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Mizuho International appreciates the smooth relocation of 150+ servers, SANs and backup platforms, resulting in better application performance and improved productivity

"The quality of the installation, standards and record-keeping maintained by Fujitsu is high, which will pay significant dividends going forward. It also gives us peace of mind in terms of availability."

Miles Nisbet, IT Director Mizuho International

Mizuho International wanted to migrate its data centre to a shared facility with Mizuho Bank, hosted by Fujitsu. It worked with Fujitsu to migrate over 150 devices to the new location.

Customer

Mizuho International plc (Mizuho International) is the London based securities and investment banking arm of the Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. With a primary focus on client based activities, its wide range of services includes sales and trading in both debt and equity securities, the underwriting of new issues and M&A advisory services.

Challenge

When Mizuho International’s ten-year contract with its existing data centre supplier was due to expire, it wanted to take advantage of free space in its sister company’s data centre, hosted by Fujitsu. The company needed to install the fibre cabling, stand up a new infrastructure, and physically migrate over 150 devices into the new location.

Solution

Fujitsu undertook significant design work, installing new underfloor cabling, fibre and copper cabling, in line with the customer’s specifications. 150+ servers, SANs and backup platforms were then relocated from the previous co-location site, securely transported to the new site and then commissioned into the new infrastructure.

Benefit

  • Reduced costs for data centre hosting
  • Careful planning ensured a seamless migration with minimal operational disruption
  • Refreshed network provides better application performance and improved productivity, improving overall service
  • High quality project management standards and a customer-centric approach provided peace of mind