Deafblind UK is a National charity providing support services to, and campaigning on behalf of, deafblind adults and their carers. They have a head office in Peterborough with roughly 50 staff members and a remote staff base of approximately 60 throughout the UK.
As an organisation Deafblind were facing several IT problems; managing an ageing server infrastructure, a very old PC fleet, all of which needed replacing, frequent problems with remote access using VPN, High IT Support costs (with two in-house staff).
EIT deployed three HP hosts and a Dell SAN to run the new environment, and rolled out WYSE Thin Clients for their head office, much cheaper than full desktop PCs and 10% of the power use.
Through the use of vmware technology, we implemented a new centralised Microsoft Exchange environment, migrated files to a new File Server and a Terminal Server farm provided full access to all resources for the satellite offices via Remote Desktop and for the Thin Clients at Head Office. The internet line was also upgraded to Leased Line to maximise performance of the terminal server for remote staff, and all key databases (SAP, Progress, ISYS) were migrated to the Server 2008 platform.suscipit vestibulum. Nullam et quam eget ex condimentum facilisis. Morbi vitae euismod magna.