Kenya Data Networks (KDN)
Date : 6/1/2012
Dell was different from the start. It acted as a trusted adviser and worked hard to understand what we needed and what we wanted to achieve.
Shruthi Srivatsan, Head of IT, Kenya Data Networks (KDN), Kenya
ChallengeKDN needed to virtualize its IT infrastructure and establish a disaster recovery strategy to reduce downtime and increase responsiveness to customer needs.
SolutionThe firm deployed a data-center-in-a-box solution consisting of Dell PowerEdge™ blade servers with Dell PowerConnect™ internet SCSI (iSCSI) switches, Dell EqualLogic™ iSCSI storage arrays and a Dell PowerVault™ tape library.
Benefits• IT is centralized, achieving around 88 percent server consolidation
• Solution helps ensure 99.99 percent uptime
• Disaster recovery strategy delivers same-day system restoration
• Lead time to provision servers reduced from months to minutes
• Capital expenditure cut by around 50 percent