Background

Fuel Card Services is one of the UK's leading provider of fuel cards for all the major petrol retailers. A fuel card is simply a dedicated way for drivers of corporate vehicles to pay for the fuel they use, allowing companies to keep a strict control on what they spend and reduce costs.

Set up over 20 years ago, Fuel Card Services has grown rapidly into a £1 billion pound business, despite still only employing 350 people.

 

Challenges

As a company its primary asset is the business data it manages. The profit margin it makes comes from the fractions of pence it charges for its service across millions of transactions, making the need for a highly efficient, secure and reliable IT network critical. Stuart Feaviour, IT Coordinator, Fuel Card Services explains:

We trust pure technology group’s recommendations totally. They're very knowledgeable and we've always had a good relationship with them. When they introduced us to Huawei we were immediately impressed. The innovative combination of SSD, mixed tier storage and scaleability at a great price was just what we wanted.
Stuart Feaviour, IT Coordinator, Fuel Card Services

With both its existing storage area networks (SAN) more than three years old, it was clear they would not be able to support the continued growth in the business, so Fuel Card Services turned to its trusted IT partner pure technology group to suggest a replacement.

 

Solution

pure technology group has worked with Fuel Card Services over many years and has an in-depth understanding of its business. It also has a lot of experience in supplying Huawei architecture and so wasted no time in proposing Huawei's OceanStor 5600T storage system as the perfect solution.

Employing a storage operating system built on a cloud-oriented architecture, a powerful new hardware platform, and a suite of intelligent management software, the 5600 delivers industry-leading functionality, performance, efficiency, reliability and ease-of-use. Designed for enterprise-class applications, it's the perfect storage system for large databases and offers a highly versatile set of capabilities.

Benefits

The systems were installed without a hitch by pure technology group’s engineers in 2014. Since then they have continued to work without any problems. In fact it wasn't long before Fuel Card Services wanted to add more storage, a process that proved to be equally seamless.

The company's experience has been such that it has been very happy to look at other Huawei products and has now installed a wi-fi solution at its head office in Leeds.

Stuart continued: "Huawei's equipment is very easy to look after and makes my job so much easier. Simply fantastic."

About Huawei Enterprise Business Group

 Huawei Enterprise Business Group (“Huawei Enterprise”) is one of the three business groups of Huawei, a leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider. Leveraging Huawei’s strong R&D capabilities and comprehensive technical expertise, Huawei Enterprise provides a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services to global vertical industry and enterprise customers across government and public sector, finance, transportation, electric power, energy, commercial businesses and ISPs. Huawei Enterprise’s innovative and leading solutions cover network infrastructure, Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C), cloud computing and data centre, enterprise information security, and industry application solutions.

For more information, please visit: enterprise.huawei.com

About Fuel Card Services

Fuel Card Services is one of the UK's leading provider of fuel cards for all the major petrol retailers. Set up over 20 years ago Fuel Card Services has grown rapidly into a £1 billion pound business, despite still only employing 350 people.

For more information, please visit: fuelcardservices.com

 

About the pure technology group

The pure technology group is a leading provider of ICT services and solutions to SME, corporate and public sectors.

Technology is designed to match customer strategy: cloud, hybrid, on-premise and mobile from DataCentre to Device - all tailored to requirement.

Investment in the talent, skill and dedication of our people translates universally into exemplary customer service; on time, every time, all of the time.

For more information, please visit: tptg.co.uk

 

Executive Summary

Industry
Petroleum/Retail

Challenges
Increase capacity and enhance performance

Solution
OceanStor 5600 V3 storage system

Benefits

  • Reduced total cost of ownership
  • Improved ability to increase capacity quickly
  • Better responsiveness