Trent & Dove Housing Association has installed EMC Vspex in order to virtualise 95 per cent of its entire IT infrastructure, and saving 20 per cent from its electricity bills in the process.
It took just six weeks for EMC to deploy 20 servers, with the final result achieving 95 per cent of its entire business now being virtualised. This includes all of Trent & Dove’s email, archiving, main telephone system, virtual log-in, as well as its housing management system.
In addition, the housing provider can now backup its data automatically offsite and has already proven that data can be recovered in minutes, not days, in the event of a disaster. With EMC’s software, employees now have a trusted system that is available to them 24/7, and can rely on the IT infrastructure, without worrying about server failures.
Derek Eaton, head of IT, Trent & Dove Housing, said, “We have a small IT team so we need good suppliers behind us. Working with EMC has totally transformed our business; there’s only one number to call, regardless of the type of query, and we have no concerns about delays or downtime.
“The impact of EMC’s technology has been to dramatically improve business performance and free up employees’ time to focus on new innovations. We’ve been able to deliver better customer service as a result and focus our efforts on new projects. For example, it freed up employees’ time to focus on bringing our outsourced repairs business in-house and has also supported our staff in using mobile devices when working on projects on the move.”