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Recoverability has become a key issue facing organisations today. With the continued growth and reliance on data, replication provides a solution for highly available data access
A service component of our Secure Information solution.
What we do
Drawing upon our knowledge of the latest technological advances in the industry, Computacenter works with organisations to define replication solutions that meet their specific needs.
We use a structured approach consisting of the following stages: Analysis; Design and Planning; Environment Build and Testing and Migration. The first stage involves an analysis of the current environment and future requirements. At this point, we can provide vendor-independent advice and guidance on technologies and solutions.
A design is then developed using the most appropriate technologies according to the individual requirements for your organisation. The solution can be tested and demonstrated within our comprehensive Solutions Centre to prove functionality and performance. This is a critical activity for data replication, as many dependencies will impact performance, and these can be simulated in a controlled testing environment before any significant investment is made.
Computacenter then implements the agreed solution within your infrastructure, before the live environment is finally migrated to the new solution.
How it helps
As data is one of an organisation's most important assets, data replication provides many benefits including:
- Non-disruptive backup – Using replicated data, production data can be backed up with no impact to the application
- Failover and restore – In the event of an outage, data can be restored in
a matter of minutes, saving downtime and costs
- Eliminate scheduled downtime –
Running on data replicas will prevent taking down production systems for maintenance activities such as firmware updates
- Continues online backup – Alleviate long tape back-ups and restore timescales, as data is continuously backed up to replica storage.
- System maintenance – Use storage replicas to test and improve the environment with real data volumes. Additionally, storage replicas enable the usage of live data for application testing prior to releasing new versions into the production environment.
Why we are different
Computacenter offers complete end-to-end solutions, building the infrastructure to support the future needs of your business.
As a vendor-independent organisation, Computacenter has skills that reach across all major server, storage and application vendors to enable the delivery of an unrivalled level of infrastructure and software integration. This allows Computacenter to offer best-of-breed solutions without the reliance on a single vendor.
Skills and Capabilities
Computacenter's consultancy capabilities cover all leading software and infrastructure vendors, and we retain consultants with the highest level of accreditations and practical experience in their respective fields.
Our partner status with these vendors allows us to be involved in early adopter and consultancy programmes, which provide us with leading-edge knowledge and practice, whilst allowing Computacenter to retain a vendor-agnostic approach to storage and data management.
Where we have done it
Computacenter worked with Lancashire Constabulary to deploy a new storage new infrastructure. By combining new technologies with best practice, we developed a solution that can be easily expanded to cope with the force's future needs.
"The new storage infrastructure has improved access to policing data, which is vital for the force's operational
efficiency and tackling crime. Computacenter has brought real innovation to our storage strategy and has helped us maximise our investment in new technology."
- Kep Simcox, ICT Operations Manager, Lancashire Constabulary
To find out how Computacenter's Replication service can help you, please contact your account manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org