-intensive files at high speeds. For more about Vblock, visit:Solution and Results The agile infrastructure has allowed Aurecon to implement opted for Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms from the Cisco® IP Video Surveillance solution to enable central For more about Business Connexion, visit:VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed management of physical security at three offices. The video Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel. surveillance solution provides real-time access to physical For more about Aurecon, visit:The Vblock solution includes Cisco Nexus® switches and security video and data.©2011 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco, the Cisco logo, and Cisco Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in thisdocument or website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (101 1R)