TSG implements data centre solution for Barbour
J Barbour & Sons is a household name - at least for any household that likes outdoor pursuits. The firm was founded in 1894 and has always been based in South Shields in the north-east of England. Barbour manufactures wax jackets, waterproof breathable jackets, wools, quilts, shirts, knitwear, trousers and accessories in more than 40 countries worldwide.
When the company decided to renew its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, several key objectives for its underlying infrastucture had to be met before the project could be deployed. Full resiliency, better performance and lower total cost of ownership were the top three aims which drove the IT rollout.
Improved access and resilience of ERP software
Together with the client we looked at technologies which accelerated applications and virtualised the distribution and storage of data.
Our specification used HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array, allowing dynamic storage expansion, data replication, archiving and disaster recovery. Also an HP StorageWorks MSL4048 tape library for unattended data backup
"As our trusted IT Advisors, we had asked TSG to assess the vendors and design a bespoke solution to fit our needs. “ TSG design of virtualised servers and storage met our requirements perfectly"