RETAIL

SANITY MUSIC MAKES IN-STORE SEARCHES FAST WITH VIRTUAL DESKTOPS RUNNING ON NUTANIX

When customers visit a Sanity Music store, they often need help identifying an artist, album or video. According to Bill Dixon, IT Manager, “Customers approach us and say, ‘Look, I have a line out of a song and I want to know who sings it. I want to buy the album.’ ” Understanding their customers, Sanity has search facilities to support those queries via the store internet. At some regional stores, Internet speeds are not as fast as they could be due to aging technologies and the locality of the gateway to the store. This meant that customers occasionally had to wait up to several minutes for search results. When Sanity Music’s general manager visited one of the stores, he found that his 3G based iPhone browser performed searches faster than the store search facilities. Customer satisfaction is a key aspect of revenue for Sanity and the company executives considered the wait too long. The IT department was tasked to find a solution to this performance issue and deliver a superior experience to the ustomer that would result in repeat business in this unique offering…

AUTOMOTIVE

Hyundai Takes the Lead with Next Generation Virtualisation Deployments

Hyundai Australia commissioned BEarena to work on several projects encompassing mobility, data management and compute-and-storage appliances.

Hyundai’s ‘virtual first’ strategy was the perfect fit for BEarena’s range of products and services.

The Hyundai head office is located in Sydney and there are branches in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

With more than 50 per cent of its 200 staff working in the field, Hyundai has embraced company-wide virtualisation.

HIGHER EDUCATION

CLOUD FIRST, VIRTUALISATION SECOND, PHYSICAL BY EXCEPTION

The University of New South Wales depends heavily on IT for a number of their curriculum’s, in house systems, and student facilities. Being one of the largest campus networks in Australia, UNSW leverage technology on a scale seldom seen in this region. To support 45,000 students, each with multiple devices, the University requires technology that is not only performant and reliable, but also scales.

The University’s policy of Cloud First, Virtualisation Second, Physical by Exception saw them rationalise their existing server and storage platforms, reducing the number of vendors in play, and adopting the lessons learned by those Public Cloud providers to deliver Cloud-like economics to on premises infrastructure for workloads that required the security, control, performance and reliability only fully managed infrastructure can deliver.

GOVERNMENT

HORNSBY SHIRE COUNCIL

BEarena has worked with many Federal, State and Local Government departments. For Hornsby Shire Council, BEarena has transformed the infrastructure to suit the needs of the business, enabling services to be delivered quickly, and simply, at a reduced cost compared to the previous solutions. Our project encompassed desktop services, server and storage, networking and backup/DR and is fast becoming the model for a number of other local councils in ANZ.

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

CBRE INTEGRATION PROJECT

As the world’s biggest property group with sales in 11 countries CBRE’s geography nature present unique IT challenges. Chief was how to rapidly integrate acquisitions into head-office IT without marooning new hires on legacy infrastructure or managing multiple, competing and incompatible systems and logons. The solutions CBRE divined was to use VDI to immediately to push critical corporate applications to workers while integrating back-office system behind. Darren Ashley, Managing Director BEarena who team leads the Dell and CBRE integration says Dell’s XC hyperconverged infrastructure was a solution agile enough to support the property group’s business growth.

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