Consolidation in the cloud

Not just saving cost


De Vere hotels had legacy systems, systems that needed updating but, most of all, it had lots of servers doing different things. Having grown by acquisition, it needed to consolidate if it wanted to realise its plans for customer service. It did this using a private cloud created by ANS Group, based on NetApp's FlexPod.

On January 25 we heard the story of how it succeeded. Joining us for chat and your questions on how private cloud can be used to consolidate - and how consolidation can achieve flexibility and performance as well as save money - was Jo Stanford from the De Vere Group, Andy Barrow from ANS Group and Laurence James from NetApp. Tony Lock of Freeform Dynamics went through his Wisdom Of The Ages as usual, and the Reg's Tim Phillips squeezed in too and put your questions to the expert panel.

As the feverish excitement of cloud hype becomes a practical challenge for you to solve, you strive to know whether private cloud delivers what it promises and whether it can meet the needs of a real business. See if we had the people who could give you the answers by signing up for on-demand version here.

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