White & Case – International Migration

White & Case – International Migration


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THE SITUATION

White & Case, a global law firm, who work with some of the worlds most respected and well-established financial institutions and businesses, required specialist installation and migration support during a major project to upgrade the core, distribution and access network hardware of their London office. The upgrade comprised over 50 new network devices, removal of multiple chassis based switches, rack power bar upgrades and cabling audit and installation.

THE ISSUES

By carrying out a detailed evaluation of the project brief, conducting site visits and audits, and by working alongside the network team, JSC was able to determine the exact requirements and constraints of the project and progress immediately to planning stages. The following issues and constraints were identified: – A very limited downtime window and disruption allowance to the business was permitted – White & Case required support in a live environment; staff often work extended hours and weekends – Multiple switch replacement/upgrades on multiple floors and rooms within those floors – Re-patching of new switches – New power bars required in racks to properly serve new network infrastructure – Inter-floor fibre cabling changes were required

THE OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS

Changes were executed in a non disruptive manner to the business. Outsourcing hardware upgrades and cabling work to JSC, allowed the client to utilise its own IT staff to the full, e.g. concentrating on network processing etc, thus resulting in labour cost savings. JSC’s high standard of installation and cabling also resulted in issues taking less time to resolve and less physical interaction requirement to resolve those issues. To find out more about JSC’s extensive range of data centre services and solutions, please contact paul.joyce@joycesolutions.com.