Agile IT, the perfect technology foundation for STW Group
VMtech transforms IT operations for Australasia’s largest marketing content and communication services group
Marketing and Communications
Disparate IT systems that were difficult to manage and affected speed, storage and data protection
Flexpod computing, networking, and storage platform combining NetApp, Cisco and VMware technology. Commvault solution for optimised data protection.
Simple and easy to manage IT platform with high computing power and data protection driving business agility.
Solution delivered in partnership with:
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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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