C24 application delivery

C24 is pleased to announce that global technology giant HP has just published a case study showing how C24 use HP’s mission critical technology solutions to run our enterprise datacentre hosting solution. 


C24 is an applications hosting provider, specialising in delivering ERP and business critical application hosting to software vendors and clients across the globe.  We are a HP Cloud Agile Service Provider Partner and work very closely with HP to develop joint go to market solutions, to differentiate our enterprise hosting proposition from traditional providers.


To deliver our business critical and highly available enterprise cloud service, C24 has deployed HP Bladesystem technology to make more efficient use of resources in a reliant and secure way coupled with HP 3PAR StoreServ storage to dynamically manage and provision storage capacity for maximum uptime and performance.


C24’s Head of Marketing and Sales, David Ricketts, commented in the case study, “If we don’t deliver, our clients’ business stops – it’s as simple as that – and the quality of our infrastructure is therefore vital.  By achieving better utilisation rates within our enterprise storage array, thin provisioning means we can continue to make our hosting environment as efficient and secure as possible.”


Here is a summary of the case study published by HP:


Mission-critical application delivery with reliable HP solution – To meet the demands of business growth, service provider C24 chose an HP infrastructure including blade servers and HP 3PAR storage. The new solution has experienced zero downtime and has enabled C24 to save time and money in managing its systems, while providing a high level of service for its clients.


C24 has been a long-standing HP customer over many years and had been using HP EVA storage at the heart of its infrastructure.  Its growing business meant that C24 needed to invest in new storage and servers, and it decided the time was right to find a replacement for the EVA systems.


C24 selected a complete architecture based on HP equipment, including HP 3PAR F400, StoreServ 72xx and StoreServ 74xx storage, HP BL460C server blades, HP ProLiant DL380 rack mount servers and an HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module. The HP solution is split across two Tier 4 data centres in the UK, where C24 rents colocation space. HP Technology Services also provides pro-active support to C24.


IT Outcomes –


• Reduced support resolution times on servers by up to 50 per cent due to HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO)

• Achieved better storage utilisation rates due to 3PAR thin provisioning, reducing storage costs

• Cut time to collate reports and information by 65 per cent with 3PAR System Reporter


Business matters –


• Provided reliable solution for mission-critical service delivery, with zero downtime, enabling C24 to meet client SLAs

• Saved time due to straightforward management and support

• Reduced cost, improved flexibility and saved time with HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric, which means C24 need fewer core switches


The case study will soon be published on HP’s central case study site for further information.  Take a look at the case study HP C24 Case Study.


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