Xsigo Helps Action For Children13 April 2012 17:59:00
UK children’s charity Action for Children has reduced its cabling by 90 per cent and drastically reduced its IT and networking costs by deploying a Xsigo data centre fabric.
Supporting neglected and vulnerable children for over 140 years, the charity managed to reduce 50 per cent of its server connectivity cost, and accelerated provisioning in its data centre.
Upon relocating its primary data centre to London Docklands, the charity was able to re-engineer its infrastructure to facilitate lean operation and interaction with both the secondary site in Watford, Herefordshire, and 400 peripheral locations.
Gareth Williams, senior infrastructure security analyst at Action for Children, said that if the charity had stayed with its incumbent provider, Cisco, then costs would have spiralled out of control – Xsigo not only saved the charity money but made data centre administration easier: " Now, when connectivity modifications are needed we no longer need to travel to the site to rewire because the links are virtualised."
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