Network Communications News (NCN) October 2017 - Page 23

PROJECT FOCUS Hilson Moran works globally on some of the most prestigious buildings including 30 St Mary Axe and 20 Fenchurch Street needed rock-solid support. No support solution, no contract. Riverbed provided this by introducing Zycko to work with us on the installation and ongoing support in the Middle East.” Nuvias (incorporating Zycko) is an international specialist distributor of IT solutions, covering technology areas for many parts of the business IT infrastructure including data networking, data storage, virtualisation, cloud, monitoring and management and data centre infrastructure.  SteelFusion Central to the project, Riverbed’s SteelFusion had its work cut out matching the ability required by the client – who’s work includes arguably some of the most prestigious projects in the hottest construction markets. These include the provision of building services for the 2012 Olympic Village in London, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie), and the masterplan to a community of 50,000 residents off the coast of Abu Dhabi. In each remote office location Hilson Moran deployed Riverbed SteelFusion, described by its creator as a software-defined edge solution that delivers unprecedented data security, needed the network to support collaboration, for colleagues to be able to send and access large CAD files wherever, whenever. “In particular, the opening of a new Hilson Moran office in Qatar focused attentions on a deadline. I knew I didn’t want to put server hardware in there, hardware we’d struggle to support and end up needing to replace in three years. I wanted us future-proofed.” Every company’s needs are of course different, and Hilson Moran’s global spread presented particular challenges. Lee explains, “Riverbed helped us address our concerns around support in the Middle East. Because of the critical nature of our work, I made it clear we October 2017 | 23