Fexco awards €375,000 storage project to Dell


1 Mar 2006

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Fexco, the Irish-based payment services and processing provider, has awarded a €375,000 contract to Dell for an upgrade of its storage solution.

The companies have an existing relationship; three years ago Fexco chose Dell as its storage supplier following a competitive tender.

Kerry-headquartered Fexco has offices in Ireland, UK, Spain, Malta, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, USA and Dubai. To meet the ongoing expansion of its business, the company needed new technology to cater for its growing data storage needs and the geographical spread of its sites. The current contract also called for a comprehensive backup and data replication solution.

Fexco upgraded to the latest Dell-EMC CX range of storage area networks (SANs) and implemented data mirroring between sites. Dell completed the project using data-in-place upgrade capabilities, minimising any disruption to the business. The mirroring of the two sites was installed with minimum downtime, Dell said.

“Dell supplied us with a robust, scalable storage solution that provided us with the flexibility to expand our storage capabilities on demand,” said John Bowler, IT support manager at Fexco. “Our previous relationship with Dell meant that we were confident that it would provide the solution we required without any disruption to the business.”

Fexco’s full solution includes two Dell/EMC enterprise-class CX 700 SANs with a full backup solution, along with Dell PowerEdge servers for communicating between its sites and storing critical data. Following the implementation, Fexco now has the capacity for remote mirroring and data replication at its site in Kerry.

By Gordon Smith