Server consolidation for national construction company

Pain points

  • Large Cap-ex costs for servers
  • Underperforming server levels
  • Ever increasing workload across the company

Final solution

  • Implementation of a server infrastructure and replicated it across the company from the head offices to remote sites.
  • Advanced the existing level of technology within the company, maximising value, easing the transition across the company to remote servers.  
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Customer engagement

This construction company has grown exponentially down the years and Port-P have been there providing support and guidance along the way. As the size of the company’s IT infrastructure increased Port-P sought to find the right technology at the right value to help them build a secure, reliable and rapid IT infrastructure that complimented their high ambitions.

Having undertaken a number of comparative studies across various technologies, Port-P felt fully confident advising a Lenovo server(s) to the end user. This was to be used at each of the new remote sites and essentially, the end user was hoping to improve upon their existing performance levels allowing for a quicker response and less down time.

A major concern for the customer was the number of remote sites planned for the near future and how the company’s infrastructure would in turn expand whilst also having minimal impact on the workload. This was a further reason for Port-P to recommend Lenovo server(s) as it had the capabilities to adapt and work seamlessly with their pre-existing environment.

In conjunction with those advantages Port-P were able to call upon a trusted distributor to deliver value and cohesion to the end user. Port-P account manager visited the customer and through open discussions was then able to understand and anticipate the number of servers that would eventually be required for the upcoming sites. These could then be incorporated into the final deal, allowing for the servers to be rolled out and achieve considerable savings. 

Results and Conclusion

Network and infrastructure has been constructed at each remote site to tie in seamlessly with the companies IT.  

The organisation and co-ordination levels from both Port-P and distribution were extremely satisfying for the customer allowing for a smooth implementation of a long term plan.