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Projects & Agreements Zerto chosen by HBL ICT NHS to Protect Data of 1.5 Million Patients Hybrid Cloud transforms student IT experience at The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is a consortium of seven schools based in the Midlands, comprising of three secondary schools and four primary schools. The ATLP were operating on IT systems that were ageing and required upgrading to cope with increasing demand. The primary schools faced their own problems with a hosting service that was not able to deliver effective collaboration capabilities. This meant the schools could not communicate between each other in a simple and cost effective manner and flexible collaboration was not possible between different devices and locations. The Partnership needed to reduce the time they were wasting during lessons and make collaboration easier. C24, a Six Degrees Group company, was approached by the ATLP to assist with an organisation wide migration from on-premise email and Microsoft Office applications to a hybrid cloud solution via the Office 365 platform. The migration was completed non-disruptively and staff communication within and between schools has greatly improved. Students now have a seamless link between their files at school and at home, meaning they can access learning materials wherever they are. For further information visit: www.c24.co.uk Anexio Signs Five Year Contract with ProfitBricks Anexio has announced that ProfitBricks has signed an exclusive five-year contract for the company’s data centre services. ‘Anexio is proud to now host ProfitBrick’s award winning cloud infrastructure in its facilities. ProfitBricks enables channel partners to move away from expensive, complicated and difficult to manage on-premise data centres and into the cloud,’ said Tony Pompliano, president and chief executive officer at Anexio ProfitBricks’ chief executive officer, Achim Weiss commented, ‘We understand the important foundation our partners need to transition to the cloud. We are excited about this new agreement and the opportunity to offer our partners best-in-class data centre space on the East Coast. Anexio was a great fit for our business and the needs of our partners because they understand cloud, how to fully scale our technology, and they provide the strategic technology footprint to help us grow into the future.’ In 2017, ProfitBricks was named as one of ‘The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors of 2017’ for the fourth consecutive year by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. For further information visit: www.anexio.com/contact-us Zerto has announced that HBL ICT has invested in Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) to extend its bu siness continuity and disaster recovery offering to the National Health Service (NHS). HBL ICT quickly implemented Zerto’s software to protect IT infrastructure and critical healthcare applications to improve patient safety, while ensuring compliance with rigorous regulatory demands. After realising the 300 virtual-machine-strong architecture needed optimised disaster recovery, HBL ICT decided to reassess its environment and look for a solution that could help it offer uninterrupted services. After an evaluation of competitive products, HBL ICT selected Zerto to protect its virtualised infrastructure while keeping costs low, providing piece of mind and allowing the IT team to focus on more strategic projects. Following the successful installation of Zerto, HBL ICT can provide IT resilience, onboard new customers 90 per cent faster and offer disaster recovery testing that’s non-intrusive to normal operations. Internally HBL are also able to reduce their management overhead by 50 per cent, allowing more freedom for strategic business objectives and creative projects, as well as significantly reducing recovery time objectives (RTO) from days to minutes. For further information visit: www.zerto.com June 2017 | 39