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Agile IT, the perfect technology foundation for STW Group

VMtech transforms IT operations for Australasia’s largest marketing content and communication services group

Industry

Marketing and Communications

Challenge

Disparate IT systems that were difficult to manage and affected speed, storage and data protection

Approach

Flexpod computing, networking, and storage platform combining NetApp, Cisco and VMware technology. Commvault solution for optimised data protection.

Benefits

Simple and easy to manage IT platform with high computing power and data protection driving business agility.

Solution delivered in partnership with:




Agile IT, the Perfect Technology Foundation for STW Group

The Business Challenge

STW Communications Group Limited is Australasia’s largest marketing content and communications services group consisting of 75 operating companies that work across marketing communications in several major countries, including: Australia; New Zealand; the UK; the USA and Hong Kong.
With around 1,400 users who have a high reliability on video and image content, STW Group’s data was growing at a rate of 50 percent per year, and storage requirements were around 120 terabytes. STW Group’s IT department faced significant challenges that included:

  • supporting and running disparate IT processes, applications and systems of all its businesses
  • managing a wide range of control panels, which was labour-intensive, created extensive administration and delivered regular reliability issues
  • limited data protect and disaster recovery functionality

Consolidation, Agility & Flexibility

Tom Ceglarek, Chief Information Officer, STW Group, said, “Our ideal situation was to start fresh with an entirely new system with added layers of protection, disaster recovery and advanced functionality.”
STW worked with VMtech to implement their solution on NetApp technology combining Cisco networking, VMware’s virtual servers and Commvault Simpana software achieving simpler IT management and a stable, scalable and agile It platform.

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Customer Testimonial

We had an overall idea of what the basic solution should look like and we discussed our business challenges with VMtech.

Tom Ceglarek, Chief Information Officer, STW Group

Datacentre & Infrastructure

STW Group

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