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SOLVE YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGESsolve YOUR it infrastructure challenges

We help our clients get more out of their IT investment by ensuring that their infrastructure – servers, storage, email, databases and networks – is cost effective, efficient and reliable.

We also help companies to significantly improve productivity, by taking advantage of new opportunities such as:

  • Network Audits
  • Network Design
  • Back-up and disaster recovery planning
  • Project Management
  • Server Virtualisation
  • Cloud computing

infrastructure services we offer:

  • Storage. Store more, with greater reliability at lower cost.
  • Server virtualisation. Consolidate physical servers, simplify your server management and reduce costs.
  • Exchange migration. Move to the latest version of Exchange or move to Office 365.
  • Network and Wireless. Designing and installing integrated wired and wireless infrastructure.
  • Oracle Database Appliance. Reduce licensing costs and simplify Oracle management.

  

'CWL have been a breath of fresh air, enabling us to reduce our costs and to get a lot more than we were getting previously. We are certainly looking to do more with them in the future.'

Vince Badcock – Head of Management Information Systems at Xaar

 

The CWL advantage

  • Vendor-neutral. We work with all the leading vendors to fully understand and assess their various solutions. This allows us to offer independent recommendationsWe can also provide off-site facilities for clients to securely carry out pre-trials and performance-testing, as part of their decision making process.
  • Expert consultants. We invest heavily in people, training and technology to provide levels of expertise and cover that would be uneconomic for a small IT department. This helps us reduce risk and speed up delivery for complex infrastructure projects.
  • Business value. We focus on the technical details but don’t lose sight of the bigger business issues that drive infrastructure investment.

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES WE OFFER:

NETWORK & WIRELESS

CWL have been providing network solutions for over 25 years, from switching infrastructure to wireless solutions and services to help you manage, control and secure your network.

We work with you to understand your challenges (and look beyond vendors' marketing claims) to deliver what you really need.

Whether your requirement is for two or 500 access points, for your head office or for hundreds of sites, we can tailor solutions to meet your needs and budget.

 

‘CWL were fantastic. All our new server and networking equipment was pre-configured in advance, off-site, to minimise disruption for the business. The whole project went very smoothly and was achieved with minimal downtime.

John Chivers - Assistant Technical Manager, Alan Bartlett and Sons.

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Storage to suit your business

Get the right storage solution for the data demands of your business, and let CWL take care of it to ensure that it always performs at its best.

CWL Systems offers a wide range of ‘best-in-class’ storage solutions from a range of leading vendors including HP, DELL/EMC and Oracle.

We design, specify and project-manage the installation of the hardware and software, and then provide support and management services to ensure you continue to get optimum storage performance.

The storage challenge

For mid-size enterprises, with increasingly complex storage demands, it can be a challenge to find a storage solution that is just right.

Building a storage setup that matches the complexity, access demands, sensitivity and importance of various types of data takes a great deal of planning.  

CWL has many years' experience of providing appropriate storage solutions. Our services range from simple file storage on a network, to complex tiered storage area networks that provide secure, robust and scalable storage with server consolidation.

Independent and experienced

  • CWL isn’t aligned to any one vendor, so we will always recommend the best solution for your business, regardless of brand
  • Our focus is your business. We make recommendations based on meeting your needs and goals
  • We keep you up to date with innovations, research and new developments by the various specialist storage manufacturers.

 

Server Virtualisation

CWL has provided virtualisation for servers, storage and desktop products since we went into business. We are experts in all the main virtualisation tools, but are not aligned to any particular vendor. This means that we can plan, design, install and manage both single- and multi-vendor solutions in order to meet your productivity and operational needs.

Virtualisation is about more than product selection

Virtualisation offers several key benefits:

  • Solves physical constraints
  • Eases capital investment demands
  • Reduces resource deployment
  • Overcomes many security and resilience issues

However, progressing from ‘physical’ to ‘virtual’ is complex and is not without risk. Getting the right setup is about scale, the commercial situation and the policy preferences of IT directors and managers.

Understanding your options

We work with a range of vendors, each of whom bring something different to a virtualisation project. This is an overview of the big three:

VMware virtualisation

VMware virtual infrastructure provides immediate, tangible and quantifiable cost savings by helping you reduce capital and operational expenses, while minimizing any potential lost revenue associated with downtime, outages and failures.

At the same time, VMware virtualisation gives you the ability to respond rapidly to changing market environments, allowing you to take control of your data centre and meet high demands on tight budgets.

CWL is a VMware Enterprise partner: 

Microsoft virtualisation

Microsoft provides one of the most comprehensive set of technologies to evolve your data-center over time. Whether you want to virtualise, build a private cloud, scale your services through a public cloud - or mix all three.

Built on Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center, Microsoft’s virtualisation and management solutions can help you better manage your data centre and accelerate your journey towards cloud computing.

Microsoft Hyper-V provides a foundational virtualisation platform that enables you to transition to the cloud:

  • Windows Server 2016 is a compelling solution for core virtualization scenarios such as production server consolidation, dynamic datacenter, business continuity, VDI and test and development.
  • Hyper-V provides you better flexibility with features like live migration and cluster shared volumes for storage flexibility.
  • Hyper-V also delivers greater scalability with support for up to 64 logical processors and improved performance with support for dynamic memory and enhanced networking support.

EXCHANGE MIGRATION

CWL Systems and Mimecast can simplify and minimise the risk involved in migrating to Microsoft Exchange or Office 365. Together we offer cloud-based email security, continuity and archiving services for Exchange (available individually or delivered through a single unified platform) and the professional services to get you there.

This single solution approach can reduce the risks associated with the complexity of ancillary email systems, as Mimecast can replace myriad services (including anti-spam, anti-virus, data leak prevention, email archiving, content control, eDiscovery and continuity services) before migration to Exchange or Office 365.

CWL are able to offer migrations that fare much simpler and faster, as mailboxes are lighter, and many of the ancillary systems have been absorbed into the cloud, leaving a standardised Exchange-only environment. Once the migration has been completed, it is also much easier to move mailboxes between on-premise, Office 365 or hosted Exchange without downtime or interruption.

Whether you are moving from Exchange 2007, Exchange 2003 or alternative solutions such as Domino Notes or GroupWise, Mimecast offers a comprehensive migration solution, with 100% guaranteed uptime throughout the process.

Mimecast offers an Exchange Migration Continuity Service that is free for six months, and guarantees 100% uptime throughout the migration process, with zero risk of data loss.

  • 100% uptime SLA
  • Prevention of data loss
  • Improved data security
  • Continuous policy enforcement
  • Reduced load on Exchange
  • Bottomless end user mailboxes
  • External mail routing engine
  • Simplified email architecture
  • Infrastructure independent
  • Infinitely scalable archive
  • Predictable cost

Oracle virtualisation

Oracle’s desktop-to-datacenter virtualisation solutions portfolio can virtualise and manage your full hardware and software stack, from applications to disk. Backed by Oracle’s world-class support organisation, you get benefits including:

  • Highly optimised and integrated hardware and software virtualisation solutions
  • Integrated management from applications to disk
  • Easier and faster deployment of software
  • Greater IT efficiency, agility, and flexibility

Oracle Database Appliance

The Oracle Database Appliance makes it easier for businesses to deploy high-performance database systems.

Oracle Database Appliance comes pre-installed with Oracle Linux and Oracle Appliance Manager software. It simplifies deployment, support, licensing and management.

Think inside the box

The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U rack-mountable system specifically designed to run Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, with redundant and hot swappable components built in to meet the high availability requirements.

Performance, reliability and availability

  • Reliability: each system has redundant server nodes, interconnects, storage controllers, power supply units and cooling fans. In addition, disk and flash storage are double or triple-mirrored and shared to ensure data availability and to provide accelerated database performance.
  • Cost-effective virtualisation: Oracle Database Appliance now supports application workloads through Oracle VM virtualisation. The Oracle Database Appliance with virtualisation provides efficient sharing of the platform with applications, capacity-on-demand licensing for both database and applications, and allow customers to dynamically grow and shrink database and application capacity with no restrictions.

The CWL advantage

CWL can demonstrate the cost savings involved. For example, you could deploy the Oracle Database Appliance with as few as four processors cores to run your database servers, and incrementally scale up to 32 processor cores using the same hardware. This avoids the usual costs and scheduled downtime of a typical hardware upgrade, and enables you to deliver the performance and high availability that your business users demand.

With simple deployment, management and maintenance allied with top-flight performance and cost-effectiveness, it’s an unbeatable solution for your database consolidation and application availability needs today.

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