Customer Success Stories

No matter the size of your business or scale of the project, we provide a single point of contact and 24/7 support ensuring a seamless, hassle-free process. We are incredibly proud of the customers we work with. Have a read of some of these stories – we’ve removed their names, to protect the innocent!

 

Hardware

We have a proven track record of delivering the right solutions for our customers.

With a highly creative team of collaborators looking to work with you on your IT needs, we’d like to share what we stand for.

Read more about the types of network infrastructure projects we can help with below.

Online/On-Premise Gaming Platform

We were approached by a US based gaming company with a challenge concerning business retention. Latency from their consumer facing web servers to back-end SQL servers was impacting the number of transactions they could process, ultimately negatively affecting revenue.

They came to us looking for low latency switching as a way of boosting performance. Therefore, the solution we designed utilized a unified SAN and Blade chassis. As a result, all compute traffic was kept internally and the latency between front and back-end appliances was removed. We were also able to reduce their existing 4-rack deployment down to a single rack, reducing datacentre costs by $300k dollars per year.

This system went on to win the 'gaming platform of the year' award.

Online Cycling Retailer

An online Cycling retailer were looking to purchase additional VMWare Licences in order to expand their cluster onto the server estate of a recently acquired competitor.

They initially had licence costs of over £60k to cover the expansion program as the servers they ran were a mixture of Gen 8 and Gen 9 HPE server. By utilising their existing licences, we consolidated the older devices, replacing the entire estate with new Gen 10 devices. Not only did this dramatically reduce the cost of the VMWare licensing, but the new servers also included 5-Years of support, negating the need to invest in additional support for their existing estate.

This then allowed them the available funds to replace their storage estate, which was already unsupported, a cost previously beyond budget.

European Independent Intergovernmental Weather Organisation

A European Weather Organisation approached Hardware as they were unable to provide enough electrical power to an additional Cray Supercomputer they planned to purchase, due to their regional network.

We therefore designed and deployed an Nvidia GPU solution based on 2U servers. This NVIDIA GPU cluster is now providing the throughput they need within their available power.

Online Gaming Platform Provider

An online gaming customer had recently rolled out a quantity of 2U Servers from a "white box" Server vendor, that would readily accept generic fast Intel/Samsung SSDs. They'd reasoned that running several 2U devices filled with cheap SSDs would be cheaper than a dedicated Storage device from a Tier 1 vendor.

However, when faced with their quote, we reviewed it and were able to offer a more efficient solution. The solution we proposed was based around HPE 3PAR. This gives a significantly faster service at a similar price point and is the solution they subsequently went on to purchase.

Global Cloud Security Platform Provider

One of our longest standing relationships is with a global cloud security platform provider that consume huge amounts of compute & store hardware on a regular basis.

This presents challenges in the form of bottlenecks, fulfilling new contracts and seeing depleting business due to impatient customers that are not prepared to wait for services to be brought online. After discussions with the company regarding the specifications required for each of their product offerings, we suggested a rationalized set of "Standard Builds". This reduced the 144 different builds they were buying direct from the Vendor, to 6 Options based on the same 1U Server Platform.

We would then stock this standard chassis for them to utilise as required. Ultimately, lead times were reduced to days rather than weeks, and costs dramatically decreased due to the purchase of fewer different products.


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