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Date:
 
February 2015

Customer:


             
Cressall Resistors are based in Leicester with a second office in Dereham and in 2006 merged with TPR Resistors, creating the world's foremost resistor manufacturer and the UK's most experienced team of professionally qualified power resistor design engineers. They offer a wider range of technologies than any other power resistor manufacturer in the world and almost 100 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of electrical resistors for use in power generation, high voltage and medium voltage power distribution, marine and offshore electrical systems, drives and controls for cranes, hoists and industrial machinery, rail traction and standby power systems.


Overview:


Once the switches were in place we were able to progress onto the virtualisation part of the project. They originally had a large number of physical servers and this project was to consolidate these by purchasing 2 new high power physical servers and using VMWare to virtualise roles/applications.

This method significantly improves redundancy whilst providing failover and gives the customer the opportunity to upgrade to the latest Microsoft software.

This also paves the way for the client to consider upgrading their manufacturing software in the future. Some of the old server hardware has also been re-purposed to provide even more redundancy and backup facility.


Equipment:

• HP Proliant DL360 Gen 9 Series Servers
• HP MSA 2040 SAN Storage
• Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise
• VMWare VSphere 5 Essentials Plus Kit for 3 Hosts
• Seagate 4TB USB 3.0 HDD's
• Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter Std 2012 R2
• Microsoft Windows Server Std 2012 R2
• Microsoft Exchange Server Std 2016
• Microsoft SQL Server Std 2014
• Microsoft SQL Server Std Core 2014

 
Delivery:

6 Weeks Planning
5 Weeks Implementation


Resource:

1 Geostream Engineer


Result:

Successful Project Delivery
 

Links:

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