CSG Computer Services, had been tasked by E.G.Lewis Group, to evaluate the current IT systems and make appropriate recommendations for proposed technology changes, as part of a collaboration which would ensure that performance, availability and storage are delivered against the key project objectives of the South Wales multi-disciplined contractor.
CSG Computer Services proposed the installation of two Gen10 HPE DL360 servers, each with 2x 10 core CPU (40 core HT), 128GB RAM, redundant OS-only HDDs and redundant PSUs.
Both hosts would run the latest version of Windows Server Hyper-V, which will provide the redundancy, fail over and balancing of the virtual machines between the physical servers. Whilst the storage array in place will be in a RAID10 configuration allowing peak disk I/O performance as well as redundancy in case of drive failure. This will provide E.G.Lewis Group with an upgrade in performance, an upgrade in redundancy, as well as bringing server software up to date running Windows Server 2019 to ensure future proofing.
Moving away from a locally stored server environment was key. The collaboration alongside CSG Computer Services will remove the onsite responsibility of managing the hardware and backup solution. Data centre co-location boasts massive credentials that will allow us to scale the IT environment at will. Combined with a remote desktop service environment, this will allow us to become massively flexible whilst maintaining cutting-edge security and backup.
Dameon Merilaht, Account Manager at CSG Computer Services, said:
“CSG began working with E.G.Lewis Group earlier this year and were tasked with building a secure, remote IT solution that would cater for the needs of the business. Following an audit of by one of CSG’s Solutions Architects, a solution was proposed that would see all core infrastructure being held within the CSG Data Centre, with leading Sophos Intercept X ransomware protection and Datto BUDR, allowing for an immediate recovery in the event of a hardware/site failure.
“To complement this, CSG’s IT Managed Service will provide on-going proactive maintenance/support to ensure the network and relationship are well maintained moving forward.”
Rhys Perry, General Manager of E.G.Lewis Group added:
“The new systems we’re setting up with CSG will help support continued growth of the business, future-proofing our operations while allowing a robust continuity plan. We’re happy to be working with CSG to deliver this project.”
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