TGC strikes gold with UK Law Firm deal

SimpliVity Gold Partner Presentation

TGC Computers Ltd, one of UK’s leading IT Managed services provider’s has secured a deal with Lawlords, a leading full-service firm of costs lawyers, law costs draftsmen and cost consultants. Under the deal, TGC has modernized IT Infrastructure and improved Data Protection with SimpliVity. Lawlords’ aging IT infrastructure was becoming increasingly risky and costly to maintain. The firm relied on a mix of non-redundant legacy HP and Dell servers with internal storage. Equipment failures or catastrophes had the potential to impair critical IT services and disrupt business.

Stuart Taylor, IT Manager, Lawlords said: After evaluating HP, NetApp and Dell we selected SimpliVity OmniCube for our next generation data centre because of its superior economics and all-encompassing feature set. With OmniCube’s built-in data protection capabilities we can backup and restore all our applications and data across sites in just seconds.”

Lawlords was further constrained by inefficient tape-based backup proce­dures. Applications and data were backed up daily, after business hours. Manual restorations from tape took hours. And any changes that occurred since the last nightly backup were simply lost.

Taylor initiated a data centre moderniza­tion program to improve the reliability and agility of the firm’s IT infrastruc­ture. After evaluating a number of potential options including solutions from HP, NetApp and EMC, Taylor selected SimpliVity OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure as the foundation for the company’s next-generation data center.

Taylor continues: “I spent about two months looking at traditional vendors. When I learned about SimpliVity it took me about ten minutes to make my decision. The SimpliVity solution provides compute, storage, data protection and more in a compact, easy-to-manage platform.”

TGC have now passed the £1m revenue mark with SimpliVity products and have achieved a unique first for the UK – they have been awarded the first UK Gold Partner status by SimpliVity.

Speaking at the announcement of their appointment as a SimpliVity GOLD Partner, Tim Evans, TGC’s Managing Director, said: We are absolutely delighted with this accolade and excited about our flourishing partnership with SimpliVity. Our newly achieved partner status recognises TGC’s commitment and understanding of the most pioneering technology on the market and we look forward to providing our clients old and new the very best in Hyperconverged solutions alongside the comprehensive portfolio of IT services we already offer.”

The deal has certainly been worth its weight in gold.

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