Incisive Media is a business to business information and events company. It publishes more than 100 titles (in print and online) and offers a range of conferences, events and training products striving to provide the very best service to its audience and clients.
Incisive Media has been awarded the AOP Digital Publisher of the Year title a record five times in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2020.
Incisive Media had an ageing IT estate distributed across two on-premise data centers. They planned to consolidate their offices and, as part of that, wanted to move their infrastructure to the cloud, managed by a 3rd party and therefore were looking for a managed service provider to implement, deliver and run the whole service.
Their existing infrastructure consisted of 110 physical servers and 70TB of directly attached storage. Their key driver was to have a service that could easily scale servers and storage on demand with a flexible service, whilst reducing the overall costs of delivering IT services to the business.
Incisive Media were not only interested in finding a company which would provide the services they needed, but also an organisation who they could trust and rely on under all circumstances.
Having reviewed several Managed Service Providers, Incisive Media signed up to Transputec’s flexible Managed Service offering which provided a complete end-to-end support service for the infrastructure and full end user support from 1st to 3rd line resolution 24×7.
Following a detailed consultation process, using a variety of tools including VMware Capacity Planner, Transputec reduced Incisive Media’s foot-print to:
- 9 on-premise local servers for file/print/caching of local data and authentication
- 34 virtual servers sitting on IBM Flex hardware and 70TB of data using IBMs V7000 storage solution
The service also offered a Disaster Recovery solution using the best of their existing legacy hardware underpinned by V7000 storage with SAN-to-SAN replication. Both Primary and DR sites are hosted by Transputec in two remotely locate data centres.
Relationship with Transputec
“Transputec came with a very compelling argument to move to the cloud and the project had been a delivered with collaboration and smooth transition. We have been working with Transputec for over 5 years and I have always known them to deliver the highest level of service on time and within the agreed budget.“
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