Case Study

City of Westminster College

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Challenge

City of Westminster College (CWC) needed to:

  • Upgrade their Microsoft Exchange environment from 2 physical servers to a consolidated and virtualised platform
  • Expand their usage of Microsoft Exchange to take advantage of resource scheduling (for room and facility booking), shared calendars and improved mailbox management

Solution

  • Project design and planning, support and remote monitoring by SysGroup
  • Microsoft Exchange upgrade
  • KEMP VLM load balancer – to provide seamless access to email even if a server fails
  • VMware vSphere server virtualisation
  • EMC SAN
  • Support for 1,000 users and incorporates 4 mailbox databases
  • DAG functionality for high-availability of user mailboxes
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Result

The solution created for City of Westminster College delivered:

  • Better site resilience through the DAG configuration
  • Greater uptime with upgraded Microsoft Exchange, and improved mailbox management
  • Shared calendars improved collaborative working
  • The upgrade of Exchange led to better usage of new features

Testimonial

We are really pleased with the new Exchange infrastructure and worked in close partnership with SysGroup to implement a highly available and resilient email platform...We value SysGroup’s SP Managed IT services for the mix of on-site technical consulting and remote monitoring services.

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