Case Studies

On-premises hyperconverged solution to modernise IT delivery

Introducing Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) to Gibraltar, converging the entire datacentre stack, including compute, storage, storage networking, and virtualization into one distributed infrastructure platform.

The customer

One of most prestigious names in Gibraltar’s financial community, providing a global exchange for both traditional and crypto based products.

The Situation

  • Provide a next-generation IT solution with full data protection included
  • Design to utilise minimal rack space
  • Introduce simplicity and automation for IT delivery
  • Best available in performance and availability
  • East-west traffic security (micro-segmentation)
  • Ease of management and support within the environment with full visibility

Our Apporach

  • Consult against defined objectives to design the architecture requirements for build
  • Design included deployment in two locations for full resilience
  • Sizing platform resources against requirements and rack size objectives
  • Provided test platform for evaluation and familiarisation prior to commitment

The Solution

  • Nutanix 4 node HCI block with Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) and virtual Next Generation Firewall
  • Half size 10GB switching for storage and core network
  • Production VM’s built on test platform migrated to client’s environment prior to cutover
  • Specifix engineering assisted client in the installation and configuration of HCI, firewall and switching
  • Implemented Veeam Backup for Nutanix AHV

Outcomes Achieved

  • Implemented an active-active data centre across two separate locations
  • Delivered business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning through dual site implementation
  • Exceeded all specified availability and performance requirements
  • Provided a single portal for management and support of HCI environment

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