Featured case study
University of Leicester uncovers more storage

05 November 2019

The University of Leicester is renowned for its commitment to world-changing research.

If you want proof, just think back to February 2013, when it announced to the world’s press that its archaeological search in a Leicester car park led to the long-lost remains of King Richard III. 

Read the full case study

Imperial gets storage boost

05 November 2019

Imperial College London’s Research Computing Service (RCS) – part of the ICT department – plays a vital role in addressing the computing and storage needs of the research community. 

Its academic research community had been served by a centralised compute service under the management of the Research Computing Service, with users charged based on reserved capacity.

Read the full case study

We ensured our data was safe and secure

07 March 2019

Painswick village

Painswick village

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) administers local government services for a population of 630,000 in the south west.

It has a policy called Agile Working and, in the light of GDPR, it wanted to review data access. The aim was to improve security while ensuring that staff and partner user groups could easily access resources from anywhere.

Read the full case study

Vital signs poor for Imperial College Healthcare’s SAN

22 February 2019

Imperial College Healthcare NHS, has deployed Tintri’s flash storage systems as a central piece in its virtualisation strategy. Since deployment, it’s claimed the health trust has seen notable benefits including increased storage performance and capacity, as well as a reduction of downtime and administration.

Read the full case study

Airedale develops bespoke solution to solve Data Centre challenge

06 September 2018

The Challenge

One of the biggest downtime threats for data centre operators is leaks, and preventing them is one of the most fundamental areas of protection of data centres and critical facilities. 

Standard technologies for leak detection include tape leak detection or pipe-in-pipe solutions. But what happens when the extent of the water distribution scheme and inaccessibility make these inapplicable?

This was the situation with one of the largest data centres in the UK, who have a water distribution system to feed 20MW of adiabatic cooling units. 

Read the full case study

Elite benefits by “power by the hour”

01 June 2018

Founded 10 years ago in Portsmouth, Elite has more than 10,000 customers for its connectivity, data centre and voice services.

They range from multinationals to small businesses and from charities to government agencies.

Among its customers, Elite names Interflora, Qatar Airways, Heineken, Portsmouth City Council, Dogs Trust and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, et al.

Read the full case study

Cool it: data centre deal saves thousands in energy costs

01 April 2018

pic

Matthew Riley founded Daisy Group seven years ago to target small- to medium-sized businesses which he felt were not best served by the incumbent telecoms companies.

Starting with a handful of staff, the company now has 4,000 employees and 600,000 customers of all sizes, including half of the UK’s high street retailers.

And as well as telecoms, including mobile, it offers hosting, procurement – from printers to servers – and finance, among other services.

Read the full case study

Moving data closer to home

01 April 2018

Based in the village of Albury near Guildford, Marotori was established just over 16 years ago to design websites. It quickly found a demand among its clients for web hosting and this required a lot of support.

At first, the company used a data centre in Maidenhead. Maratori director Rob Thomson says: “By moving over to the cloud the biggest risks to our business, such as having a hard disk fail, have been removed.”

Read the full case study

IT challenges for legal firm as three become one

02 November 2017

Law firm Howard Kennedy has undergone huge change over the last few years, including merging with two other law firms.

The mergers brought with them more staff and a growing number of clients with significant amounts of data which needed to be accessible and protected.

In addition, the firm moved into new offices in Southwark by London Bridge.

Read the full case study

In the City, trust is vital for IT company

02 November 2017

Founded nearly 30 years ago, MMRIT provides IT services to professional services organisations in London, including hedge funds, alternative investment managers, barristers’ chambers and law firms.

The company is based in Clerkenwell, near Old Street tube station and the British Museum. It reports that an increasing number of its clients were keen to move their IT off-premise to the cloud. The advantage would be the ability to centralise their infrastructure, free up office space and share costs around hardware, power and cooling with other MMRIT customers.

Read the full case study