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08 Nov 2017

On-Premise Server and Storage upgrade.

Proving that Cloud is not the only option for server and storage infrastructure, First Focus has just completed another on-premise infrastructure refresh for a client in the manufacturing industry.

As a Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions Provider we can provide our clients with multiple options for infrastructure upgrades. In this case the infrastructure needs of around 100 engineering users running CAD/CAM software led to the on premise solution being the most cost effective, and best performing alternative.

After totalling the full cost of hardware, software, and implementation services, financed over 3 years with $0 upfront, and combined with offsite Disaster recovery and 3 years unlimited “Total Support”, the client’s monthly payment was less than a comparable public cloud solution, and represented a better fit for their needs.

HP DL380 Server

Client Industry:

Network Size:
100-200 end-users

Our client has a high performance, scalable, reliable and secure infrastructure solution, delivered over a single weekend with no downtime and backed by 24 x 7 unlimited support.  All this delivered as a cost effective monthly subscription using First Focus’ infrastructure financing facilities.

Technologies used:
Hewlett Packard DL360 G9 Servers with HPE StoreVirtual SAN, VMWare vSphere, Windows Server 2012R2.

HPE StoreVirtual is a leader in software-defined storage and is the foundation of a composable data fabric. Optimized for virtualised VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Linux KVM environments, HPE StoreVirtual VSA transforms server’s internal or direct-attached storage into a scalable, shared storage array, without dedicated storage. Software-defined storage controller software enables customers to run enterprise-class storage features on the same set of hardware that also runs the application workload.