ANS Group have completed a contract with financial services group WH Ireland to build a completely new infrastructure that will replace the firm’s existing distributed systems, and deliver cost savings and improved performance, preparing them for future IT projects.
WH Ireland will establish two data centres which will provide co-ordinated and resilient IT services to their offices across the UK. ANS Group was engaged to implement their award-winning Infrastructure 3.0 data centre design at both locations. The new infrastructure consists of Cisco UCS Blades, NetApp storage, full VMware virtualisation and Cisco Nexus switches. The design is identical at both data centres and delivers several key benefits for WH Ireland. The combined benefits of consolidated storage from NetApp’s de-duplication and thin provisioning with VMware’s virtualisation technology will reduce the physical server count from 50 distributed across the country, to 3 at each site.