In order to achieve a rapid and successful implementation the NextiraOne team worked with its existing technology partners Cisco, NetApp and VMware. Working to their distinct areas of expertise, Cisco brought its know-how in server solutions, routers and switches, NetApp in storage solutions and VMware for the virtualisation of the IT infrastructure. NextiraOne’s experts were responsible for the overall planning and co-ordination, pulling all aspects together into one comprehensive solution.
The end result speaks for itself: the successful implementation of the data centre has meant that all SPIELO International’s world-wide sites could be networked via IP. By virtualising the entire IT infrastructure SPIELO International will be able to manage all servers, networking and storage resources in future from the development centre in Unterpremstätten, using a centralised and easily managed platform. This will reduce costs and increase efficiency.
In order to ensure the smooth operation of the system NextiraOne trained the company’s IT team how to use the system, which is also known as the FlexPod solution.
NextiraOne created a company platform for the efficient and secure storage of the company’s data. This allows date to be stored in archives and thus ensures that no data will be lost in the future. The new data centre also means that all employees can have access to all applications and information at any time irrespective of where they are. By increasing the volume of data, better performance, higher reliability and faster data connection has also been achieved.
A major focus in the networking of each business’s sites was the security of the IT infrastructure. NextiraOne created a logical separation between internal and external servers, applications and authorisations in order to protect the company’s know-how. This guarantees that no confidential information can be leaked or accessed by unauthorised persons. This is very important for SPIELO International, especially in the highly sensitive area of games development.
The successful completion of the project has impressed SPIELO International not only in terms of the high performance capabilities of the new data centre, but also in the capabilities of NextiraOne: “The NextiraOne experts constantly gave us great confidence in their competence and the results clearly demonstrate the professionalism of the team. Our new IT infrastructure and data centre is proving to be extremely reliable and efficient and this is creating a solid foundation for our future success,” said Robert Picher, Team Leader IT-Infrastructure at SPIELO International Austria.
Margarete Schramböck, CEO of NextiraOne Austria, commented: “NextiraOne has once again been able to demonstrate its professional project management skills and holistic approach. The new, fully redundant system makes the configuration and administration of the IT infrastructure possible at any time and without any loss of quality even during normal daily business hours. This is saving the company time and money.”
Tags: Server Virtualization, Storage Virtualization, Network Virtualization, VMware