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BAA makes cost savings of more than £1.8 million with agile virtualised datacenter
As part of its efforts to reduce operational expenditure, BAA is currently undergoing an IT simplification programme. The sale of Gatwick Airport highlighted the need for a more flexible IT infrastructure, BAA decided to virtualise its production datacenters to meet both its agility and cost reduction goals. With all the airport operator’s key services reliant upon datacenter availability, it was crucial that BAA could minimise the risks associated with the project.
BAA partnered with Computacenter to design, plan and implement a new virtual datacenter (VDC) based on HP and VMware technologies. Computacenter assisted at every stage of the project – from evaluating BAA’s existing datacenter environment and the best workloads to migrate to the virtual devices to testing and integration. The VDC includes in-built disaster recovery capabilities as well as network virtualisation to maximise uptime and flexibility.
Herefordshire Council creates dynamic and engaging primary school environment with audio-visual technologies
When Herefordshire Council brought together two previously separate schools under one roof as Riverside Primary School, it wanted to provide a purpose-built state-of-the-art facility. However, with limited expertise in audio-visual technologies, it needed external help to implement 24 interactive whiteboards and design and install a flexible audio-visual solution for the school hall.
Following a competitive tender, the council decided to partner with Computacenter. The company sourced and installed Promethean interactive whiteboards in the new school building and an audio-visual solution for the school hall based on a Sanyo projector and retractable screen housed in a ruggedised unit. Computacenter is also responsible for supporting the technologies on an ongoing basis.
Since Riverside Primary School opened, the school hall’s audio-visual solution has been used to enhance assemblies, school productions and even discos. The combination of interactive whiteboards in every classroom and the multi-purpose school hall solution provide a flexible, dynamic and exciting environment for both teachers and pupils.