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Businesses today face a monumental challenge. They need to control and store rapidly growing amounts of data, while trying to cut costs. Yet this issue of storage isn’t just affecting big corporations. Small and medium businesses need to overcome similar situations.

At Life IT and IBM, we prefer to get to the heart of the problem before we offer solutions. So we talked to our customers, big and small, and uncovered the three major pain-points regarding storage. Some or all of them might sound familiar to you and your business. If so, we have some solutions that can help overcome them.

“We can’t afford a storage area network”

Our solutions offer outstanding performance, virtualisation and energy efficiency for better total cost of ownership. Plus, IBM financing is available, letting you free up cash to reinvest elsewhere in your business.

“We think we can do more with our existing storage network”

With aging legacy infrastructures, sooner or later something will go wrong. We can offer a range of improvements to fit in to your present footprint, including improved performance, the functionality to centrally manage your existing network and better disk efficiency.

“We have a Virtualisation Project coming up”

Because you”ll only invest in the functionality you need, there”s no reason to delay. You”ll also benefit from network free backups and a solution to fit your specific requirements.

Storwize V3700 and V7000

A little more detail

In the V3700 and V7000 you have everything you could need to solve your data dilemmas.

Storwize V3700 – Easy-to-use, affordable storage offering advanced capabilities for small and medium businesses

  • Easily managed and deployed system with embedded graphical user interface based on the IBM® Storwize® interface design
  • Experience rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes with internal virtualisation and thin provisioning
  • Protect data with sophisticated remote mirroring and integrated IBM FlashCopy® technology
  • Benefit from advanced functionality and reliability usually only found in more expensive systems

Storwize V7000 – The most powerful and easy-to-use innovative disk systems in the storage marketplace

  • Support your growing business requirements while controlling costs
  • Provide up to 200 percent performance improvement with automatic migration to high-performing SSDs
  • Enable storing up to five times more active data in the same physical disk space using IBM Real-time Compression
  • Enable near-continuous availability of applications through dynamic migration

 

Whiteboard demonstration session

To discover how our solutions can revolutionise your storage issues, take part in our whiteboard demonstration. Here’s some of what you can expect from this invaluable step-by-step guide.

  • How to manage data storage easily with our graphical user interface
  • Volume creation explained, to show how simple provisioning storage is.
  • Learn how in line compression of data can be shown on selected volumes, saving huge amounts of capacity
  • Other topics covered often include, External storage virtualisation, data protection performance monitoring, alerts, user rights, NAS and SAN, tiered data migration, connectivity and thin provisioning.

To request a demonstration please email leon_fox@lifeit.co.uk or call 01625 548111

 

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Whiteboard demonstration session

To discover how our solutions can revolutionise your storage issues, take part in our whiteboard demonstration. Here’s some of what you can expect from this invaluable step-by-step guide.

  • How to manage data storage easily with our graphical user interface
  • Volume creation explained, to show how simple provisioning storage is.
  • Learn how in line compression of data can be shown on selected volumes, saving huge amounts of capacity
  • Other topics covered often include, External storage virtualisation, data protection performance monitoring, alerts, user rights, NAS and SAN, tiered data migration, connectivity and thin provisioning.

To request a demonstration please email leon_fox@lifeit.co.uk or call 01625 548111

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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