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The Nottingham Building Society Selects Nexsan's E-Series Storage Platform For Modernization

Nexsan today announced that The Nottingham Building Society has selected Nexsan's E-Series storage platform for optimum modernization of its IT infrastructure. Nexsan's high density storage solution has not only been able to deliver the increased capacity, but also provide the needed performance and stability to enable the company to accommodate its current and future storage needs.

The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) is an award-winning building society and estate agency, which operates online and via a network of 67 branches across 11 counties. The organization is the eighth largest building society in the UK by assets and it is the fifth largest in terms of branch presence. The company offers a broad range of building society services such as mortgages and savings, as well as independent financial planning, whole-of-market mortgage advice and local estate agency services.

Gary Watson, CTO of StorCentric and Founder of Nexsan, stated, "Being able to support capacity demands and performance was essential for The Nottingham. The company was looking to continue its growth, making scalability an essential feature. The E-Series solution is a perfect fit, designed to enable organizations to achieve this in a cost effective platform that helps to boost storage efficiency."  

Pivotal to supporting the company's continued expansion and market success is the role of IT. As a building society, it was essential that the organization had a secure storage infrastructure in place that could meet its demands. When it's original IBM storage environment started to reach capacity limit and performance became hindered, the company decided to look for an IT upgrade. Working with its partner Softcat, The Nottingham pursued options from Dell, HP and Nexsan. After an evaluation, the company deployed Nexsan's E-Series, designed to provide high-density, high performance and scalable storage.

Phillip Crocker, Distributed Technology Platform Manager at The Nottingham commented, "I was confident Nexsan would be a good fit for us and we also benchmarked with other providers so we could run a cost comparison, which affirmed our decision. We've been happy with the service, Nexsan has delivered what they promised, and it was a good return on investment."

Since deployment, The Nottingham has consolidated its storage needs to significantly reduce power consumption and has improved reliability. In addition, the solution provided an easy deployment as well as a seamless migration while maintaining a cost- effective approach. Currently the company is benefiting from 20 times more capacity than was previously available and operating in half the rack space. This helps to save on storage, power and cooling costs, fundamentally reducing the storage footprint.
Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:34 PM by David Marshall
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