The Nottingham Building Society Deploys Nexsan’s E-Series Storage Array For Growth Ambitions, Performance and Stability

Jan 15, 2019 | Nexsan, StorCentric

Nexsan’s high density storage platform significantly reduces power consumption and increases storage capacity

London, UK – January 15, 2019 – Nexsan™, part of the StorCentric group and a global leader in unified storage solutions, today announced that The Nottingham Building Society has selected Nexsan’s E-Series storage platform to modernise its IT infrastructure. Nexsan’s high density storage solution has delivered the increased capacity, performance and stability needed to enable the company to accommodate its current and future storage needs.

The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) is an award-winning building society and estate agency, which operates online and via a network of 67 branches across 11 counties. The organisation is the eighth largest building society in the UK by assets, and it is the fifth largest in terms of branch presence. The company offers a broad range of building society services such as mortgages and savings, as well as independent financial planning, whole-of-market mortgage advice and local estate agency services.

Pivotal to supporting the company’s continued expansion and market success is the role of IT. As a building society, it was essential that the organisation had a secure storage infrastructure in place that could meet its demands. When it’s original IBM storage environment started to reach capacity limit, and performance became hindered, the company decided to look for an IT upgrade. Working with its partner Softcat, The Nottingham pursued options from Dell, HP and Nexsan. After an evaluation, the company deployed Nexsan’s E-Series, designed to provide high-density, high performance and scalable storage.

Since deployment, The Nottingham has consolidated its storage needs to significantly reduce power consumption and has improved reliability. In addition, the solution provided an easy deployment as well as a seamless migration while maintaining a cost- effective approach. Currently the company is benefiting from 20 times more capacity than was previously available, and operating in half the rack space. This helps to save on storage, power and cooling costs, fundamentally reducing the storage footprint.

Phillip Crocker, Distributed Technology Platform Manager at The Nottingham commented, “I was confident Nexsan would be a good fit for us and we also benchmarked with other providers so we could run a cost comparison, which affirmed our decision.  We’ve been happy with the service, Nexsan has delivered what they promised, and it was a good return on investment.”

Gary Watson, CTO of StorCentric and Founder of Nexsan, added, “Being able to support capacity demands and performance was essential for The Nottingham. The company was looking to continue its growth, making scalability an essential feature. The E-Series solution is a perfect fit, designed to enable organisations to achieve this in a cost effective platform that helps to boost storage efficiency.”

About Nexsan

Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage critical business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has built a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose built storage.  Its unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, and Media & Entertainment. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands along with Drobo – and operates as a separate division to securely protect business information.

About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class and award-winning storage solutions for prosumers,  SMBs and enterprise customers. Between its Drobo and Nexsan divisions, the company has shipped over 450,000 storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for innovation and solution excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection and expandability.

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