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Business Infrastructure & IT Pain points

  1. 1. Business Pain Points & Case Studies
  2. 2. Pain Points & Case StudiesBusiness Business Pain Points RE Solution Customer CaseObjectiveInfrastructure - Acquisition & Merger IMAC from RE MourantRefresh & Move - Office Moves - Upgrades, EOL & MigrationBC & DR - Growth in business critical data Disaster Recovery, SiS - Operational Maintenance Resilience and High Plastic Logic Availability LiberumPhase 1 - Rapid business growth leading to inefficient Virtualise IT production SiSVirtualisation (IT IT infrastructure Molton BrownProduction) - Multiple sites/ locations ASOS - High Support CostsPhase 2 - Improvement / update to existing virtual Virtualise Business SiSVirtualisation environment. production(Business - Expansion of acquired virtualProduction) environment - Rollout virtualisation to business critical operations.Professional - Highly complex and unique solutions. Professional Services Molton BrownServices - Bespoke level for data centre and Consultation VALSPAR storage
  3. 3. Pain Points & Case StudiesBusiness Business Pain Points RE Solution Customer CaseObjectiveInfrastructure - Business requires pre-configured server Infrastructure Fulfilment & Value WyethServices builds. Add. GSK - Trusted supplier to fulfil our infrastructure requirements meeting our delivery time, configurations and build quality standards.Professional - Multi regional storage and access Multi Region Project Fulfilment WyethServices capabilities. GSK LillyStorage - Company has outgrown physical Centralise & Consolidate Storage SiSconsolidation storage capacity/ vastly underused Molton Brown storage facility and needs to maximise ASOS current available storage capacity. VALSPAR - Company requires a more unified storage facility.Professional - Company requires specific server builds. Bespoke services around server TelstraServices builds
  4. 4. Mourant – Richardson Eyres takes the headache out of data centre move for Mourant Challenge Solution Results As a growing organisation, Mourant enlisted the help of Thanks to the skill and Mourant needed to move to one of its trusted IT partners, assistance of the Richardson a new data centre to Richardson Eyres to assist Eyres team, the move was accommodate its plans to with the design, then plan successfully completed expand its IT infrastructure and orchestrate the move of within the fixed time frame To move Mourant’s complex its blade and Storage The hardware was blade server and storage infrastructure successfully rebuilt without environment without Richardson Eyres prepared any major issues damaging it for all eventualities and Mourant is now benefiting The move had to take place provided round-theclock from a larger, best-of-breed over a set period of time, so support for the move facility a strict plan of action was necessary “We see Richardson Eyres as an extension of our own team. We have been planning this move with them for the best part of 12 months and they have been able to offer advice at both a strategic and tactical level.”
  5. 5. Molton Brown – Richardson Eyres design and integrate cost effective storage area network Challenge Solution Results A scalable and resilient IT Molton Brown needed a Significantly increased infrastructure was required partner who could design, storage capacity and to support Molton Brown’s integrate and provide scalability core business systems training for VMware. It chose Enhanced network It was looking for a new cost Richardson Eyres performance effective SAN that could Richardson Eyres deployed HP P4000 SANs provide provide increased storage an HP P4000 SAN resilience and redundancy capacity HP P4000 SANs are Snapshots feature enables The new SAN also needed optimised for virtual minimal downtime to support VMware environments Molton Brown has introduced email archiving due to increased storage Richardson Eyres provides business critical support for both hardware and software“Richardson Eyres made the whole deployment process pain free and delivered within ourrequired timeframe and budget. In the past we have used many third party partners to support ourIT and I consider Richardson Eyres to be one of the better partners we have used. I can’t sayenough good things about them.”
  6. 6. Plastic Logic – Plastic Logic creates Enterprise class infrastructure to launch electronic reading phenomenon Challenge Solution Results When Plastic Logic created Plastic Logic needed a partner These enterprise class a new manufacturing plant in who could provide a total infrastructures form a solid Dresden it needed an design and implementation foundation for significant Enterprise class service growth between the two sites infrastructure to support Each of the two identical ensures business continuity critical manufacturing and environments includes an HP and high availability. business systems. Storage Area Network (SAN) Virtualisation has enabled For disaster recovery, it also Backup is done on HP Plastic Logic to reduce wanted an identical system StorageWorks MSL tape physical servers and still at its datacentre in libraries. achieve an enterprise Cambridge, UK with environment at a lower cost. Data is replicated between the replication between the two. two sites using HP Continuous Reducing the server Access software. landscape lowers power consumption, saving further VMware has also been used for costs and reducing carbon extensive virtualisation of the emissions. server landscape. “Since we are a comparatively new company that is poised for rapid growth, we needed an infrastructure to support that growth. That is what Richardson Eyres has created for us and their enterprise-level IT systems will give us essential support for the future.”
  7. 7. Telstra – Telstra International meets growing customer demand for managed servicesChallenge Solution Results Telstra International wanted HP ProLiant BL460 c-Class High-performance, high-availability, to introduce blade G5 server blades scalable infrastructure. technology into its London VMware virtualisation Reliable HP blade servers increase hosting centre to resolve software compute power and ease Power and Cooling issues, HP Insight Control manageability. increase performance, management software High-density infrastructure saves reduce Total Cost of space & lowers Power and Cooling Ownership (TCO) and requirements simplify manageability Server utilisation increased by 600% Service levels have increased to 99.9% TCO continues to fall Rapid deployment of applications boosts profitability.“HP BladeSystems with virtualisation technology are more cost-effective, less power hungry andeasier to manage. Server utilisation has typically increased 600 per cent, downtime is minimaland Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) continues to fall as we introduce more highly reliable serverblades. However, most importantly, they allow us to deliver effectively the managed servicesdemanded by our Customers.”
  8. 8. ASOS – ASOS increases its virtual shop front with HP Blade ServersChallenge Solution Results ASOS is the UK’s largest HP Blade Servers New servers solved a major online fashion and beauty VMware problem for ASOS. The fast- store, attracting more than HP Enterprise Virtual Array growing website development team one million visitors a week. (EVA) 6100 storage array can get on with developing new Due to a growing team of features without risking any web developers and slowing HP Storage Area Network interruption to the live ecommerce servers, the team’s progress (SAN) fabric site. was being affected. The new system is flexible enough to support the company’s growth and future plans. HP Blade Servers and virtualisation enabled the developers to test and work on the site without any interruption to the live ecommerce site. Huge savings have been a massive benefit for ASOS. “Scalability is the actual key for us. Going forward, if we double or triple our development team, we need a scalable solution. And, compared with standalone servers, HP’s Blade Servers are easier to manage, upgrade and support.”
  9. 9. Valspar – Centralising Business Critical IT Challenge Solution Results Rationalise a sprawling HP BladeSystem c-Class Reduced maintenance server and storage estate Blade Servers Reduced power accumulated as a result of HP StorageWorks 4000 requirements multiple company Enterprise Virtual Array Cost avoidance of £50-100k acquisitions. HP EVA SAN switches through reduced server VMware Enterprise Edition purchasing and retirement and Virtual Centre software £40-50k saving in backup HP MSA Storage System devices HP MSL 6030 SAN-attached Improved business continuity Tape Library $2 million in bandwidth Richardson Eyres Consulting savings Services to install and configure Riverbed WAN acceleration devices “Having a virtualised environment means we have been able to retire approximately 30 physical servers and haven’t needed to buy more. I estimate we’ve saved at least £50,000 and, when we’re finished, that could be £100,000, perhaps more.”
  10. 10. SiS – Virtualisation breaks barriers for outside broadcaster Challenge Solution Results Refresh existing technology HP BladeSystem c-Class Reduction in hardware & to provide greater agility, chassis with Gig E switches power requirements scalability, resilience and and pass through modules Return of one computer availability HP StorageWorks 4000 room to the business Enterprise Virtual Array Improved availability and HP SAN Fabric: 32 switches resilience with powerpack Easier system management VMware Enterprise Edition Faster commissioning and Virtual Centre software Increased development HP Data Protector Backup productivity software Proactive response to HP MSL Tape Library potential problems HP CarePack for 24x7 Significant reduction in support for 3 years disaster recovery time Richardson Eyres Consulting Services to deploy and optimise“Richardson Eyres showed a really innovative approach to designing a solution that metour specific needs. They were able to draw on their experiences with other customers,which was very helpful. In addition, they proved they have the ability to deliver what theypromise, which is worth its weight in gold.”