Case Study

SilverDoor

Housing Estate
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Challenge

SilverDoor were running an IT infrastructure that had grown organically over time. The business was experiencing rapid expansion and needed to upgrade their core IT systems to cope with anticipated future growth. Overall, SilverDoor faced these specific challenges:

  • lnadequate network resources
  • Latency issues 
  • Lack of resilience and DR for core systems
  • Growth in heat, power and cooling expenditure
  • Escalating IT support costs
  • Rapid future growth and company expansion – need to cater for 3 years of growth & double the number of staff

Solution

After consultations and a full evaluation of SilverDoor’s IT needs, SilverDoor chose SysGroup to help deliver a custom VMware solution. SysGroup is a fully accredited VMware Enterprise Partner and HP Preferred Partner, and delivered the entire project after 1 month, to exact specifications. The solution included:

  • VMware View desktop virtualisation – users benefit from consistent access
  • VMware vSphere server virtualisation – provides high availability for key applications
  • HP MSA 2324i SAN – enhanced resilience and performance
  • HP ProLiant DL 360 G7 Servers
  • Wyse P20 Thin Clients using PCoIP protocol
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Result

The solution created for SilverDoor helped to both prepare and stabilise them for future growth and additional users. After implementation, they noticed:

  • A reduced carbon footprint
  • Ability to quickly provision new users and services
  • Increased data security and centralised control
  • More scalable infrastructure to manage future growth
  • Reduced desktop support intervention and costs

Testimonial

We were impressed with SysGroup’s consultative approach, their technical expertise and proven track record in deploying similar VMware View and VMware vSphere solutions. We now have a dynamic server infrastructure with VMware vSphere which has significantly improved our business continuity options.

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