An Australian engineering and environmental consulting firm, Tonkin Consulting, is replacing its existing HP switching hardware and servers with IBM PureFlex, IBM reports. Tonkin Consulting choose PureFlex to be the foundation for its future needs and growth strategy because the PureFlex System integrates the server, storage, networking, and software into a highly automated, simple-to-manage system.
PureFlex solutions includes v7000 for storage needs
Australian engineering consulting firm, Tonkin Consulting, is replacing its HP-based switching hardware and servers with IBM PureFlex.
Working with Business Partner Vintek, IBM provided Tonkin Consulting with a PureFlex solution that includes integrated v7000 storage as well as additional IBM system networking, System x, and tape storage products.
The solution is expected to significantly reduce IT costs, potentially halving management costs overall, while dramatically increasing its ability to rapidly scale up and down operations, IBM says. Additionally, the solution will enable Tonkin Consulting to quickly create and deploy a private cloud providing disaster recovery for its offices in South Australia, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.
“Our incumbent systems had grown out-of-date and lacked both the reliability and functional integration needed to serve growing client demands. The IBM PureFlex System is far superior to anything else currently in the market and represents the next generation of computing with the reliability and scalability to meet our future demands, ranging from more granular project control to increased operational visibility,” explains Gerry Doyle, CEO of Tonkin Consulting. “IBM’s size and strategic direction, coupled with the expertise of its local business partner Vintek, aligned perfectly with Tonkin’s own corporate vision of contributing to our clients’ successes through innovation, value and relationships.”
The PureFlex installation is expected to be completed this month.
The end-stage of the solution will see Vintek deploy fully-integrated IBM management and data systems across all Tonkin Consulting operations sites and assets. Tonkin Consulting also has plans to expand its work with Vintek and IBM to support its modeling applications and a new ERP/CRM system due to launch in mid-2013.