Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is the largest provider of adult community learning in Wales. They aim to empower individuals through the attainment of confidence, skills and knowledge, so that they can play an active role in society.
Their previous IT solution wasn’t fulfilling their increasing demand for performance, IT optimisation and resource availability.
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is an organisation that is well known and trusted throughout Wales with both peer and partnering organisations and the individuals they support.
With eight site locations throughout Wales, that housed 32 servers and 130 employees that all required immediate access to stored information, their infrastructure was complex and required a detailed bespoke solution to address all of their pain points.
Although they utilised both physical and virtual servers, their available server storage was diminishing and some were out of warranty, which could pose as an additional unforeseen cost should anything go wrong. Users would also experience issues when trying to access files across their various sites.
Their backups weren’t being configured correctly, meaning two of their servers had no backups running and they had no backup alerts configured, therefore no one would know if the backup failed.
Significant expansions have meant resources were being stretched and were having a detrimental effect to their network and their ability to provide contingency in a period of disruption.
Our recommendations included the replacement of physical and remote server hardware, contingency solutions that included redundancy and plenty of room for growth, and a local server and off-site backup that delivered disaster recover replication.
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales has seen significant benefits since their IT implementation. Now they have almost limitless storage capabilities that offer them opportunity to leverage sustainable business growth.