Case Studies and Recent Projects

Customer Case Studies

Foot Anstey: Top 100 UK Law Firm

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Industry: Top 100 UK Law Firm
Company Turnover: £24.15 million
Employees: 450
Data Size: 20–30TB
Solution: CommVault® Simpana
Environment: VMware, Microsoft Exchange & SQL, EMC SAN’s
Remote Offices: 5
Replaced: FalconStor

“We chose CD-DataHouse as we knew they had a great depth of knowledge in storage and backup technologies, could rely on them to implement them properly, and achieve it all at a competitive price.”

Paul Huxham, Senior Systems Analyst, Foot Anstey

Saint Francis Xavier: London Sixth Form College

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Industry: Education
Annual Budget: £9 million
Students: 1500
Data Size: 8–10TB
Solution: CommVault® Simpana
Environment: VMWare, SQL Exchange, Oracle, Nimble
Replaced BackupExec

“The solution set not only met our expectations but has exceeded it. Since the installation of CommVault’s Solution Set, I have the peace of mind of knowing the infrastructure and its data is constantly backed up and protected. This has saved the IT department a huge amount of time to focus on other tasks rather than troubleshooting backup errors.”

Thufael Islam, Director of IS & Network, SFX

Recent Projects

Geosciences Organisation – 900TB Big Data – Online Active Archive

900TB Big Data – Disk & Tape

Industry: Geo Science
Company Turnover: £20 million
Employees: 140
Data Size: 1 PetaByte
Solution: Active Archive
Environment: VMware, Scientific Big Data
Remote Offices: 3

Historically, massive data sets have been managed by ever expanding disk based solutions.
However, when the growth of that data outpaces the advances in disk based technology, a change of strategy is required.

Disaster Recovery for a SAAS Provider

Disaster Recovery

Industry: SaaS Provider
Company Turnover: £9 million
Employees: 80
Data Size: 10TB
Solution: Unitrends
Environment: Hyper-V, Microsoft Exchange & SQL
Remote Offices: 1
Replaced: BackupExec & DPM

The UK is home to some of the most exciting Web 2.0 companies developing complex API applications ramping for use to a 24/7 global audience.

A social media company experiencing rapid growth had a restrictive budget to fund the ‘hidden’ essentials of Back-Up.They approached CD DataHouse to help them understand their storage options.

Premier League Backup Unification Project

Premier League Backup Unification Project

Industry: Football
Company Turnover: £300 million
Employees: 568
Data Size: 30 TB
Solution: CommVault® Simpana
Environment: VMware, Microsoft Exchange & SQL
Remote Offices: 7
Replaced: ArcServe & Veeam

On paper the backup strategy of this club appeared robust. However, through our experience we recognised that it provided limited defence, it was time to take their backup on the offensive.

NHS SAN Migration

NHS SAN Migration

Industry: NHS Trust
Annual Budget: £350 million
Employees: 4,500
Data Size: 30TB
Solution: Professional Services
Environment: VMware, Microsoft Exchange & SQL
Remote Offices: 1

Migrations of Fibre Channel SANs are relatively easy – but iSCSI SAN migrations of Physical Servers are tough. Extensive Systems and Data migration involving night and weekend work, ensuring no more than 10 minutes down time per Server are a prerequisite of the job.

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