GIG CYMRU

The NHS Wales Business Services Centre (BSC) is part of Powys Local Health Board and provides “shared services” to support 22 Local Health Boards (LHBs) and other clients across NHS Wales in delivering services. It operates across 4 locations.

In the sensitive and data rich environment of the NHS, handling, managing and accessing multiple databases is a regular activity that drives the business forward.

However, as databases organically grow and the demands placed upon them increase, it is apparent that the supporting infrastructure must continue to exceed demand to maintain service delivery.

The Challenge
The Solution

MCSA designed a two site solution that rationalised six databases across two new data centres located at Swansea and Pontypool. Each site uses three HPE Integrity Blade servers with a further development server located in Cardiff. The Blade and EVA infrastructure has been designed to facilitate backup functionality for disc-to-disc and site-to-site replication to improve business continuity and Disaster
Recovery.

The Results

“We have consolidated our data centre estate by 50% and reduced our server footprint by 83%, with inherent savings in power of 30%, cooling 30% and a 60% reduction in maintenance costs.

Our team has recognised a steep change in performance. Our processing throughput has improved by 600%.” said Andrew MacBean, Regional IM&T Manager at Wales BSC. “With site-to-site replication we have greater resilience and security.

The Benefits

GIG CYMRU QUOTE:

“We have consolidated our data centre estate by 50% and reduced our server footprint by 83%, with inherent savings in power of 30%, cooling 30% and a 60% reduction in maintenance costs.”

GIG Cymru | Healthcare

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU TODAY?

Tell us a little more about the challenges your business is facing with It’s existing IT Infrastructure.  Our specialist team of staff are ready and waiting to help support you, whatever your requirements.