Background

Founded in 2007, UK-based pure technology group is a provider of IT services from equipment sales to designing, building and hosting complex solutions. Its approach is very clear, putting customers at the heart of its business and doing whatever is necessary to deliver requirements. It's a philosophy that has stood the test of time despite the economic turmoil of the last few years.

 

Challenges

One of the fastest growing areas for pure technology group over the last six years has been the provision of cloud-based services. It now has nearly seventy customers and over 2000 endpoints under its care and has no illusion that the health of their businesses is dependent on it continuing to supply an efficient, secure and reliable service at a cost-effective price.

This rapid growth has brought with it the challenge of maintaining sufficient capacity to meet the constantly changing needs of its customers. This led the company to look at ramping up its storage capacity and exploiting the benefits of solid state hard disks (SSD). Paul Jordan, Group Technical Consultant, pure technology group explains:

Last Christmas, we took on a new customer at very short notice. Although a great win for us, it was obvious that we needed to expand our capability quickly to make sure we could continue to provide the high level of service we pride ourselves on.
Paul Jordan, the pure technology group

 

Solution

pure technology group has three DataCentres operating in the UK, one acting as a back-up/geographic disaster recovery site. It has always used Huawei storage technology, so it was a natural choice to stick with the supplier it sees as reliable and price-competitive. Paul Jordan continues:

"We have always found the performance of Huawei's equipment exceptional, delivering anything asked of them. In the past, we had simply added additional drives to give us the growth we needed but this time we decided to go for a completely new SSD-based system."

The company chose Huawei's OceanStor S5600 storage system as the solution that would best meet its needs. Employing a storage operating system built on a cloud-oriented architecture, a powerful new hardware platform, and a suite of intelligent management software, it 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 offering a versatile set of capabilities that can be used across a wide range of industries.

 

Benefits

Being SSD based, the Huawei solution gives pure technology group much greater flexibility in how it responds to changes in the market. The improved performance now available also means that it can continue to enhance the high level of service it promises its customers, giving it an edge in a market that is rapidly becoming more competitive and price-sensitive.

"There is no doubt that Huawei has become one of leading vendors of high-quality solutions. Its products offer levels of performance that, in many ways, are miles better than any of its competitors and at a price no-one else can touch," comments Terrence Kerrigan, Group Procurement Manager, pure technology group.

But it wasn't just the 40 percent costs savings that pure technology group enjoyed by buying from Huawei. The level of service and support it receives has also made a real difference. Paul Jordan adds:

 "We have always found Huawei very easy to deal with. Our approach is based on consultative selling, so having a vendor that is willing to assist and has the expertise to help us find the best solutions for our customers, is invaluable."

Such has been pure technology group’s experience of working with Huawei, it's now actively looking at other ways in which it can take advantage of the company's wider portfolio and is already actively deploying its network solutions.

 

Executive Summary

Industry

IT services

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

 

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 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.