Firth Rixson is a provider of rings, forgings and metal products. Paul Armitage, the Group Systems Executive, was faced with a growing company and an expanding worldwide IT infrastructure that needed to be supported.
“In Sheffield we support in excess of 100 servers and the recovery time could potentially be several days following a major outage. We needed to reduce that to a few hours – this is critical in our business. We also needed to provide near 24/7 support as the business is based in Europe, Hungary, China and the U.S.” said Paul.
Paul has a long history of working with my company so I started to discuss a solution with him. I recommended a combination of Nexsan’s SATABeast, Overland’s SAS SAN arrays and InMage DR Scoutreplication software. “NexStor know our business and spent time to find the best and most cost effective solution for us. They looked at alternatives more than any other supplier. They understand what we are trying to achieve and the relationship works well,” said Paul.