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Canongate publishing house innovates its office platforms with Integrated System PRIMEFLEX vShape

"Other vendors were proposing discrete components, which just adds complexity and cost, rather than"

Alan Paris, IT Manager, Canongate

The customer

Canongate was founded in 1973 and has since emerged as one of the most dynamic publishing houses in Britain. With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books continues to nurture and publish new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of Scottish literature. It is one of the founding members of the Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, diverse publishing and commercial success.

The challenge

Canongate needed to upgrade its legacy server and storage infrastructure in order to improve performance and reliability while safeguarding valuable data.

The solution

The company turned to FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX vShape, an out-of-the-box, pre-configured, virtualised server and storage solution, consisting of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and NetApp storage.

The benefit

  • 100 per cent uptime, making employees more productive and reducing the maintenance burden on the IT team
  • Connectivity has improved, encouraging much closer collaboration between offices
  • A single pane of glass provides visibility of the entire system, making management simple
  • In-built disaster recovery with NetApp Snapshot provides business continuity and removes risk
  • The custom-built Schneider Electric NetShelter CX server chassis saves space, cost and time

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