Optimised Imperial Health's Network & Infrastructure

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Published 09-Nov-2018 10:47:08
Managed WAN and new infrastructure for Imperial Health Charity

To support its office move, Imperial Health Charity engaged Vohkus to migrate its data centre and workspace environment, and to create a new managed WAN infrastructure.

Situation Imperial Health Charity is an independent charity raising funds for research and projects that help improve patient healthcare at the five London hospitals of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St Mary’s and Western Eye hospitals.

The charity was struggling to provide more agility and to support its growth plans, and decided to relocate and rebuild its IT to be fit for purpose at a new office location. Vohkus was involved in an end-to-end capacity to create the new environment.

Because of the nature of the charity’s work and the fact that it would be using some shared services, compliance and good governance had to be built in from the outset. This involved an extensive pre-planning exercise led by Vohkus.

The decision was taken to maintain a traditional data centre, built using HPE servers with HP workspace technology, but to complement this with an Azure cloud-based offsite backup and recovery solution. To ensure email flexibility Vohkus managed a full migration to Office 365.

Another cloud-based aspect selected was a hosted Gamma Horizon telephony solution with assured connectivity, mobile soft client, and call recording capability. Vohkus also specified a number of services from Vodafone, including ethernet leased line connectivity with Vodafone and Gamma diverse routing for resilience. Vodafone mobile broadband was selected for remote worker connectivity.

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