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Brent Council

Brent Council reduces IT power consumption by 80% through the use of  desktop virtualisation

Fordway and Brent Council have implemented a virtualised desktop infrastructure which has reduced power consumption by more than 80%, saving money on electricity costs and significantly reducing the council's carbon footprint.  The solution supports flexible working for council staff, including home working and hotdesking, and enables the IT team to provide a better service for users while improving data security.  The new infrastructure is one of the many environmentally friendly features of the council's new civic centre, which has been recognised as the greenest public building in the UK.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Uni Hosp CoventryWarwickConsolidating data and preparing for a paperless future at acute hospital trust
When the SAN at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick NHS Trust reached the end of life, the Trust chose Fordway to design and install a new scalable solution, which would consolidate storage from across the Trust, provide a platform for a new PACS implementation and support future growth.  The new storage solution delivers better availability and resilience and provides a flexible platform for future developments.

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Comic Relief

Improved IT infrastructure enables Comic Relief to maximise IT budget
A new virtualised server and storage solution has enabled Comic Relief to manage increasing amounts of data while significantly reducing capital and operational IT costs, ensuring the maximum amount of its income is spent on its charitable work.


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Gratte Brothers

Scalable flash storage handles continued data growth at Gratte Brothers

When the SANs at building services company Gratte Brothers reached capacity, the company chose Fordway to help them implement innovative flash storage which has significantly improved performance and provided greater visibility to help the company plan for the future.

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Barnsley College

Flash storage helps students and saves money for Barnsley College

Barnsley College needed to update its IT storage infrastructure to meet increasing demand from its thousands of users while reducing access and backup times. Fordway recommended Tegile hybrid storage which has enabled network users to log into virtual desktops in 15% of the time it used to take while saving up to £30,000 a year in new storage costs by reducing data volumes through compression and deduplication.

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