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To keep up with the rapid growth of data in your business, work with Life IT to develop a strategy for your data storage needs, including both physical and software-defined solutions for on-premises, cloud and virtualised environments.

We have everything you need to gain continuous insight, meet real-time demands, and drive innovation and growth:

Flash storage

Meet your high-performance storage requirements with affordable, industry-leading technology backed by guarantees covering flash performance, endurance and compression.

Software-defined storage (SDS) 

Manage data growth and enable multi-cloud initiatives with file, block and object solutions to modernise your infrastructure and support next-generation applications.

Data protection software

Protect your critical business data with an integrated approach to backup and disaster recovery featuring quick installation, easy management and rapid data recovery.

Hybrid storage arrays

Control costs with an optimised mix of storage media at an affordable price. With nearly unlimited hybrid configuration options, you can tailor a system to your specific needs.

Storage area networks (SAN)

Capitalise on enterprise-wide data sharing and collaboration with intelligent SAN switches, directors and routers to connect servers and storage systems.

Tape storage

Improve data economics with tape storage solutions from the global market leader, including drives, autoloaders, libraries, virtual tape systems and IBM Spectrum Archive software, which makes tape as easy to use as disk.

Hybrid cloud storage

Build the right storage foundation for your hybrid cloud. As a recognised leader in both flash and SDS, IBM is uniquely capable of helping you architect, build, and deliver hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Converged infrastructure

VersaStack combines the power of Cisco compute and networking with the proven innovation of IBM Storage in one solution. This pre-tested, pre-validated infrastructure stack delivers a 293% ROI in a typical use case.

Virtual environments

Simplify data management by controlling all storage assets through one interface. Unify storage systems across multivendor on-premises and hybrid cloud environments.

So, whether you need help to define your data storage strategy, or services to design and build a solution to meet your requirements our experienced consultants can get you there.

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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing (IGF) helps you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible. With LifeIT, IBM Global Financing (IGF) helps you acquire the IT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective and strategic way possible.

Choose from a variety of financing options to address your unique solution requirements and help manage your cash flow and assets.

What others say about us

“Without the professional and expert support of Life IT, we wouldn’t have had the quality product we now have. They gently but insistently pushed the boundaries of our assumptions during the analysis phase, getting us to challenge our mind-sets and think outside the box. They then worked seamlessly as part of our team and delivered to time and to budget – no mean feat”.

James Hacking
Head of Technical Services—HCSS

“As we’d already invested significantly in Lotus Notes and Domino, a solution that built on our existing investment and skills was ideal. Life IT understood what was important to us and delivered a solution that met our needs. We’ve already seen the number of ‘distress calls’ to the sales office reduce as our sales managers can easily access customer data off line wherever they are and we’ve had positive feedback all round about the ability to update their call reports instantly on the road.”

Colin Mosley
Head of IT—Polyflor

“The Life IT solution has provided us with a significant reduction in support and maintenance costs and is an easy to use, more resilient and more easily maintainable system. As a business that handles thousands of transactions a day from 12 different own brand or white label websites it was vital that the whole process was seamless and, with the renewal of the support and maintenance contract from our existing supplier looming, it was also vital that the project came in on deadline. Life IT achieved this and more as they provided us with additional MI functionality and supported our staff whilst transferring their skills.’

Andrew Kirkham
Head of IT Development—DLR

“Life IT are doing a great job providing a very professional and efficient service. They are almost silently efficient and just get things done – only escalating issues when necessary. Their expertise in the AS400 is a key strength ensuring a real depth to their service and they keep us up to date with advances in technology too. So from an AS400 perspective I have very little to worry about.”

John Geary
IT Service Delivery Manager

“After the restructure I was left with a critical resource gap which quickly needed filling, having worked with Life IT before I gave them a call. Their response was swift and efficient. They now work as a virtual Center Parcs help desk team providing a strength and depth of support. Their flexible working based on a time bank system is real value for money. So not only do I get an expert and efficient service, I have reduced my resource costs!”

Kerry Moakes
Head of IT—Center Parcs

“We wanted flexible support to ensure 24/7 cover and Life IT worked with us to deliver this. Life IT has become integrated into the Bentley way of working and their role has expanded into looking at the technical side of the application as well as the support. “Our relationship has been built up over a significant period of time and both sides have worked hard to develop a supplier/customer relationship that can be used as a model throughout Bentley. We are now in the position where we have a pro-active partnership, Life IT are treated as part of Bentley, and that is a credit to them”.

Chris Sayers
Senior IS Manager—Bentley Motors

Support options

From full 24 by 7 operations to month end support and holiday cover, we can tailor a fixed price solution to fit seamlessly with your IT department.

So we offer a wide range of technical support services including IBM i, System P, Domino and SQL Server, to proactively monitor the availability and performance of your systems within a fixed price contract.

The key to our Application Support is that it’s ‘tailored’ to your exact requirements, with the flexibility to increase the resources and hours of cover as required.

With a Life support contract, you have access to a multi-skilled team with hardware, operating system and application skills as well as the latest IBM i certifications.

We provide any combination of application, operational and technical support, no matter how current your environment is and no matter how long support is projected for.

Life IT offer bespoke managed Microsoft SQL Server support services which are tailored to our customer’s requirements to ensure their systems are optimized, stable and secure, as well as prepared for future upgrades and updates.

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