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Data Centre Consultancy

Assignment

Colt, the computing and network service providers, was replacing the facilities in both UK production data centres. They appointed Leading Resolutions to manage the data migration over a three month period. There was no room for error as the servers supported all Colt’s business critical systems and the project was delivered on time and with minimal disruption.

Approach

Colt chose EMC’s Symmetrix VMAX storage arrays in both UK production centres. The new storage solution was implemented with EMC’s assistance, while Leading Resolutions managed the process of migration of servers to the new arrays. We deployed SDRF and EMC Open Replicator to minimise business impact.

Results

The project team was able to migrate upwards of 600 virtual servers and 150 physical servers, running a variety of operating systems (HPUX, Solaris, Windows and Linux). The solution also optimised use of storage tiers to reduce its total cost of ownership.

Leading Resolutions’ technical capabilities helped us identify and implement those storage service improvements. Their professional approach gave us the confidence to move forward quickly and achieve our goal in the required timeframe. Our strong relationship with Leading Resolutions has continued to help support our challenging targets.

Sukant Bhattacharjee, Senior Manager, Infrastructure Services Unit