DATACENTER OVERHAUL, TIGHT DEADLINELeading digital certificate provider needed immediate scalability

An award-winning, leading provider of digital certificates, authentication and encryption solutions found itself growing through acquisition, and, as a result, immediately outgrowing its existing infrastructure. They needed a robust design with an time frame that could only be met by one network integrator―GDT.

Quick Analysis, Faster Implementation

In just three (3) short months, GDT examined their existing infrastructure, including current, immediate and future needs, and designed, configured and delivered a solution that scaled to meet a workforce that had grown 600% overnight.

GDT turned to their talented and highly tenured engineering team and its respective resources to implement a full-scale overhaul of their existing datacenter infrastructure while delivering a VM strategy that was previously non-existent. The client was able to realize their strict deadline with best-of-breed products and a migration strategy that included vast amounts of and end-users, both existing and new. GDT implemented ’s Unified Computing System (UCS), complete with blade services and a platform, and a flash solution from Pure Networks. Pure Networks’ all-flash array allowed the client to load-balance their traffic while stretching their virtual clusters to multiple geographical locations. Their previous 1 Gig network was vastly upgraded, and now boasts a fully meshed 100 Gig network with 40 Gig distribution sites and 10 Gig endpoints.

Unparalleled Project Management and End-User Training

GDT provided extensive on-site training to the client, as well, which included well over 100 hours of solution knowledge transfer. It’s project management team ensured the client was fully engaged in all processes of the solution implementation, from kick-off to project completion.

Due to the project’s success, the client has already upgraded GDT’s datacenter solution and engaged them in discussions about multiple future projects.