Both the charity's staff and its members are dependent upon a reliable ICT infrastructure in order to run day-to-day software applications and provide vital services for childminders. Its servers were situated in a storeroom in a Grade II listed building and the charity's server room could reach temperatures in excess of 35 degrees celsius due to the thickness of the walls and ceilings.
The IT department needed a modern environment to provide space for cooling and expansion. In the summer of 2005, NCMA took the decision to move to a modern, purpose built, Head Office in Bromley, Kent. At the same time, it decided it would consolidate its unwieldy server infrastructure into a modern data centre environment.
Following a competitive tender, NCMA decided that Fujitsu's state of-the-art PRIMERGY
server solution would provide it with the solid foundations it required. Combined with the specialist installation skills of its partner Selcom Systems, NCMA felt the two companies demonstrated that they had the best expertise and solution to support the project.