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Churchill Retirement Living benefits significantly from Blue Chips hosted IT solution

22nd August 2013

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Ringwood-based Churchill Retirement Living, developer of attractive, purpose built retirement homes, is yet another business within the region opting to host its IT infrastructure with Blue Chip. The company now benefits from the many advantages of the Cloud within a secure, robust environment for business continuity, whilst maintaining complete ownership of its IT hardware.

Anthony Green, Sales and Marketing Director at Blue Chip, explains,“Churchill Retirement Living had become increasingly concerned with having their IT infrastructure on-premise and being reliant on traditional provisions for power and connectivity.

“Following detailed consultation, we designed and implemented a Colocation strategy which would move Churchill Retirement Living’s IT infrastructure to Blue Chip’s leased space within the C4L datacentre in Bournemouth.  This has not only given them resilient internet links, it has added enhanced physical security, including fire suppression systems, CCTV and biometrics. 100% uptime is also guaranteed through multiple power feeds and diesel generators at the site.”

In addition, Blue Chip also provided improved connectivity to all three of Churchill Retirement Living's sites direct to the data centre through new 100Mb uncontended fibre links – and at a far lower cost than the existing site-to-site links.  This is in addition to other substantial cost savings such as power and cooling.

Following the success of this approach, Churchill Retirement Living are adopting this model at all new sites across the UK with continued implementation and support by Blue Chip. Darren Harryman, Group ICT Manager at Churchill Retirement Living said, “The benefits of a hosted solution have been significant. Our users have already seen an increase in performance and the extra bandwidth now available will allow for the introduction of new technologies as and when the company requires.”

Blue Chip is offering local businesses a complimentary, no obligation Cloud Consultation with its team of experts, to help businesses review their infrastructure and explore their options.  To speak to one of the team and book a Cloud Consultation, contact Blue Chip on 0845 034 7222 or email

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