Concern moves its humanitarian workers to the cloud

3 Oct 2011

Concern is just one example of how EMC can help organisations drive productivity gains by accelerating their journey to the cloud, says EMC country manager Jason Ward (right)

Concern Worldwide has signed a cloud computing deal with EMC that will allow its humanitarian staff and volunteers to access data remotely across the world.

Concern will use a private cloud model to migrate servers from the organisation’s operations centre in Dublin to a virtual environment. The operations centres is a hub for more than 2,000 Concern workers worldwide.

This move will allow workers to access information from any device, no matter where they are.

“Our journey to cloud computing has been accelerated by EMC’s deep cloud expertise and excellent integration between EMC, VMware and Cisco solutions,” said Vincent Richardson, Concern’s chief information officer.

“We now have an agile and resilient environment that aligns with the changing needs of the organisation,” he said.

EMC, in conjunction with VMware and Cisco, won the project following a competitive tendering process.

“Through the cloud, organisations across the world are managing critical business systems more efficiently, with a higher quality of service while freeing up staff resources for other duties,” said Jason Ward, EMC’s country manager.

“This is achieved at a lower cost, providing organisations with funding to drive further innovation.

“Concern is another example of how EMC can help large organisations to drive productivity gains by accelerating their journey to the cloud,” said Ward.