Applied Technologies equips A-Plant for future growth

A-Plant approached MCS UK, specialists in hire and rental software solutions, to help find a solution. MCS UK worked with IBM Premier Business Partner Applied Technologies to develop a virtualized storage infrastructure based on IBM Storwize V7000 technology.

A-Plant chose to deploy a 20 TB Storwize V7000 disk system at each of its Warrington and Liverpool datacenters, connected via Fibre Channel over IP (FC/IP) routers and replicating all data using the built-in IBM Global Mirror and Metro Mirror technologies.

“We were one of the first companies in the UK to deploy the IBM Storwize V7000 disk system,” says Andy Wortley, IT Director. “The exceptional technical expertise shown by Applied Technologies helped convince us we were right in taking the risk, and we have not been disappointed. Because we were dealing with new technology there was learning to be done on both sides, but the Storwize technology has more than delivered on our expectations.”

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