Under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will supply and install two ES7000 Model 7405R servers and two EMC CX3 Storage Area Networks, enabling Alliance Group to consolidate and virtualize its server environment.
The new servers are expected to be used to replicate the Microsoft applications hosted at Alliance Group’s production site to its disaster recovery site via EMC’s RecoverPoint, CX3 Storage and VMware software services. This is expected to help create business continuity for the company’s Microsoft Windows and Novell Netware environments.
Kevin McCrone, chief information officer of Alliance Group, said: The Unisys ES7000 Model 7405R servers will support mission-critical applications, including our email, file and printer servers, along with web servers that manage customer access to company information. We anticipate that they will both boost our operational efficiency and enhance our ability to serve a growing number of clients more quickly.
Brett Hodgson, managing director of Unisys New Zealand Said: “The Unisys ES7000 Model 7405R Enterprise Servers provide increased flexibility to host virtualized applications and advance the Alliance Group’s evolution toward a real-time infrastructure in which IT resources automatically handle rapid changes in business requirements”