Blue Chip has delivered a £0.5 million IT Infrastructure system refresh for Sunseeker International, manufacturers of the world’s finest motoryachts.
While the existing system implemented by Blue Chip in 2007 had worked very well, the company had expanded and was experiencing a significant data growth year-on-year leading it to rethink its IT strategy. Blue Chip’s Sales and Marketing Director, Anthony Green, said: “We were one of three companies invited to tender and our proposal provided a forward-thinking, end-to-end solution that embraced new technologies, whilst also incorporating project design, implementation and our industry-leading 24/7 support.”
Blue Chip implemented the £0.5 million Enterprise solution, comprising technologies from VMware, Citrix, EMC and Veeam. As Sunseeker were already virtualised, the major IT refresh focused on replacing ageing core infrastructure with new Enterprise technology that gave Sunseeker higher performance, additional functionality, enhanced resilience and room for future expansion in line with the company’s growth strategy. In addition, Blue Chip provided Sunseeker’s Disaster Recovery (DR) and a new Backup Solution via its datacentre facilities. Blue Chip will continue to provide full support and maintenance via its 24/7 Service Desk which is crucial for an international company operating in different time zones.
Richard Strange, Director of IT at Sunseeker International, said: “Sunseeker had partnered with Blue Chip for a number of years before I joined the business back in 2012. During my time at Sunseeker I have found Blue Chip to be extremely consistent in their project design and delivery, as well as providing a robust 24/7 support environment. The Sunseeker infrastructure team is often stretched due to its small size and breadth of technology that it has to support. Partnerships like the one we have with Blue Chip are therefore vital, as they help ensure the necessary support is provided to the business at all times.
“The infrastructure refresh project and associated investment, was a significant decision for the business. With Blue Chip’s professional technical assessment and solution design, combined with the long-term partnership and flexible support framework received over the last ten years, all being important factors in the decision making process. I am pleased we selected Blue Chip, who not only designed a strong cost effective technical solution, but managed the implementation from start to finish, ensuring minimal impact to the business, despite the overall project complexity.”
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