Central Networks has completed a full IT infrastructure refresh at Broadacres Housing Association, based on Fujitsu servers and SSD drives, Veeam replication and Cisco switches.
Faced with a disparate ICT infrastructure and ageing components, combined with deteriorations in the performance of its core business applications, Broadacres appointed Central Networks to lead a full infrastructure refresh.
Central Networks began by reviewing the core switches which had a maximum throughput of just one gigabyte per second with no option for upgrade. A new 10 gigabyte core switch backbone using Cisco switches was installed to provide a new future-proofed framework. Fujitsu servers and storage, including SSD drives, were installed to upgrade the core infrastructure.
With the growing volume and increasing sensitivity of Broadacres’ stored data, Central’s review of disaster recovery RTO and RPOs saw the specification of a Veeam backup-server for the production site and replication server at an off-site location in Manchester.
Mark Birch, head of ICT, Broadacres Housing Association, said, “Following the successful completion of our infrastructure project with Central Networks, we have seen as much as a 60 per cent improvement in the delivery of key business applications; a tenfold increase in networking speeds; a new RTO and RPO of under six hours and all delivered with zero downtime for our users.”