A leading financial services organisation required a future-state infrastructure at their state-of-the-art facility in central London. The project was to upgrade the bank’s data centre to improve performance and capacity, to migrate from a physical server platform to a virtualised solution, to train and enable to the workforce on how best to manage the virtualised environment and failover services seamlessly from one data centre to another.
With end-of-life servers and a flat network, the bank needed to update, secure and virtualise their data centre environment for improved flexibility in provisioning workloads. Past IT vendors were unable to collaborate on goals, requirements, delivery and support. The bank’s own IT team was spending weekends conducting on-site maintenance and needed a simplified management process including server and network updates.
Our architects developed a roadmap and configured the IT stack to manage the current and future workload demands of the new data centre.
Constor Solutions conducted discovery around initiatives/workloads, data use, planned growth and system requirements. Additionally, we provided guidance for managing the virtualised data centre environment and securing the network by implementing a new security mechanism.
Constor Solutions worked closely with the bank’s IT team for managing Physical to Virtual (P2V) migration and system management training. We also implemented a modern infrastructure to improve the user experience and provided a solution design, project management, implementation and structured cabling services to support the bank’s efforts.
Our proactive approach allowed the bank to move from outdated technology to a new secure virtualised environment utilising the latest solutions from VMware and Dell Technologies portfolios. We provided the much-needed performance and capacity to support the growth plans for future workloads. They are now able to launch new applications through a rigorous testing process and into production in as little as 4 days, which previously took several months.
They now have a highly secure micro-segmented network environment with simplified management and state-of-the-art infrastructure to match their new premises.
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