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Projects & Agreements Tintri improves VDI infrastructure for South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Tintri has announced that South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (South Eastern Health) has deployed Tintri across its VDI environment. The deployment allowed South Eastern Health to provide its healthcare practitioners with fast access to vital data and its infrastructure team with simplified management. Initially, South Eastern Health built its virtual environment using HPE’s StoreVirtual platform. Although this worked well in a data centre environment, the Trust soon found it wasn’t ideal for coping with virtual desktops. The organisation needed a solution that could maintain performance and simplify its infrastructure. After first encountering Tintri at VMworld in 2013, the IT team purchased two VMstore systems. In 2016, after experiencing significant business benefits first hand, it added two more VMstore systems to accommodate growth. Since deploying Tintri, South Eastern Health has been able to provide its practitioners with the instant access they need. Additionally, South Eastern Health has greatly reduced time spent managing storage and added the scalability and redundancy needed for a growing VDI environment. For further information visit: www.tintri.com 40 | June 2017 Centrality supports Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, transforming its IT infrastructure Saïd Business School, part of the University of Oxford has selected Centrality to help transform its IT infrastructure. The school’s new CIO Mark Bramwell had inherited an ageing, obsolete, non-resilient and out of support and maintenance infrastructure. There were several single points of failure and no disaster recovery plan or failover in place. The infrastructure was not fit for purpose and prone to failure and loss of service. A managed private wide area network (WAN) formed part of the Centrality proposal, as did a round the clock, 365-day a year hosted data centre with full resilience, failover and disaster recovery for absolute peace of mind, together with an incentivised future migration plan to Office 365. The proposal went to a panel with Centrality being selected unanimously from a shortlist of four. After contracting, the project commenced in March 2016 and full integration of the new system began in August the same year, all running to schedule and budget. Since the integration of the new system, the school has stated that it now has total confidence in providing an up to date, supported, maintained, resilient and highly available ‘world class IT service’ that its students, staff and faculty members reasonably expect and fully appreciate. For further information visit: www.centrality.com New technology partnership Verne Global and Símafélagið Verne Global has announced a technology partnership with Símafélagið, an Icelandic telecommunications provider specialising in data connectivity solutions for enterprise customers, to offer dedicated connectivity to the public cloud. From the Verne Global campus in Iceland, Símafélagið provides a private, secure service to interconnect physical infrastructure with cloud based applications and services to leading cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure. In today’s data driven economy, organisations rely on the cloud to accelerate application and service delivery. This has led to new requirements for higher power density, dynamic bandwidth and reliable, secure and scalable cloud infrastructure. Verne Global provides users with dynamically configurable direct interconnects to major public cloud providers. Coupled with access to its low cost, highly reliable power grid with abundant renewable power, Verne Global offers the right balance of connectivity and computing options for companies looking to scale essential enterprise applications delivered through the public cloud. Verne Global provides advanced connectivity solutions to over 170 countries throu