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Data Centre Consultancy

Assignment

Eversheds, the leading law firm, undertook a major re-organisation and consolidation of its IT architecture to address complexity arising from a number of mergers. Leading Resolutions was assigned to consolidate and update the data centre facilities as part of this infrastructure programme.

Approach

Leading Resolutions provided architectural and technical support to the overall programme creating a high level and detailed design for the infrastructure.We performed analysis and benchmarking of the legacy and new platform along with data testing in the NAS file data migration and operational acceptance testing and sign off. Leading Resolutions deployed the Eversheds XenApp 6.5 proof of concept environment and performed detailed analysis and assurance of bills of materials and delivered hardware. The creation of the business benefits of VMware SRM followed with a view to deploying as a future exploit, which involved detailed analysis and assurance of bills of materials and delivered hardware prior. Finally, the business benefits of VMware SRM were presented with a view to deploying as a future concept and provided the on-going analysis of data centre hosting requirements to ensure the swing space committed with data centre supplier was kept to a minimum.

Results

The overall cost savings to Eversheds across the programme was £1m per annum through savings from a managed service, extended warranty, cost avoidance of technical upgrades, tapeless back-up process and date centre co-location.The business continuity and disaster recovery capability was significantly improved and technical assurance was provided for the Data Centre Renovation Programme.