The Who

  • Local authority based in the South East
  • 49 elected members
  • Represents 24 electoral wards

The Challenge

  • Lots of unused real estate in environment costing the authority to maintain
  • Experienced reduction in staff numbers
  • Looking to downsize office and council buildings
  • Experiencing financial challenges due to recent acquisition
  • Necessity to reduce real estate used for IT and datacentre
  • Operating legacy IBM infrastructure
  • Other issues encountered - including lack of failover resiliency

The Solution

  • 20 days of consultancy
  • Formulation of plan and project managing delivery of solution
  • Proposed virtualising datacentre infrastructure using Citrix
  • Deployed on new host hardware, including Dell EMC SAN and servers

The Benefits

  • 80% reduction in physical hardware estate
  • Less real estate needed to host datacentre infrastructure
  • Associated costs savings on power and cooling required
  • By simplifying environment, massively reduced IT administration overheads
  • Modern infrastructure - more resilient and flexible
  • All delivered on-time and on-budget

Why Servium?

  • Liked practical "can do" attitude
  • Came up with a good plan which met the customer's challenge
  • Ready to be implemented with a short lead time
  • Believed Servium would deliver on the benefits anticipated
  • Compelling commericals
  • Leveraged Services Ecosystem to ensure right expertise available